Super fun day today over here, friends!! My friend Aniko rounded up myself and a few other super talented bloggers to create this West Elm Knock Off Decor Series. Throughout the summer, we’ll be sharing our West Elm knock offs with you! How fun is that?
Check out the awesome talent!
This month’s theme is outdoor. We each picked an outdoor item from West Elm and gave our best shot at a knock off.
For my project, I choose the Wood Slat Bench. Since moving into our new house, we’ve been in need of extra seating for our screened in porch and I thought this would be a perfect addition. Plus it can double as a drop zone when we come in from playing outside.
I’m going to spare you the tutorial for this beauty because there was a lot of trial and error here. Lots of wood glue, wood putty, and a little bit of blood sweat, and tears.
It was allllll worth it though for this finished product.
Some details: We used 1x4x6 select pine boards from The Home Depot (about four of them) which made the project about half the sale price of the West Elm piece! I used a dark walnut stain that I’m totally crushing on. I usually go with a lighter color but this dark, rich walnut is gorgeous.
Now that we’ve built the bench, I’m really interested in building the table to go with it. I love it so much.
So there you have it – my first West Elm knock off – the DIY Wood Slat Bench.
Before you run out and try this DIY Wood Slat Bench – be sure to check out what the other gals whipped up! I’m tempted to try every single one!
TINY SIDEKICK – WEST ELM INSPIRED WOODEN PLANT STAND
PLACE OF MY TASTE –WEST ELM INSPIRED STRIPED POUF
MAKING HOME BASE – DIY WOOD SLAT BENCH
JEN WOODHOUSE – DIY BUTLER STAND
HOME MADE BY CARMONA – DIY WEST ELM BENCH KNOCK OFF