Antique Chair Bench ~ Before & After

June 16th, 2009 in member junk     
JunkMama1 JunkMama1, member
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Added some antique walnut stain to the bench seat...
Ready to be auctioned off to raise money for the Susan G Komen Seattle Breast Cancer 3 day!
In Progress, after chairs were painted and distressed, we measured the bench seat...
Three Antique Chairs...they just called to me!  Make me beautiful please....
Didnt matter to me that they had no cushions and needed a little love!
Added some antique walnut stain to the bench seat...

Added some antique walnut stain to the bench seat...

Photo: The Final Product - so beautiful!

Last year, while at a Garage Sale, I was offerred three Antique Chairs for free!  The lady running the garage sale looked at me like I was crazy when I got all giddy and excited!  Oh, but I had a vision!  A year later, my wonderful hubby helped me create a bench out of the three chairs, which I am currently Auctioning Off Online to raise money for the Seattle Susan G Komen Breast Cancer 3 Day!  Don't ya just love it when you can make something old, new and beautiful again, AND raise money for a good cause at the same time?!


Pattern or design used: My own design - Urban Iron Art & Newtiques
posted in: member junk, white, outdoor, bench, shabby chic, Antique Walnut Stain, Antique Chairs

Comments (11)

RoadKhill writes: I LOVE freebies. How come the woman to offer them, then look at you like you're crazy. I call the stuff I get for free "Roadkill Re-Kreations" when I'm done with them. And I have a tag to attach with a picture of a dead possum. Posted: 8:21 pm on September 16th
JunkMama1 writes: Thanks for all of the wonderful comments everyone. I am happy to share that the bench raised $325.00 for the Susan G Komen Seattle Breast Cancer 3 Day! And even more inspiring - the person who won the online auction ending up giving the bench to one of the walkers on my team, a young single mother who is currently fighting breast cancer for the 2nd time! This really touched my heart and I truly had the feeling that the bench was "created for a reason", I just didn't know what it was while we were creating it! It's one of those times in life when you feel truly inspired to keep creating and keep giving!! Claudia - team Walking Warriors - Seattle 3 Day. Posted: 5:30 pm on July 7th
PrimTracy writes: OMG this is beautiful, you have just inspired me to try and so something similar. I am so looking for a bench for my side porch, thanks for sharing! Posted: 9:58 am on July 4th
suewhitney writes: Very lovely creation for a wonderful cause. Congrats!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:38 am on June 18th
Shelley_ writes: Love it! Posted: 9:21 pm on June 17th
shabbychick writes: What a great job you did in giving those chairs a new life! Hoping you raise lots of money!

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 11:24 am on June 17th
fellowjunker writes: Beautiful job on this bench junkmama!!
xojanis Posted: 11:17 am on June 17th
pipandpipper writes: Beautiful! I'd bid and keep bidding to get me one of these. Here's hoping you raise a lot of money.
Jen Posted: 9:30 am on June 17th
alicemom writes: Great job! Looking forward to hearing the results!
smiles, alice Posted: 11:40 pm on June 16th
texasjunkermom writes: What a great job and for such a good cause. That bench will be gone so fast! Really a change from what you picked up last year. Good for you! (Let us know how it did in the auction.) Posted: 11:01 pm on June 16th
CottageElements writes: Great gift to raise money, it's a great cause! They turned out great. Loved this idea when I saw them in the Junk Market book. Very cool.

Lani Posted: 10:19 pm on June 16th
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