13th Feb2012


Chair Bench

by Dinah Wulf

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.

Décor Hacks featured this mismatched chair bench back in May. I love the color palette.

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!!

 

 

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Dinah Wulf
Dinah is a craft, home décor, & DIY Blogger for www.diyinspired.com, an eco-friendly site promoting repurposing through reinvention. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. Formerly an educator at CSUF and business owner, she now is a full time writer, Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, 3M DIY Expert, and a member of Martha’s Circle. She has blogged for multiple websites including Fix.com, Earth 911, Home Made Simple, and Sprout Online and has been published in a few magazines and ebooks. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Buzzfeed.
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