I started with a pile of wood which by the way girl #1 and #2 loved loading it onto the cart at Home Depot. It was a bunch of 1 x 2's and 1 x 3's.
Then I cut about a gazillion pieces and each kid got to work priming all the pieces. Let's just say the primer went on thick and goopy with lots of drips but thank goodness for the sander and some really coarse sandpaper. My kids were home for summer break so I kept them busy painting all the pieces.
Then we followed the instructions for screwing and gluing everything together:
So back to the garage and I brushed some stain over the white, then sanded some more:
Then added one last coat of the white satin, sanded some more and one coat of satin poly. Finally not so white, slightly worn looking and the kids love them:
Now that I have my first building project completed I'm ready to tackle another one. A bench with storage for the back door. For more building projects click here.