ISSUE 31  |  Pacific Northwest Living

Steal This Look: DIY Entryway with Hairpin Leg Bench

August 03, 2010 1:00 PM

BY Janet Hall

Angela Ferdig of Kriselkeeper recently posted on her DIY entryway bench project, which was "inspired by the Nakashima table in Steal This Look: Julianne Moore's West Village Living Room on Remodelista," she says. "My much less pricey DIY bench, which consists of a piece of reclaimed wood and four hairpin legs, cost a total of $109." Read more about the project on The Stir at Cafe Mom; recreate the look with the following elements.

Above: Angela's functional and stylish entryway.

Above: Angela used four custom-fabricated brushed-stainless 12-Inch Hairpin Legs ($16 per leg) from Ian Maclean, an Ohio-based metal worker, for her bench (also see Hardware: Hairpin Legs from Ian Maclean).

Above: For the top, Angela sourced a plank of reclaimed wood from Reclaimed Wood Products in Los Angeles.

Above: Perfect for holding shoes and odds and ends, the Byholma Basket measures 22 by 14.5 inches; $15.99 at Ikea.

Above: West Elm's Metal Floor Mirror features a brushed nickel frame and measures 72 inches wide (can be hung horizontally); $299.


Above: Sugatsune Stainless Steel Coat Hook; $6.75 each at Alema Hardware.

Above: The ultimate in minimalist elegance comes at a price: the Arne Jacobsen–designed Vola Towel Hooks are well suited for coats, bags, and hats; $166.22 per pack of four at Designer Plumbing.

Above: Perfect for an entryway: the Denim Color Cotton Rag Rug; $14.99 for a 2-by-3-foot size at Urban Outfitters. For a larger entryway rug, consider Land of Nod's True Blue Rag Rug made of 100 percent recycled denim; $49 to $249, depending on size.

For more DIY bench ideas, see "A Rustic Bench for the Foot of the Bed."