Turquoise 2×4 Entry Bench – HD Monthly Challenge

New graphicIt’s month 4 of the Home Depot Monthly Gift Challenge!  I’ve teamed up with 12 other awesome bloggers to create a gift for one lucky recipient with an item from the Home Depot!  Here’s a list of the items we’ve chosen and the gift recipients in the last 3 challenges:

Month 1: Item- Copper pipe, Recipient- our significant other

Month 2: Item -Wood dowels, Recipient- child

Month 3: Item – Peg Board, Recipient – anyone

and this month’s ….

Item – 2×4 boards, Recipient – a new homeowner 

I was super excited about this challenge because I LOVE working with wood!  I’m not that great at it, but I love putting in the work and ending up with a piece of furniture I can enjoy and be proud of!  You get such a feeling of accomplishment.

It was also awesome that this month’s gift recipient was a new homeowner – because we closed on our house last week!!  Oh yeah baby!  It only took 2 months.   So yeah, after what seems like an eternity of waiting, we have finally purchased our first home.  I’ll be sharing lots more about all that soon!

We don’t have nearly enough furniture for our new house, as its much bigger than anything we’ve lived in before, so I knew I wanted to build a piece of furniture.

I decided to design a bench because it would be simple to build and I needed something for the little nook right inside our front door.  I wanted it open on the bottom to put baskets to corral shoes, scarves, and purses.  Here she is!

Simple 2x4 DIY entryway bench with custom mixed Annie Sloan chalk paint finish.  This is a simple project and is open underneath for baskets or crates for storing shoes and other items.

I took inspiration for my bench from this coffee table plan from Ana White.  I adjusted the dimensions to what I wanted and x-nayed the breadboard ends and voila!  The dimensions for my bench are:

Height: 20″

Width: 14″

Length: 47.5″

I will be posting a full tutorial for building the bench soon, but I just couldn’t get it together for today’s post.  I’ve been working on the house every night until midnight after working all day, and I am beat y’all.  The paint color is an Annie Sloan Chalk paint custom mix that I will also be sharing in my full tutorial, so be sure not to miss it!

Here’s a few more photos.

Simple 2x4 DIY entryway bench with custom mixed Annie Sloan chalk paint finish.  This is a simple project and is open underneath for baskets or crates for storing shoes and other items. Simple 2x4 DIY entryway bench with custom mixed Annie Sloan chalk paint finish.  This is a simple project and is open underneath for baskets or crates for storing shoes and other items. Simple 2x4 DIY entryway bench with custom mixed Annie Sloan chalk paint finish.  This is a simple project and is open underneath for baskets or crates for storing shoes and other items.

Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my 2×4 project!

You are definitely gonna want to check out all of the amazing 2×4 projects by clicking on each photo below!

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Comments

    • says

      Thanks so much Amanda! I’m loving the color too – such a fun pop in the entryway. only problem is now I want to paint everything this color!

    • says

      Hi Lindi! Thanks so much! You could a bench like this other places too – like the laundry room or bathroom as a spa bench, or at the foot of your bed :)

    • says

      Thanks Amy! I will post the plans soon so you should definitely make one – it was so simple! And of course I think you should paint it turquoise too lol!

  1. Karen says

    Hubby has agreed to make me a bench and I will paint it. Can you tell me what type of paint you used?

  2. Manira says

    I absolutely love this bench. I am a first time home owner and have been looking for ideas for an outdoor bench. I don’t like shoes in the house so I wanted an outdoor bench outside my front door. I didn’t find the tutorial on it though. Would you please guide me to where the tutorial for making it are.
    Thank you.

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