Furniture Frenzy

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

So my lovely friend Mrs. O'Connell over at And We Live Happily Ever After... has me completely addicted to She recently just used some of Ana's plans to make her dining room table with benches (check her blog out...she and her husband did an AWESOME job!), and she has made me want to start building some furniture for our place too.

A few projects I'd like to tackle in the future:

The Farmhouse Bed

We've been wanting a bigger bed, and it looks like it could end up being much more cost effective to make one. Plus this one is fabulous.

The Modern Farm Table and Benches

I've always loved benches instead of chairs at a dining room table. My aunt's table had a bench for one side, and I always thought it was the coolest thing. It might not be super formal, but I'm coming to terms with the fact that we're just not formal people. I've been wanting an updated dining room feel, and I think this table might be just the thing we need. Plus I think the benches might help foster a sense of togetherness and family, which will be wonderful when we have kids.

The Spa Bench

Our bathroom is way too small for a bench (or anything, really) right now, but when we have a bigger bathroom I'd like to have one of these. Not only does it provide a seat (not exactly necessary in a bathroom, but nice) but it doubles as storage, which is something many bathrooms lack.

There will be many more posts about my decorating ideas in the future :)

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  1. :) we have such similar taste! I have that bed! It was the 2nd thing we built. The first was the spa bench! lol

    It is not as hard as it seems, and there is nothing better than having someone say "where did you get your bed?!?!" and saying "I made it!"

    I highly recommend you start. If you want, the big box stores (home depot and lowes) will cut wood for a small fee, but this will save you on a saw. If you really get into it, check out craigslist for a miter saw. It is way more girl friendly, and will save you HOURS! It was a lifesaver!

    A decent drill and some good plans and you are set :)

  2. How fun you find building something for yourself. My son is going to build me shelves for my office so I can organize my clutter of craft and jewelry supplies, I cant wait. Thanks for the visit to My Wordless Wednesday



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