Distressed Storage Bench


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.

pb inspired chest

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Upholstered Bench


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]

Fabric Covered Bench

There’s a first time for everything, and this project is the first official “knock-off” of Holly from My Sister’s Suitcase. After laying eyes on a gorgeous custom design bench, Holly decided to make one for her master bedroom by creating a slipcover for a TJ Maxx bench. I love the casual elegance of this bench [...Read More]

Bench with Woven Seat

Did you ever have a piece of furniture that you liked but was just ho-hum? That was the case for a bench belonging to Amy from Queen of the Crazies. It has actually been in her husband’s family for years and years, and he has faithfully loved it the whole time. Amy can finally say [...Read More]

Rustic Stamped Bench

Kelli from Lolly Jane Boutique really wanted a bench for her dining room table so her family of six could finally sit together for meals. When hubs was home for Thanksgiving break, Kelli begged him to build the bench. He sweetly complied, following Ana White’s plans for a large rustic bench. Kelli finished it with [...Read More]

Rustic Farmhouse Style Bench

Brook from Being Brook had hubs whip up a couple of rustic benches following Ana White’s plans. The benches are perfect for Brook’s kiddos to squeeze onto and color at the craft table. I agree with Brook that benches are such versatile pieces of furniture that can be used in literally any room of the [...Read More]