Steal this Idea: DIY Striped Bench

Its Friday (yippee!) - time for another Steal this Idea* feature - a tiny show of appreciation for a well executed tutorial. Today's feature comes from the clever duo of Carrie & Angie behind 221 Vision.


Carrie started with inspiration from the Ballard Design catalog and a pile o' stuff...



...invested 2 hours and made this perfect piece for a hallway, the end of a bed, a dining room or any place you need a little sit.



Impressive, right? I would have never guessed that was completely homemade. I'm also pretty wow'd that it only took her 2 hours. Go on and check out the full how-to on this and other projects at 221 Vision


postscript:
*When I say steal, I really mean borrow nicely and give proper credit!
**If you have an idea/tutorial you would like me to consider for a feature, email me. I'd love to see!


17 comments:

  1. Ms_Bright8:48 AM

    How about that? I think I'll be adding some nailhead trim to mine!! Have a fancy weekend!

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  2. Little Fiddlehead8:55 AM

    Crap! I just listed my Windsor Smith striped linen on ebay because I had no plans for it. This is incredible and one of the least homemade looking DIYs I've seen in a while.

    By the way, I didn't comment yesterday, but wanted to say your new shore kitchen light fixture is amazing. It elevates the whole space!

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  3. Kelly@TearingUpHouses9:06 AM

    Only two hours? Nice!

    Kelly

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  4. Janell Beals9:19 AM

    Very nice, love the bold black and white stripe! Janell

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  5. Love this! I'm always afraid of stripes because of the whole lining it up right thing. Hers looks amazing! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I LOOOOVVVEEEE THIS!!!!! And Im a sucker for black and white stripes :) I will be trying this at home YAY!

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  7. Love it. I enjoy the bold stripe. Mmmm. Jealous.

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  8. oh.my.goodness. this is crazy amazing!!!

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  9. Centsational Girl1:03 PM

    SO SO excited to see this in my reader this morning, because I was just at Lowes yesterday cutting up some plywood to make a tufted version with some legs from a thrift store coffee table. Couldn't be more brilliant timing, thank you as always Ms. Limestone for your 'Steal this Idea' series!!!!

    xo
    Kate

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  10. did you see this post? it randomly reminded me of your love of creepy portraits--that's you, right? http://highstreetmarket.blogspot.com/2011/03/portraits-worth-thousand-words.html

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  11. Kim@NewlyWoodwards10:23 PM

    This is so cool! Never would have guessed it wasn't store-bought. I think I'm inspired. I think I need a bench for the porch and I may even have outdoor fabric ready-to-go. Thanks!

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  12. Thank you so much for sharing!!! This is my favourite DIY project I have ever seen.

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  13. Thanks Stefanie for loving our bench! @Ms_Bright...I want to add nail heads to my bench too! Great minds think alike!

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  14. Thanks Stefanie for loving our bench! @Ms_Bright...I am adding nailhead trim to my bench! Great minds think alike!!

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  15. i'm impressed! this is a great feature on your blog - i'm finding loads of projects!!

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  16. I am definitely making this! I'm already choosing fabric in my head!

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