Built-In Benches in an Entry

I have a client in San Francisco who is knee deep in a full scale top to bottom home remodel. Presently we’re in the framing stage so I’ve been keeping on top of the progress during the lighting/electrical placement, the plumbing, and the framing of the windows and doors. I’ll be sharing progress reports from time to time as this project moves along, and will have several new spaces to share in the spring.

During a recent inspection, there was a problem with part of the old foundation that couldn’t be removed. Some awkward chunks of cement were jutting into the entry. I saw this as an opportunity and had the contractor frame a 18” high bench in what will be a mudroom when finished. I’ll trim it nicely with molding (similar to the Jenn Feldman example below) once the drywall goes up.

Today’s post is a break from the holidays and a glance at some well designed entry and mudroom benches. Not only do they look great, but built in benches are also practical, it’s that one spot you can set your handbag and groceries while you take off your shoes. The built in bench is one of my favorite elements to add to any space but it’s especially useful in an entry or mudroom, amiright?

 

tiffany weiss design

 

 

 

 

 

bria hammel interiors

 

chango & co

 

jenn feldman

 

 

lauren leonard interiors

 

 

jennifer radakovich

 

 

cruz custom homes

 

 

chango & co

 

bria hammel interiors

 

Don’t want to hire a contractor? No worries, here are some DIY ideas for building your own entry or mudroom bench:

 

designing vibes

 

ikea hemnes hack by house of hoff

 

little red brick house

 

 

just a girl and her blog

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Lemony Orzo Soup with Meatballs

Lemony Orzo Soup with Meatballs

Hello, hello my fellow winter bunnies. It’s officially cold out, even the snow has made an appearance this week. I find winter pretty depressing tbh, and if it was up to me, I’d stay indoors snuggling under my covers until Spring! The only thing that really gets me through winter is my down coat, fingerless […]
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Weekend Reading

Holiday hellos friends! Tonight’s is the last of the holiday parties to attend, then I’m going to settle in for a week of preparation before Christmas arrives.

My brother and his family will be visiting from the east coast next week, and I’m really excited to see them since they live so far away. No one makes me laugh harder than my older brother Tim so I’m looking forward to hearing his stories and sharing meals with him, his wife, and his teenagers.

Favorite links:

Perfection: the scale of the tile and touches of black in this bathroom.

So serene: this minimalist modern home in sunny Spain.

Kitchen trends that are “in” and “out”. (I disagree with #8).

She’s so interesting and one of my favorite icons: Dolly Parton.

The “Christmas Comet” is blazing past our planet this weekend.

New habits: taking 10 minutes to change your perspective.

Well said: consider a new standard of measurement.

Maintain that waistline through the holidays with these lettuce wrap recipes.

Rediscovering my daughter through Instagram.

Ha ha, great idea Alaska Airlines.

 

Weekend Reading

Holiday hellos friends! Tonight’s is the last of the holiday parties to attend, then I’m going to settle in for a week of preparation before Christmas arrives.

My brother and his family will be visiting from the east coast next week, and I’m really excited to see them since they live so far away. No one makes me laugh harder than my older brother Tim so I’m looking forward to hearing his stories and sharing meals with him, his wife, and his teenagers.

Favorite links:

Perfection: the scale of the tile and touches of black in this bathroom.

So serene: this minimalist modern home in sunny Spain.

Kitchen trends that are “in” and “out”. (I disagree with #8).

She’s so interesting and one of my favorite icons: Dolly Parton.

The “Christmas Comet” is blazing past our planet this weekend.

New habits: taking 10 minutes to change your perspective.

Well said: consider a new standard of measurement.

Maintain that waistline through the holidays with these lettuce wrap recipes.

Rediscovering my daughter through Instagram.

Ha ha, great idea Alaska Airlines.

 

Weekend Reading

Holiday hellos friends! Tonight’s is the last of the holiday parties to attend, then I’m going to settle in for a week of preparation before Christmas arrives.

My brother and his family will be visiting from the east coast next week, and I’m really excited to see them since they live so far away. No one makes me laugh harder than my older brother Tim so I’m looking forward to hearing his stories and sharing meals with him, his wife, and his teenagers.

