Friday, November 1, 2013

Bench Players

Today I'm show casing a recent project where I took two chairs and made a bench out of them. The chairs themselves have a low back so I thought they might look a little odd pushed up to a table. Plus, I didn't really have need of them as table chairs!

Here are a few before pictures of the chairs. You can see they have great detail on the front legs!

I spray painted two of the chairs black. When making the bench I wanted something that could be easily dismantled should they ever need to be turned back in to two chairs. I brainstormed a little bit and decided to just attach the board that would become the bottom of the bench to the current seat bottoms! One screw later...boom!

Then all that was left to do was make my bench cushion. If you haven't followed my upholstery series, you can learn all about the process here. I chose a sunny yellow chevron fabric. Here is the final result.

While I personally love the end product I've gotten mixed results from others. Some love it, some dislike it. What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. This would look great with a rustic farm house kitchen table, or in a entry way! I personally really like it.