Stunning Slatted Wood Bench

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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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Upholstered X-Bench with Nailhead Trim

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Jacqui of Brooke Eva has tremendous style and DIY savvy. Just check out these upholstered x-benches she made for East Coast Creative’s Creating with the Stars competition. I mean… WOW! Jacqui built these babies from the ground up, cutting those beautiful legs from wood, upholstering every inch with charcoal fabric, and finishing it off with nailhead trim. Hello, Gorgeous!

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Wood and Metal X-Style Bench

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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!

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Blue Upholstered Bench with Casters

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In my earlier feature of Sarah M Dorsey Design’s painted curtains, you may have noticed the beautiful blue bench situated below the window. That beauty just happens to be another knock-off created by the very talented Sarah. Sarah built the bench frame and then upholstered it and added special details like turned legs and casters. Sarah says she saved on some of her materials and splurged on others to create her bench for around $100. I am so impressed by her mad skills!

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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!

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Rolling Storage Bench

Shoes strewn about on the floor isn’t exactly the welcome you want when people enter your home. With the help of Ana White and her easy-to-follow plans, Jen from House of Wood tackled a project to tame those unruly shoes in her entryway. This was actually Jen’s first build from a couple of years ago, [...Read More]

Stained Entryway Bench

Pink Toes and Power Tools wanted to create a place to sit and put shoes on or take them off in her entryway/laundry room. She decided to build a simple bench with decorative legs instead of a more complicated piece with drawers.  I am totally digging her choice, as the clean lines of the bench [...Read More]