As soon as I began decorating this bedroom, I knew I wanted a bench along the main wall opposite my bed. There was the perfect space for it. It needed to be done. A few weekends ago I took my first trip to Provenance, a salvage warehouse near my hood in Philly. This place is like a jackpot. An expensive jackpot, but a jackpot nonetheless. It's filled with old doors and mirrors and windows and antlers and lots of wood. I spotted a natural-edged slab of wood and it was all over. $110 later, the thing sat in my minivan for probably 3 entire weeks before I summoned some lovely dudes to bring it into my house for me. Thanks, boys. I plopped it on top of two Ikea step ladders (which were a borderline nightmare to construct), and so came about the bench! Or table, or shelf, as it may be. I'm psyched on it. I'm pretty psyched on my room in general, actually. It's certainly my favorite bedroom I've inhabited so far. Great light, decent space, wooden floors, and the prime selects of all the decor decor pieces I've collected over the past 3 years. It's hard to believe that I've really only been into decorating for 3 years. I don't know what sparked it, but I'm now totally consumed by decorating (as I'm sure you all know), and I wouldn't have it any other way.