DIY X-Bench Upgrade

  1. Looks really great! I must ask, is that table from Overstock? I’ve been contemplating purchasing it. How is the quality?

    • effortless says:

      Thanks Amanda. It’s actually a Parson console from West Elm. I’ve never used the overstock look a like for a client or my own personal use.

  2. What a great bright addition to a basement! I can’t wait to see the rest of the space. And I love the color you used on the walls.

  3. Love it! Where is the mirror from?

  4. lara says:

    love it! i need to try this too now!

  5. Agreed! Those benches are fabulous!!!

  6. Pink and navy are perfect together – a combination I’ve loved foreverrrr. Would also like to hear more about that beautiful mirror.

  7. John H says:

    Bench looks great my daughter would love it.

  8. those stools are too cute!

  9. Those x benches are a steal…is the upholstered top just screwed on?? I’m hoping this will be an easy recover job!

  10. super darling! love these. wish i could find a place that would do monogramming for me locally – what a treat!

  11. franky says:

    this is my first time visiting your blog and i love it! this little diy project looks fun and easy to manage…think im going to try this out this weekend. great post!

  12. Jordan says:

    I love the color on the walls… can you tell me what you used?

  13. What a beautiful transformation! I love the white anchoring the space with a splash of color on the “X” benches. Those seem like an easy DIY project for such a beautiful look!

  14. debra goerner says:

    Just in case you see this. Any chance you have a fresh link for your x bench? The link is no good (and its so old it may not exist at all anymore, but I thought Id try)

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