There's something about the contrast between the rugged wood plank and the industrial-yet-graceful hairpin legs that makes this bench just sing. If we saw this beauty in a store window, we'd imagine it came with a hefty little pricetag. But guess how much this little DIY number came in at?
Angela of the blog kriselkeeper wanted an entryway bench that her two-year-old daughter could easily sit on to put on her shoes. After looking around, she decided to build her own. After finding just the right piece of wood at a reclaimed lumber seller, she made the inspired decision to use those fabulous hairpin legs.
All told, the cost of materials was just $109: that's $16 apiece for the reproduction hairpin legs, and $45 for the gorgeous piece of wood (which we're guessing is cedar, though Angela doesn't specify).
Read Angela's how-to on Cafe Mom. And if you're inspired to try your hand at a similar project, the legs can be ordered from Hairpinlegs.com. (We've ordered them ourselves in the past, and can vouch for their quality.)