Friday, May 7, 2010

Mother's Day Rustic Bench & Herb Pot DIY

With Mother's Day around the corner - let me tell you I have an AWESOME mom!  Not only do I get to work with her and be her daughter, but she is one of my BEST friends too.

And like any Mom on Mother's Day she's in LOVE with homemade gifts and goodies.  So I did JUST that this year (with the help of one of my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE websites......Knock-Off-Wood).

I should preface this little DIY by saying I have NEVER built anything before (except for some awesome Target furniture that came with instructions).  Ana's designs are not only awesome but they are SUPER easy and wonderfully explained. Love love LOVE her blog!  Here is her Knock-Off-Wood's Spa Bench I made.


Knock-Off Wood


This bench only took me an afternoon to build and then another afternoon to stain and varnish.  



Curious about her "Herb Pots"??  Here's the deets on that:


I found these cute little pots at Home Depot for $2.00ish a piece.

I taped off a square on the front of each pot. (Be sure to press down any bubbles so the paint doesn't drip or bleed down).



Next I painted Rustoleum Chalkboard Paint (LOVE this stuff) in the squares.  It dries super fast on clay pots so I did two coats in no time.



And VIOLA! Add some ribbon and a HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

I'm linking up to the CSI project for their paint challenge:




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11 Hand-Me-Downers Shared:

AlwaysCreatingSomething said...

Cute project! Mom will love it.

Ashley @ Bride on a Budget said...

Love this idea. Chalkboard paint is fantastic!

Richella said...

This is a great idea--these look so cute! And your bench is marvelous. Good for you!

ordinarilyextraordinary.com said...

Seriously that is such a great idea! Might have to copy it.

Sharon said...

great idea!

Marie said...

Hello sweet Amanda - I'm a new follower of yours via the CSI project! Your bench turned out gorgeous! And I love your herb pots! Isn't chalkboard paint amazing stuff? Thank you for sharing.

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Amber said...

I love this! May be using this idea in class next year as Mother's Day gifts! :)

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

I just saw those the other day and I LOVE how you changed them up! Too cute!

Amanda said...

Thank you all for such nice comments! LOVE!

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Such a cute project! I love it!

Thanks so much for linking up to the CSI Project! We really appreciate it. I hope you will come back next week for our Hardware Store challenge!

XOXO
Jen

Sharon@Keeninspirations said...

I love these! I'd love to make some! I found you over at bobbypinsboardwalk and had to check these out! I'd love to have you join me for my Garden party at Keen Inspirations starting next Wednesday-Friday ! These would be a great project to share...we'll have giveaways all 3 days!
Hope to seee you there!
Sharon

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