Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Headboard Bench Video

Here's a quick video Mr. LC shot while I was out of town last Monday.



For those of you who can't see video, we'll post photos that he shot while working on the project soon!
(You can also go to YouTube.com and type in "theletteredcottage headboard" and it'll come up there too)

FYI- Mr.LC selected the song playing in the background, but he always replaces the words "Delilah" with "My Layla" :)

59 comments:

patinamarie said...

How ABSOLUTELY magical!!!

I LOVE that song and have it as a regular on my play list. I especially love the verse about laughing along knowing no one will ever feel this way....you can definitely feel the love, like my husband and I still do, even after 24 years of marriage! AND we were young loves too.

Great video. Awesome bench! Lots of personality - Kevin and the bench.

AND if you look at the entire screen while it's playing, near the end, when Kevin is smiling, facing the right, there you are, at the top of the screen, facing left, smiling back. I just LOVE it!!!

My name is PJ. said...

I can't get the video to appear!!!

Tonya said...

AWESOME VIDEO!!! Love the bench, love your hubby and LOVE the song!
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Lauren said...

What a fun video! I love the way you do projects together.

Two Socks said...

You guys make an awesome team. An HGTV duo if I ever saw one!

Cheryl said...

How sweet of Mr. L.C. to share a video on how he made it. I love that bench. I am going to have to get the hubs to make me one. You guys rock.

Frippery said...

Love the bench and your entire kitchen. I am swinging between black and white for my cabinets, can't quite decide. I really like the black in yours but my appliances are black, I am afraid it will be too much. Thanks to your handy hubs for the cute and informative video. You two are so sweet together.

Kathy said...

Great video! Love the victory dance Mr. LC does towards the end. Ya'll make such a great couple! It's so good to see him having so much fun creating something beautiful. Love the way the bench turned out too.

AWESOME - AS USUAL!

Anonymous said...

Love it! What a team you two are to make something so basic look so high-end and beautiful. Kudos to your video editing skill. You always make the most engaging videos! A+++

tipsygirl said...

you two are so stinking cute it almost makes me ill ;-> (I mean that in a nice way).

keep up the great work and the fun in your relationship!

Joey&Casey said...

I LOVE the bench!! Your hubby did an amazing job:)!!

Shana said...

That is so awesome! I'm gonna have to show my hubby...I think that is something he would totally be able to do and love to do. :D

Mabry's Gamma said...

Great video and love Kevin's dance at the end. You two make a great team.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful bench in a perfect kitchen but even better was the video, song & music as to how he made the bench for both of you. Absolutely touching!

Kristi said...

What a sweet husband you have!

Kristi said...

does it have a lid that comes up- for storage inside? that would be neat too! but it is certainly beautiful. you guys are so talented.and everytime I see your kitchen I want to paint my cabinets black!

Sarah said...

Ha, ha! That was awesome!! He's so cute!! Its so great that he is this supportive of you and that he shares your passion for renovating and decorating. Tell him thanks for us:)

Miss Obara said...

I love that bench. I now have a headboard I know what to do with!
New to your site....and loving it!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Kevin did a great job on that bench, I love it. Ya'll are really working hard on that space & it is beautiful.

You know I'd love to have you come to B'ham & hang out for the day, so just say when!

Your rendering for that Design Star DR was SO much better than anything they came up with. I actually hated every room for the most part. HOpe next week is better.

The Tiny Homestead said...

I love the bench! I can't believe he did all that work without covering the floor. One time I was assembling something and ended up screwing it to the kitchen floor! LOL, luckily it was our old vinyl floor that we tore out.

Lauren said...

girrrrl, you don't know how lucky you have it! My husband is also a musician but he couldn't screw two boards together if his life depended on it. Give that man a big smooch!

lorchick @ ON{thelaundry}LINE said...

I love it, and your hubby smacks of the awesome! love his enthusiasm!

Anonymous said...

How adorable! Your hubbie and the video! You guys are such a great couple and do wonderful work! The bench is awesome!

Kari @ Ucreate said...

You and your hubby are so awesome for sharing this will all of us!! THANK YOU!

mary said...

That was great! I love the bench and that your super cool guy did it for you while you were out. The bench goes perfectly with the kitchen!

The Bloom Girls said...

Great job! You two are darling!
Nola
The Bloom Girls

Bay said...

You two are so stinkin' cute! Love the bench and LOVE the tutorial of sorts. I will never be able to hear that song without thinking "My Layla". I smiled for you when hearing the verse about times getting hard, and paying the bills with his guitar. What a fun little post!

Shanna aka Eli n Lucas's mommy said...

That was amazing! I love the I'm finished jig at the end! Your blog is my favorite...you have a beautiful home!

Chris said...

I can't believe Kevin can build an entire bench in 3 minutes and 48 seconds! He's awesome! By the way, for the first time EVER, Doug was watching while I visited here today. He was quite impressed with Kevin's building skills. Now...if I could just get it to rub off on Doug...

