3 Old Chairs = 1 ReNEWed BenchOctober 31st, 2009 in member junk
This set of 3 matching chairs have been in our home for some 20 years, purchased at a garage sale for $12 (for all 3). They've been moving room to room as extra table seating, desk, and bedroom chairs. Most recently they were moved to our screenhouse (a corn crib in its former life) to serve as extra seating. Chair cushions helped with maintaining their usefulness as the rush seats were starting to sag & fall apart. When I came across the CL makeover (see link), I knew this was what I wanted to do with them. It was a bit tricky in parts due to having to cut the plank seat* around the tops of these chair legs (my dh helped me with this part), but it was well worth the effort. I love how it looks on our back porch- so inviting and a place for our cat to dine.
*The plank seat is actually 2 reclaimed tongue n groove pine barnboards-leaving the tongue exposed on the front gives it an added detail.
Pattern or design used: Build a Bench with Chairs
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