Since I'm supposed to be getting some work done right now, I decided to explore bench options instead. Yep, I am still a procrastination queen.
As you know, benches come in wood, metal, upholstery, and everything in between. Upholstery (other than something wipe-able like leather) is out of the question due to my kitty friends. Since I have a blend of modern, industrial, and traditional in my house, many different styles would blend in nicely. Here are a few benches I like in wood or leather.
|Carey Bench by Luxo by Modloft|
|Teak Wood Metal Bench in Natural, by CG Sparks|
|Hand-Carved Wooden Natural Edge Bench|
|Handcrafted Metal Wood Bench by Woodland Imports|
|Florence Knoll Bench|
|Nelson Platform Bench with Metal Legs, by George Nelson for Herman Miller|
|Andalucia Modern White Leather Bench|
I'm totally into metal furniture, as you'll see by these examples. The first one is actually from the same line as my coffee table.
|Amici Indoor Bench by Nuevo|
|Hive Bench by Arktura (comes in multiple colors)|
|Botanist Albero Bench by Orange 22 (comes in lots of colors)|
|Botanist Lines Bench by Orange 22 (comes in lots of colors)|
|Botanist Pixel Burst Bench by Orange 22 (comes in lots of colors)|
|Coral Bench (comes in multiple colors)|
|Pattern Rectangular Bench (comes in multiple colors)|
|Son of a Bench by Blu Dot|
Now you might think I'm nuts, but I was also looking at commercial-grade player benches (you know, the ones used at an athletic field) and park benches. Hey, they come in lots of colors and sizes!
|Standard Expanded Metal Player Commercial Grade Bench with No Back (comes in lots of colors)|
|Portable Player Bench without Back (comes in lots of colors)|
|Oakley Straight-Slatted Metal Backless Bench by Witt (comes in multiple colors)|
|Oakley Curve-Slatted Metal Backless Bench by Witt (comes in multiple colors)|
I've also been considering DIYing a bench. I came across this one by blogger Christina Diaz several months ago. I love all the colors, of course!
If I don't end up buying one instead, I may elicit the help of master woodworker Gail of My Repurposed Life to help me build one. She knows her way around saws and a Kreg Jig!
Okay, now it's your turn to weigh in. Do you like any of the benches I featured? Am I crazy for considering a player bench or park bench for my living room? Any other ideas??