Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic recently built a solid truss dining table out of 4x4s and had plans for benches in the works. Well, Whitney delivered with two beautiful benches that are every bit as “big and beefy” as their table counterpart. You know Ana White was in the mix, helping design the benches and providing clear plans so you can build them too – for only $40! This is the perfect seating solution for your big holiday get-togethers!
Becki and Chris of The Uncommon Common Law were this year’s winner of Creating with the Stars at East Coast Creative. And looking at this stunning bench they made, it’s not too hard to see why! The couple recreated the infamous Nelson Bench for only $136, and it’s a dead ringer for the original. I simply love the look of the natural maple and ebony legs and am amazed by Becki and Chris’ workmanship. Gorgeous!
One of my blogging buddies, Jen from Tatertots and Jello, recently completed a crazy gorgeous master bedroom makeover. One of the things Jen knew she wanted for the space was a bench at the end of the bed, specifically one that with a modern yet rustic feel. Jen found the perfect bench online that offered the clean, simple lines she craved with a reclaimed finish. Since it was a bit too shallow for her space, Jen headed straight to Lowe’s to DIY. She ended up adding metal supports so the bench wouldn’t wobble, which totally adds to the overall design and industrial vibe Jen was after. Well done, my friend!
Kristen from Lipstick and Sawdust just completed the latest addition to her “Jewel Box” guest room – an upholstered bench that she planned and built herself! Kristen saved money on materials by using foam from clearance IKEA cushions and some scrap wood pieces. I love how Kristen always finds ways to save money while still producing gorgeous results!