An Easy Built-In Bench (+ Insulation + Stain!)

After we built our planter boxes, the rain came. It came, and it came, and it came, and it took over a week to receive two days of blue skies in a row. The first morning of the sunny-double-days, we got right to work on phase two of the planter boxes – built-in bench seating, insulating […]

From Slab to Bench + a Giveaway!

For this month’s partnership with Ace Hardware, we were encouraged to break the painting rules. Think: colored ceilings, painted floors and hot pink furniture (which, by the way, we’d be down with!).  We wanted to have fun with idea, but between completing the guest room and looking forward to the kitchen, we weren’t quite ready to […]

A Really Simple DIY Bench (but Not For Us!)

Over the weekend – in addition to completing the studio baseboard installation (but not including the dreaded spackling, caulking and painting, oy!) – we spent a morning building this bench: For a handful of weeknights, we’ve been helping our friends makeover their home’s entry (more on that next week, that is, if all goes well!), […]