My New Farmhouse Entry Bench from an Old Door

I’ve wanted a small old church pew for several years to use in my farmhouse entryway. but either they were way out of my price range or they were much too large.

So what’s a gal to do?

Ask her husband to make a farmhouse entryway bench instead! :0)

Making an entryway bench that looks like a church pew isn’t at the top of our list of projects to finish, but when I came across this bench on Pinterest, I realized I could have my entryway bench and it wouldn’t cost us a cent to make.  That moved it to the top of the list!

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On my husband’s day, off he started working on it and had it finished the same day!

This was the door we started with.  We’ve had it sitting in our garage for several years.  I don’t remember where we got it and we didn’t have a need for it, so it would do nicely.

One side of it was pretty scratched up and had stickers on it, but the other side was in good condition.

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He started by cutting the door apart in sections.  He cut two panels for the seat and back rest and the other two he cut curved for the sides.

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He screwed the sections together and filled the holes.

Make a Farmhouse Bench from Repurposed Door! See how we did it at Knick of Time | www.knickoftime.net #KnickofTime #farmhousestyle #bench #repurposed #door I decided that I’d paint it black since I already have so much white in my house, and it was the perfect choice.  The color is called Midnight Sky by Dixie Belle Paint Co.  It’s a beautiful matte black that has amazing coverage.

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I finished it with Satin Clear Coat to protect the finish and … SWOON!

I’m in love with it!

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I’m so glad I held on to the door even though I didn’t know what I’d do with it.

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Vaya con Dios,

So what do you think of my new farmhouse entryway bench?

I hope you’ll leave a comment below or on Facebook!

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Comments

  1. Wow. What a great bench!

  2. Sandy McElroy says:

    Love it.

  3. Absolutely Beautiful!

  4. Hmmmm, there’s a lovely solid wood door sitting in the garage right now, and two unsuspecting carpenters currently still asleep , can’t wait to show them this one ! Turned out great Angie , Creds to your husband also!

  5. Claudine says:

    Beautiful! Black was a great choice, the bench really stands out. So great to see you creating! 🙂

  6. What a great project!

  7. OH! That is wonderful, Angie! Such a great project…I am in love with your bench, too! Pinning!

  8. I am all for making something out of another that wasn’t supposed to be that. 😉 The hubbs did a great job. Everytime I mention the word Pinterest, my husband and daughter both roll their eyes. Sometimes I don’t do exactly as the person who made the Pin, but it sure does inspire me. Good color choice too.

    Cindy

  9. What a wonderful project!

  10. Marlene Stephenson says:

    I love it, you are such a neat couple, you can achieve so many projects it is amazing.

  11. Kathy Pickart says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  12. Marvelous Maude’s House says:

    I love the way your mind works! Fabulous job, the potting bench and the pew.

  13. Jackie B says:

    Oh Angie, it is beautiful! You and hubby did a great job! It is good to see you back at it!

  14. Naomi Shelton says:

    The bench is fabulous, Angie! Your husband is so talented! And speedy, too. Done in a day! Does he happen to have a similarly talented …um…I guess at my advanced age it would have to be an uncle! Ha, ha! Sure would like to have a handy man with his talents, though. And I like it in the black paint.

  15. Terri Hughes says:

    WOW…..the bench turned out great, love the color!

  16. It looks awesome, Angie! Your hubby did a fantastic job and I like the black.

  17. Linda Southworth says:

    Quite stylish! I too have a door that needs to serve a useful purpose again.I like what your husband did. The black color is great! There just may be a few more benches out there now Angie! Thank you!

  18. Oh Angie… this bench is one basic beauty! Love the clean lines and it’s so perfect in black!

    I’ve featured this in this weekend’s DIY Salvaged Junk Projects. Thanks for linking up! 🙂

  19. This fooled me. Can’t believe it’s an old door. Looks gorgeous in the new black color!

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