Beautiful Bedding Giveaway

March 25th, 2014

Rainy day greetings friends… Today I’m hosting a great giveaway from a favorite bedding company Crane & Canopy, a San Francisco based bedding brand that delivers high quality beautifully designed bedding, duvet covers and sheets, without the department store markup. All their bedding is 300+ thread count and made from extra-long staple cotton.

I love the entire Linden collection, the Monaco blue and coral borders are so chic! There are several other stylish patterns and colorways to choose from, I so love their embroidered sheet sets, don’t miss their decorative throw blankets and pillows too! With their signature duvet, they’ve made bed making easier by combining a top sheet and the duvet cover for the look of a perfectly made bed in just one fluff every morning.

crane and canopy bedding

Crane & Canopy is offering three winners a $75 shop credit!

Eligibility to be one of three winners:

1) Visit Crane & Canopy and pick a favorite item then name it in a comment on this blog post.

2) For a second chance to win, share this giveaway on Twitter or Facebook, then leave a second comment telling where you linked (Twitter or FB).

Three winners chosen at random, giveaway ends Saturday March 29, 2014 at midnight PST. By entering this giveaway, you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry.

Good luck!

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Built-In Banquette, Part One

March 24th, 2014

I was having coffee with our pastor’s wife a few months ago in their home, we were talking about all of of her plans for fixing up the house on a very limited budget. (Out of respect for their privacy I can’t share her name but let’s just call her “Carrie”.) She shared that the biggest dream of hers was to install a built in wrap around bench in their U shaped breakfast nook for their family of six and cozy it up with cushions and pillows. I wholeheartedly agreed that a banquette would be perfection!

We started scheming how to make it happen and a few weeks later she called me in excitement to tell me they were going to build it in a shop with a carpenter friend who’s also member of the congregation. He guided them from start to finish on the build. Six weeks passed as the bench slowly took shape over time and I’m so excited to share the first phase. Let’s call it a “before” and “during” because there are many more details to come … 

empty nook

 

built in bench in nook

 

The pieces for this built in banquette were constructed in this order: first the three boxes then the face frame, next the drawers, drawer fronts, and finally the top.

boxes and drawers in shop

   

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