I love sitting in booths when I go to restaurants. They allow you to sit so much closer to your loved one unlike chairs. (hehe) So for the kitchen table I wanted a bench but also didn't want to spend a ton of money for one. On one of our many trips to Ikea, John and I saw a couple of the many benches they sell that you can assemble at home. They were upwards of $60 and of course I just wanted to take the easy way out and buy one. But I am lucky to be engaged to a man that can build and fix things! So he took inspiration from those benches and I found this bench tutorial from 2friends&2cities and with some modifications our bench was born!
To see a list of materials, visit their blog, we used basically the same. I found that rounding the foam was more difficult than posed on the original blog post but that was about it. The bench that was built in the original post was rather long, and because of the length wasn't a functional bench because it couldn't hold the weight of people. We shortened our bench to fit the size of our kitchen table (slightly smaller). And I finished my bench off with some tacks around the rim.
hope you're having a lovely weekend (making something I hope!) -karissa
Everyone mails holiday cards but who mails Halloween cards? I do.... I love snail mail- I wish I had a friend that mailed me snail mail. I made cards last year that said "The thought of not knowing you scares me" with an added personalized message.
My parents recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary. For a little surprise I made this sign for my parents to see (when they wake up at 5am, mind you). It was hit. It brought big smiles to their faces and I'm sure it was nice to witness other people celebrating their successful marriage. I downloaded the font from dafont.com and printed the letters on card stock. I punched holes on each of the top corners and strung string through the front of the holes. And voila! Something simple, but touching.
Have you seen designlovefest.com? It's amazing! They have so many beautiful DIYs that you must check out. I plan on making many of their DIYs very soon. These are my top 4 favorites. Which ones are your favorites?
As of this week, I have been making a ton of to-do lists. I love having to-do lists because it's such an accomplishment when you have checked off tasks that you've completed. I decided to whip up this simple to-do list printable, so I can stop making to-do lists on my class notes. I limited the number of lines, so you don't overwhelm yourself, ya feel me? I wanted to share it all with you, so feel free to download a copy yourself!
I just wanted to share a DIY with you all. Recently, I made a plush whale out of old denim as a birthday gift for my sister, Ashley. Whales have become one of her favorite animals because of an inside joke that her and I share so I thought it would be perfect. I used this pattern. I highly recommend it!