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DIY Ballard bench

DIY Ballard bench - designed by Carrie Richardson. All photos by Carrie Richardson

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April 1, 2013
xenabkazmi wrote:
I'd like to know how u did this - Please give out step by step instructions
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Instructions are provided at the link in the descrption. See
    Bookmark   August 10, 2013 at 11:27AM
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Love this!
    Bookmark   January 3, 2014 at 1:26PM
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January 7, 2013
elana1 wrote:
May I please ask where this bench is from? Thank you.
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the link does not show instructions, is there another site that will give information?
    Bookmark   January 16, 2015 at 4:32PM
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Houzz user carrieannrich fell in love with a bench from Ballard Designs, but wasn't quite so crazy about the price tag. She decided to make one herself, and thankfully provided instructions on her blog for how you can too!

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Do over the blue bench in my room to match Master bedroom/living room wall colour.. Elegant!
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DIY Ballard bench - designed by Carrie Richardson. All photos by Carrie Richardson
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Have old bench to use for this project already!
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The bench.
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