The old bench bottom was purchased for a buck or two, then repainted & distressed. But the top, I wanted more rustic & contrasting. In theory, it sounds great. However the project ended up looking top heavy. I still love it & it's very meaningful to me. And I owe my hubby for taking the time to fulfill my request, since I'm power tool challenged! His work was fantastic.
So far, it found a place in my son's room. All his "friends" sit on it.