DIY Storage Bench from old Dresser – Part II
Hi everyone! Last night we left part one of our post showing you the old dresser we would take to a new DIY Storage Bench. Well tonight we will show you part II – planking the back of our dresser to prep for the next step.
The addition of planking to the back of the dresser will help build out decor focal point for our living room. You can purchase planking in almost any size width you like. I bought mine from the Home Depot. I used a combination of 4 sizes because I wanted that wow factor when I move to the next part of my project.
Before I cut and attached the planking I did a washed paint technique of all the grey and white paint colors we have used in our decor.
I simply took a couple tablespoons of each paint, added water, and wiped on each board to create the finish I wanted for my room. Experiment to find what you like – you can even use various stains.
Here’s what we used:
4 –.25” x 2” x 36” Plank
4 – .25” x 2.5” x 36” Plank
4 – .25” x 3.5” x 36” plank
4 – .25” x 5.5” x 36” Plank
Ryobi Nail gun (I use battery)
Liquid nails – white – extra hold power
Saw (radial or miter will do the trick)
Dime for spacing
Your choice of paint or stain colors
First, I mixed all my paint and set the water amount.
Next, I painted the planks, and wiped away the excess paint. I did this by laying the planks on a flat surface to help avoid drips, and checking them to make sure they were the perfect color for my project.
After the planks dried, I cut them all too different sizes (this allows you to adjust your staggering lines so all the lines do not match up, giving that perfect overlap).
Then, I started installing the planks for our DIY Storage Bench with the largest to the bottom. I added liquid nails to the back, then secured with my Ryobi Nail gun, making sure to leave expansion cracks which allows the wood to expand and contract with the room’s humidity.
As you finish each row you will have to cut the boards on the end where you stop to make it nice and even down each side of the DIY Storage Bench.
This one addition to this piece is going to help bring the rest of our project to life! Tomorrow we will be completing the last portion of the DIY Storage Bench project – It’s going to be exciting to see the change of this piece and what it will bring to our room through its new design. So meet me back here tomorrow for the final on our DIY Storage Bench.
Well, that’s the second half of our DIY Storage Bench project. Thanks for stopping by – Hope you all have an awesome day!!
Until the final post– happy planking!!