This week I have been focussing on the planning portion of my project. I need to have all of my ducks in a row before I start constructing anything.
Thus far, I have decided on the style of bench I will be making. In my search for the right style, I found Pinterest to be my best friend. I looked at multiple online stores on multiple websites, and none of them seemed to fit my taste. I have created a Pinterest board to show examples of what my finished product will be like.
I am going to be using the above images to help me in creating my own product. It is going to be a simple bench with a shelf underneath. Like the above pictures, I am going to have the top of the bench look like barn wood. However, I am going to be painting the legs and shelf duck blue. Fun fact: my favourite colours are anything in the mint and teal family. I am thinking I will either be glazing this colour in a deep brown or black glaze.
Colour retrieved from here.
I found a technique that I am going to be trying in order to recreate the barn board look on new wood. After searching through google for quite some time I found a website that claims to create barn wood in 5 minutes! Sounds good to me! Simply Sarah is a blog dedicated to DIY-ing, and I am going to do my best to use her technique.
For the painting and glazing portion, I am going to be using CeCe Caldwell’s paint, and Country Chic glaze. I have already seen this paint in a local Regina store, Mabel and Martha’s. They do amazing work restoring different pieces of furniture. Check out their Facebook and Instagram. I will be purchasing my painting and glazing materials from them. Even though I will be using CeCe Caldwell paint, I will be using the Country Chic website and YouTube account to teach me the proper glazing techniques for the look I am wanting.
After measuring the length, width, and height of my bed I decided on the measurements of the bench. Attached I have a picture of my room so you can see the colour theme I will be attempting for the barn board.