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

*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!


  1. Ms_Bright8:48 AM

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

  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!

  3. Kelly@TearingUpHouses9:06 AM

    Only two hours? Nice!


  4. Janell Beals9:19 AM

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

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

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

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

  8. this is crazy amazing!!!

  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!!!!


  10. did you see this post? it randomly reminded me of your love of creepy portraits--that's you, right?

  11. I AM IN LOVE!!!! WOW!

    m ^..^

  12. 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!

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

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

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

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

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


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