What to do with a pew?

July 29th, 2009 in member junk     
KaitGriffin KaitGriffin, member
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Hey, everyone! I am fairly new to JunkMarket and am hoping for some advice. I was offered a 9 foot curved church pew for $50- which I think is a great deal. I have always wanted to do something with one, but have a fairly small house. I was considering maybe cutting it down into something else (breakfast nook, a few benches?) but was hoping someone here might inspire me. Have you repurposed church pews, and if so, have any pics? Any ideas are welcome- thanks in advance!

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Comments (6)

lilacsndreams writes: WOW! What a find! I have not seen 1 with such details as this 1 has on the sides. I would want to preserve that part definitely. I have seen some made smaller by taking the ends off & resizing the bench from each end & then replacing the ends again. I have seen them painted, and also stripped & restained too. They are gorgeous once completed to how you want it with a cushion added to the seat & a blanket/afghan thrown over the back, etc. I understand small homes. But, where there is a will there is also a way too:) Keep us updated with this gorgeous piece! I am sooo sorry I do not have pics to show you of different things I have seen. Kim Posted: 7:24 pm on August 29th
monakent writes: OMG - I have never seen such a fancy pew. This is GORGEOUS!!! You definitely did the right thing in buying it. I would be proud to have in on display in my home (I know that isn't suggesting what to do with it....I think it is beautiful as it). Whatever you do.... enjoy it!!! gailmarie

(Please make sure to show us pictures once your pew has been transformed. Can't wait to see what becomes of this beauty!!!) Posted: 8:15 am on July 30th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Follow the link below from JUNKMARKET Style to view different options for resizing photos. Just copy and paste into a new browser. Hope this helps!



Posted: 8:08 pm on July 29th
KaitGriffin writes: I do have a few pictures, but am trying to figure out how to resize them...I am new at all of this! Thanks for your help so far. Posted: 12:57 pm on July 29th
suewhitney writes: Hi and welcome to JMS! Do you have a picture of your pew that you can post? Pews can easily be re-sized by removing one of the end pieces, cutting it smaller, and then replacing the end piece. I'm just not sure about how to go about it properly with a curved pew without pictures. You may have to remove both end pieces and cut off an equal amount on each side? Hiope this helps.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:06 am on July 29th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Hi Kait and welcome to JMS! I too think that sounds like a great deal! I'm sure you'll receive ideas from osome of the members, but in the meantime, you can always look through the "tags" on the right side of the screen. There is a furniture tag and wood tag that may have something to spark your creativity.

Have fun posting! Can't wait to see what you come up with!
Candy Posted: 9:46 am on July 29th
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