The Three Board Bench

pottery barn inspired bench

If you’ve been dabbling with the idea of building a piece of furniture, Jen from House of Wood has the perfect project to get you going. Using only three boards and plans from Ana White, Jen built this lovely bench. Actually, it was so easy that she built two! Jen shows two different finishes – […Read More]

Stunning Slatted Wood Bench

diy nelson bench

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!

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Build Your Own $40 Dining Bench

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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!

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Wood and Metal X-Style Bench

diy x bench tutorial

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!

diy x bench tutorial

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Distressed Storage Bench

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Aimee from The Vintage Estate was more than willing to help out a family friend who was moving out of her farmhouse and needed to unload a few items. One of Aimee’s acquisitions was a cedar chest that had seen better days. Despite the ugly exterior, the inside was still in great condition. It only took some homemade chalk paint to transform the chest into a bench like one Aimee had been admiring from Pottery Barn.

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Upholstered Bench

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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!

upholstered bench

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Entryway Bench

kitchen table to bench

After building a new farmhouse table, Laura from Inspiration for Moms sent her old kitchen table packing to the garage. The day came when she had to decide to toss it or find another use for it. Laura remembered a seeing a Pottery Barn bench that would be perfecto for her entryway and decided to […Read More]

Wood Farmhouse Bench

diy farmhouse table

After building a beautiful farmhouse table for her morning room, Kristen from Lipstick and Sawdust needed some seating so the table could actually be used. She upcycled a pair of counter stools for the project, removing the tops and sanding the bases down to bare wood. The two stools were joined with a center support, […Read More]