My friend emailed me a few pictures of a dining room set she wanted to try and update. The first thing I thought of when I saw the chairs was that we HAVE to upcycle them into a chair bench. I first saw this idea on an HGTV show (I can’t remember which one but I’m thinking it was Home Made Simple…sorry!). The minute I saw the episode, I recall wanting to go to the Salvation Army or Habitat for Humanity ASAP.
Here are the pictures of her chairs.
I thought that the bench we made could have arms on each side. In other words, use the arm chairs on either side, cutting off the arm closest to the center… does that make sense?
Anyway, Of course time (and our busy schedules) got away from us and my friend and I haven’t had the chance to complete this project just yet. I have, however had time to search for some chair bench inspiration. Surprisingly I found a few great tutorials and photos! I thought I’d share them since they were so amazing!
This first one is from Country Living. This bench was salvaged from inexpensive flea market finds with broken seats.
This blue bench from Froufrugal is kind of what I pictured for our bench (arms on the side) with an added patterned cushion.
Finally, this bench from Haven’ Fun with Junk caught my eye with its bluish gray color with red accents.
When my friend and I finally make time to take on this project, you’ll definitely see it posted!!