Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Finally, off the bench!
I FINALLY finished making our entry way bench!
I bought the wood plank and legs back in October. Yes, October! This past weekend I spent my "mommy free" time working on this. And you may ask yourself how much manual labor could possibly go into screwing legs into wood...right? The hard part was in the sanding as I bought the plank from a wood recycler.
Here is where I got the supplies:
wood: Reclaimed Wood Products
legs: Hairpin Legs
As with most of my projects, once I finish one it spurs more projects or purchases. I'm not digging our baskets or our entryway runner. There's too much brown. Nothing is popping. The whole thing has too much of an "organic" feel because of all the natural materials. I think if the baskets were more "industrial" or really bright with color it would be better.
I'd like to get three of these baskets from CB2, or something along these lines:
And I'd like to replace the runner with Flor tiles. Something bold with color and pattern. Our hooks on the wall, under the mirror are now only good for our daughters jackets or hats. I'm going to have to do some rethinking about the wall hooks.
But at least the bench is finished! And then I saw a similar bench on The Brick House from Modernism Week in Palm Springs and I felt so proud of myself for putting it together.