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It's high season for yard sales! So there are tons of fun DIY projects out there from found objects (read: cheap!). Check out this set of benches that blogger Fiona Richards of Cafe Cartolina picked up:

The owner was charging $5 for them, but Fiona actually loaded them up for free.

She pressure-washed them down, let dry, and placed side-by-side as a warm and rustic coffee table.

If you're sure you want to leave them as a coffee table (and not repurpose them as benches one day), glue them together with some wood furniture glue. A light sanding will add a worn look to wood that isn't rustic enough to begin with.

For more photos of the project, see Fiona's blog post.

See our DIY section for more easy projects!

Photo credits:
1-3. Fiona Richards, Cafe Cartolina


Gwen McAuley

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