One of my favorite thrift store furniture transformations of all time is this bench made from a pair of broken lyre-back chairs.
And it was not my idea, nor did I do any work designing it or putting it together. No, my contributions were decorative – paint and covering the bench top (one day I may finish a tie-on cushion for it…sigh).
This was Brian’s baby from start to finish, one he’s very proud of. And well he should be – his idea got us featured on Apartment Therapy (yeah)!
And though it’s not that old, how could I do a series on transforming old things and not mention it? Here’s the how-to post for when you find your own broken chairs to turn into a bench.
You know all that fabric with French writings and images? Yeah, I was too cheap to buy the yard I needed to cover this cute French bench (look at those legs!) because I felt I spent too much for it at a thrift store – $40. Ouch. So I made script fabric myself with drop cloth and a sharpie to move this bench from the 1970’s into the new century.
I actually didn’t think it would turn out, but the more I DIY, the more I find that you just gotta try everything you think of ’cause you never know when it will be your best idea to date.
I don’t know if it qualifies as my best idea, but at least I can say it was my idea…and I do love it – even though it didn’t get featured on Apartment Therapy (boo).
This is day 20 in our series (you can click on the button to see all the posts in the category). If you’re wondering what’s up, you can read the introduction to 31 Days of Thrift Store Transformations here.