Submitted By: Kristen Gibson

Original Shanty2Chic project it was inspired by:

Project (URL):

Time to Complete: 10 hours

Total Cost: $43 plus wood stain

Finishing Details:
I used the dining benches as an entryway bench and I am really happy with the way it turned out. The only difference from the plans is that I mitered the corners of the seating area. For the finish I used a Varathane weathered gray and dark walnut mixture that I made, which was a little heavier on the gray. I did several coats of this until it had the look I was going for and then did a couple coats of matte poly.


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    Super excited because I built this myself and it turned out so beautifully! SO happy! I used the plans at to build mine – I highly recommend you visit that website and check their plans out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha ???

    Go to www. – click the pink link above for some more plans! Best of luck on your building adventures!