Bench out of Chairs

Bench Out Of Chairs
Awhile back I scored some really cool old wood chairs. I shared them in a Thrifty Thursday post back in August. When I first spotted them I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them, I’ve just been waiting for the time to get to them. Well this past week was the time to make my Bench Out of Chairs.
The chairs were in pretty good shape….a little wobbly but we’ll fix that!!! I removed the seats and got started.
Ok I’ll admit….my hubby cut this plywood before he left. He’s pretty awesome, I know! I needed a solid base to connect all three chairs into one seating surface. This plywood did the trick. He cut it to fit around the backings of the chairs and the seats.
When it came time to upholster the plywood I grabbed some thick foam padding, batting, a staple gun, and some beautiful fabric. I layered each piece under the wood, making sure I had enough overhang of batting and fabric to wrap around to the other side. I stapled all around the plywood, making sure to pull my fabric tight as I did.
Once the upholstering was done, it was time to attach the new seat to the chair. The newly painted chairs I may add….I’ll get to that in a minute. I used the old holes from the old seats to screw in the new bench seat.
Ok, now lets talk about the color!!! I painted the chairs Aqua by RustOleum. Beautiful isn’t it? The color looks so pretty with the fabric, especially the blue bird.
Speaking of fabric, I purchased it from I’ve been eyeing it forever and I’m so glad I finally had a project come along so I could use it.
There you have it! My Bench Out of Chairs. I love how it turned out and it seems so perfect to welcome Spring in!!!
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  1. How brilliant – what a great idea – love love love it!!!
    And I’ve been going a little crazy with the Rust O Leum aqua myself lately lol
    It’s a gorgeous color!

  2. Oh my goodness – I just love this project. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea and love the fabric. I will be pinning this.

  3. Did you do anything to keep the chair legs together or does attaching the ply wood secure them?

  4. Those look great. Love the color.

  5. This is a genius idea!! I love the fabric too! So pretty! I pinned it for inspiration and would love for you to share this at my linky party today at! I hope you have a great day!

  6. Wow! that is so amazing! I have seen these but never thought about making one myself. You are starting a trend!

    hugs x

  7. Oh my gosh! I think the chairs you have are Mid-Century Modern Broyhill Brasilia chairs! Collectors would fork over an arm for those! I actually own two pieces in the collection myself and love them. Check them out if you have a chance:

    Thank you for sharing!

  8. Gorgeous! You did a great job!! Love, love it!!!


  9. That is fantastic! I love the color! And the chair backs are really interesting too.

  10. I have 2 chairs I could use to make a bench–Thanks for posting!

  11. I have been wanting to do this forever. Still haven’t found the right chairs. Yours looks fantastic. I love the colors.

  12. I love this! I’ve thought about doing this for a while, but haven’t… I’m pinning this great repurposing project! Little Bit from

  13. super fun ideas! they look beautful! I host a Tuesday link party that I would love for you to join!

  14. I have seen this done before, I think yours is my favorite. You picked the perfect shaped chairs to do this project. Nicely done. Love the color choice. Thanks for sharing, Dee from My Painted Stuff.

  15. Amazing job! Pinning! 😉

  16. Found you from the roomspiration party. Gorgeous storage pieces! They look perfect and professionally done. So impressed! 🙂

  17. So clever and I love that fabric! Thanks for sharing this at Project INspired! Pinned to our linky party group pinboard!

  18. Thank you for linking up to The CSI Project. Turning chairs into a bench is so cleaver! I can really imagine this a friend of mines kitchen! And that really means its a good project haha 🙂

  19. Great idea and beautifully executed!!!

  20. How would you do this without the chair backs? I just want scalloped legs all way around, no backs


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