DIY Rustic Shutter Bench

DIY Rustic Window Shutter Bench - So simple to make! A must pin! - lizmarieblog.com

A few weeks ago I revealed our early fall dining room & a lot of you were asking about our “new” dining room table bench. Well, today’s the day I get to show you! I was asked to partner with Swiffer & Home Depot to create something for our home & right away I knew what I wanted to do! We had this old shutter just leaning on a wall in our dining room begging to become a bench. All it needed was a good cleaning & a little DIY love to make the perfect bench for our dining table.

DIY rustic shutter bench - lizmarieblog.com
DIY shutter bench - lizmarieblog.com
Making this bench was super simple & every step was super easy. We got a really fun Swiffer box delivered to our front door & I was so excited to open it up and see what was inside. I mean, nothing makes me feel more like an adult than to be excited to clean our house. First we had to clean the shutter since it has been sitting in storage for so long. I used my handy swiffer duster to get in between all the gaps so it was ready for the painting step. 

Swiffer box

DIY swiffer duster
Swiffer duster
Now that the shutter was all clean it was time for the DIY part of the project. To give the bench a lot of support we needed to basically make a bench & then put the shutter on top of the bench.

Items needed to make the shutter bench:

  • antique shutter
  • baseboard
  • legs
  • leg anchors
  • wood trim

DIY shutter
To make the shutter bench:
First, measure the dimensions of the shutter (14 5/8 x 66 1/4).

Then, cut a baseboard thinner than the shutter (12 x 66).

Notch out a slot in the board with a table saw for the shutter pull to rest in. The shutter pull is going to be faced down and a notch needs to be notched out to allow the shutter to sit flat against the baseboard.

DIY rustic bench
Next, place straight leg anchor plates at each corner and at the center of the bottom of the baseboard. Once installed, put in the legs and prep it for painting. A quick rub down of all surfaces right before paint is always a good idea – especially if any cuts were made; wood dust collects like sand after the beach.DSC_3153
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After cleaning up the bench one more time & removing any debris we then painted the entire bench & even gave the shutter a light coat of the same color to have it blend in with the base.
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eriously this is one of my most favorite furniture DIY’s we have ever done. Just because it’s so unique & I love the look of it. Some questions people have asked include, does it hurt your bum? The answer is no, it’s new technology that shapes to your booty. No, but really, it doesn’t hurt at all it feels like you are sitting on a normal bench.  What do you think of our rustic shutter bench? Have any questions? Leave it all in the comments below, I’m excited to hear from you! Also be sure to find me on Facebook & Instagram to chat! xx 

I am not the only one who uses Swiffer in my DIY projects, head on over to  FinditatHomeDepot.com to see more projects!!

 

& something else that’s pretty exciting, I got to surprise someone with a swiffer box at their door! I chose my friend Marissa first of all because she is the happiest most fun person I know & I just knew,like me, she would get excited about a Swiffer box. & two because her husband is deployed & I wanted to make her day.  I’ve always wanted to do something like this so thank you Swiffer & Home Depot for the opportunity!

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So much fun & now we are both going to have really clean houses!

 

I was sent these items, but all opinions and the DIY project are all mine. 

62 thoughts on “DIY Rustic Shutter Bench

  1. mere

    Southern Living had a similar project several years ago using a shutter to make sofa table. The same idea but taller legs and then having a piece of glass cut for the top.

  2. Lisa A

    This is such a cute idea! I too wondered about the comfort factor for your bum, but I guess you could always add a cushion to it if you needed to. I just may try this!

  3. Hollea

    The bench is such a cute idea and looks great in the dinning room. I am in love with your dinning room table. Can you please tell me where you got it? Thank you

  4. Lacie

    So so cute! I would love to make a couple of benches for my patio farm table but I can’t seem to find cute farm style legs. Can you share where you found yours?

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