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Pottery Barn inspired Bench

I needed a bench for our laundry room so I went hunting for inspiration and came across Pottery Barn's Norfolk bench. This bench retails for $499 plus whatever other stuff they tack on--lightyears away from what I would pay for a simple bench. Instead I splurged on 1x4x8 S4S lumber and four pine table legs from Blue and built my own version. The legs aren't as chunky, but mine is custom built for my space. And PB's bench only came in white, while mine is a custom stain that matches other p

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Master Bathroom Remodel

We recently finished our master bathroom remodel, and thanks to Ana's plans we saved a lot of money being able to build the vanity ourselves.  We had a very tight budget for this semi-gut job, about $1500 for the entire bathroom. 

We started by picking out exactly what we wanted and then tried to achieve that look with what we could afford.  We found a very large antique bread bowl at an antique store and my wife immediately thought it would be a beautiful st

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