Welcome Bench


Posted by Randy Dunn

Hello from Olympia, WA!
My wife & I had picked up a ceramic “welcome” sign from a local artist at our farmers market. To avoid simply bolting it to the house’s siding, I thought it would be fun to incorporate it into a useful feature of our entryway– so I built this bench from 2×4’s, chiseled out a 1/2″ section of the boards in which to set it, then bolted it in. The paint is Annie Sloan’s “chalk” paint; two coats of a cream base, then red for the back slats, and purple for the seat slats. Used pocket hole screws and glue to assemble. Now our visitors have a fun & comfy place to relax outside~


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