Favorite links:

Perfection: the scale of the tile and touches of black in this bathroom.

So serene: this minimalist modern home in sunny Spain.

Kitchen trends that are “in” and “out”. (I disagree with #8).

She’s so interesting and one of my favorite icons: Dolly Parton.

The “Christmas Comet” is blazing past our planet this weekend.

New habits: taking 10 minutes to change your perspective.

Well said: consider a new standard of measurement.

Maintain that waistline through the holidays with these lettuce wrap recipes.

Rediscovering my daughter through Instagram.

Ha ha, great idea Alaska Airlines.

 

Weekend Reading

Holiday hellos friends! Tonight’s is the last of the holiday parties to attend, then I’m going to settle in for a week of preparation before Christmas arrives.

My brother and his family will be visiting from the east coast next week, and I’m really excited to see them since they live so far away. No one makes me laugh harder than my older brother Tim so I’m looking forward to hearing his stories and sharing meals with him, his wife, and his teenagers.

Favorite links:

Perfection: the scale of the tile and touches of black in this bathroom.

So serene: this minimalist modern home in sunny Spain.

Kitchen trends that are “in” and “out”. (I disagree with #8).

She’s so interesting and one of my favorite icons: Dolly Parton.

The “Christmas Comet” is blazing past our planet this weekend.

New habits: taking 10 minutes to change your perspective.

Well said: consider a new standard of measurement.

Maintain that waistline through the holidays with these lettuce wrap recipes.

Rediscovering my daughter through Instagram.

Ha ha, great idea Alaska Airlines.

 

Weekend Reading

Holiday hellos friends! Tonight’s is the last of the holiday parties to attend, then I’m going to settle in for a week of preparation before Christmas arrives.

My brother and his family will be visiting from the east coast next week, and I’m really excited to see them since they live so far away. No one makes me laugh harder than my older brother Tim so I’m looking forward to hearing his stories and sharing meals with him, his wife, and his teenagers.

Favorite links:

Perfection: the scale of the tile and touches of black in this bathroom.

So serene: this minimalist modern home in sunny Spain.

Kitchen trends that are “in” and “out”. (I disagree with #8).

She’s so interesting and one of my favorite icons: Dolly Parton.

The “Christmas Comet” is blazing past our planet this weekend.

New habits: taking 10 minutes to change your perspective.

Well said: consider a new standard of measurement.

Maintain that waistline through the holidays with these lettuce wrap recipes.

Rediscovering my daughter through Instagram.

Ha ha, great idea Alaska Airlines.

 

DIY Flower Light Strand

*in partnership with Arrow Fastener Tools.

Hello friends! Happy December to you! It’s a busy time of year but so far I’m keeping my head above water and I have most of my shopping done.

I kept my holiday decor fresh and light this year, and I wanted to do something less predictable with my tree. I loved the idea of fresh puffs of white so I made a flower light strand with the help of some pretty faux peonies, a light strand, and my handy Arrow Fastener glue gun.

 

 

I get extra crafty during the holiday season so this glue gun has been in use a lot! To make ornament vases and wreaths and now this flower light strand. The project is so easy, and the light strand can be used throughout the year.

To create your own flower light strand you’ll need 8 or so faux flowers (I used white peonies), a small bulb light strand from the craft store, scissors, and a hot glue gun.

First remove the heads of the flowers and discard the faux stems.

 

You’ll want to dismantle the layers of the flower and remove any plastic bases and receptacles so only the fabric leaf base and petals remain.

 

 

Now the fun part! Reassemble the petals using only the fabric pieces. I started with the fabric leaf base then I applied a mini circle of hot glue in between each layer of petals.

 

 

 

To get the flower to wrap around the light bulb, cut a thin slit in the restructured bloom.

 

Insert the bulb inside the flower and secure it with hot glue (optional). I found it was best to position the light strand on the tree first before attaching the flower, then select the bulb that best spaces out the flowers in the tree.

 

 

 

It’s a fresh and different approach to decorating the tree! You can also use the same idea to create a lighted flower strand to use elsewhere throughout the year. I’ll likely string mine across a mirror or some shelves once the holidays are over.

 

*This project brought to you in partnership with Arrow Fastener Tools. All opinions are my own!

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