This started me thinking, could I turn that table into a bench?
I measured, measured again and then just decided to go for it!
My entry way went from this…
It was a pretty easy process,
so I am sharing all the details with you.
(Just in case you are like me with an old table sitting in your garage!)
First step: measure the amount I need to cut out.
The Pottery Barn bench is 14.5″ wide,
so I needed to remove 11″ from the middle.
To me, painters tape seemed like the best way
to make my measurements and give me a guide to follow while cutting.
Second step: time to cut.
I used a jigsaw because I thought it would give me the most control.
(If I had a do-over though, I think I would’ve used my circular saw instead.)
Third step: place my brackets underneath.
I pre-drilled all my screws and screwed all the brackets to one half first.
Fourth step: add the liquid nails between both halves.
I then placed them together and began screwing in the other sides of the brackets
to secure the bench.
Fifth step: repair the crack.
Yes, I wish this table would have magically just melted together
but since that wasn’t going to happen…
I used wood filler to repair the gap.
Sixth step: sand that baby down.
Smooth like butter! 🙂
Seven step: time to measure and cut the legs.
The Pottery Barn bench was 18″ in height,
so I made my bench the same.
Now that the bench is completely assembled…
it’s time for the final step: paint.
I used Rust-Oleum Heirloom White spray paint.
I love how it turned out…
My hubby said he liked the bench because it
centered the photo gallery.
(You can read all about my new wall gallery here.)
I think he is right and I’m not afraid to admit it. This time. 😉
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