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Layla,
What a sweetheart Mr.LC is! The headboard bench is amazing and really sets off the kitchen, a great place to sit and talk to the cook or for the cook to take a rest!. You and Mr.LC are at cutest couple.
Enjoy your day,
Elizabeth

The Redhead Riter said...

First, you husband is a hoot...totally hilarious!

I love the headboard bench. I've hung onto a headboard for years now and my family has ridiculed me like crazy, but guess what.....Now they are going to have to eat crow because I can make it into a bench. Isn't life grand? LOL

Thank you for the instructions. Piece of cake.

Have a very fantastic Wednesday!

icandy... said...

How sweet!! Great place you have here!

Happy day!
Christina :)

Sarah said...

I can't believe how fast he made that bench. 3 minutes and 48 seconds. Flipping wow!

Your husband is funny. :) I like the videos you post Layla.

Betsy said...

That video just screams LOVE! It made me smile and I can't wait to show it to my husband. He too loves when a couple so honestly and wholeheartedly love each other...an it is clear that you do.

Dana and Daisy said...

that's the cutest thing I've seen in ages, especially that little victory dance at the end. And the little dog down in the corner, ha ha!

you are so lucky to have a guy who enjoys the same passion about your home that you do!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

That was fun...and the bench turned out fabulous! Mr. LC is too cute! Great song, too! Susan

Rose - The Center of My Self said...

Watching that was just pure, honest, unabashed FUN! Did I miss Kevin's name on the Emmy nominations? LOL!

Cindy said...

Layla:

I love the video, love the bench, and love how you both are involved in the Lettered Cottage! Once again, I always find inspiration in your blogs!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Ahhh...that is the most romantic thing ever! This should be a lesson to all the men out there...THIS is the way to a woman's heart! Lucky you!

My dad always made things for my mom (and me) so that's probably why I like men that can build things!

sarah said...

oh..where to start... first I am loving your blog! You have a way of making everyone smile..and your talents are truly awesome! Your home is beautiful & you share fantastic ideas- thank you!xo

Alicia said...

Oh Layla,
I'm still wiping away the tears. What a beautiful, loving, sweet man. What a great piece to have and hold and share one day with grandchildren, great grandchildren and to pass it on with the story of Mr. LC and his love for his My Layla :-)

Sheryl said...

And here I am, still waiting for simple shelves to be built in the cabinet underneath our stove. Sigh.

The Smith Family said...

K, seriously... he is so cute. lol
What a guy. Love it.

Romantic Ranch said...

OMG. Between the cheer in the middle when Kevin realized he got the sizing just right, and the slow-mo dance at the end - FANTASTIC. And the headboard bench is great too! :) Very, very, very cute!

Romantic Ranch said...

Um... patinamarie? I have watched the video 6 times now... I do not see Layla at all. In fact, she posted that Mr. LC made the video while she was out. Weird... :) Let me know the time (minutes/seconds) - I would love to see that. -)

Anonymous said...

You guys are really talented and funny! Great project!

Denise said...

Beautiful - I love that song, too! And it was soo cool, thinking about how he was building you a bench, showing his love for you! Just so sweet!

Blushing hostess said...

have promised local emergency types that I wll not longer attempt projects such as this, merely stand by and smile as capable others do so on my behalf...

Karin @ 6ByHisDesign said...

this is one of my favorite things you've done (and i pretty much love them all, so there you go!)

thanks for always inspiring,
Karin

Kristen said...

The two of you are such a cute couple. That wasn't a video of your husband building a bench! It was a video of love...you can just see him putting himself and his love to you in that bench! Yall are one AMAZINGLY Cute Couple! :) And like someone else said there you are to the right of the screen just smiling back! :)

Pony Girl said...

Your hubby is adorable! Who was the little doggie running in and out of the frame? Oh, does the seat to you headboard bench open? I don't think so from what I saw in the video, but I was just thinking how super cool it would be if it did, for extra kitchen/dining storage! I'm a sucker for extra storage, since I tend to um, "collect" so much stuff, LOL!

Jessica said...

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Nori said...

That was awesome! Thanks for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

Oh. Your husband is very handy, but I was having a four minute anxiety attack over your hardwood floor!

Umm. Yeah. I don't think I could handle my husband building something directly on our hardwood -- but that's probably my issue!!!!

Great video!

Suzanne said...

Bravo!!! :-D

My name is Teresa said...

Bravo!! Love the video ~ the song & the bench! Wow.. he makes it look so easy! Thanks so much for sharing this with us! ~ T

eve said...

So cute! What a great bench. Is your husband for rent??? The cameo of the dog was cute too.

gail@myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

that was a very touching video, knowing that mr lc made that bench for his little lady! how sweet! Love the video, the song, and the bench!
thanks for sharing!
Happy New Year
gail

sandy said...

Is that Kevin singing the song? If it is, what a great way to get yourself heard across the country. You guys bring alot of sunshine into the lives of others. Watching you together really makes me smile. Keep up the good work!