Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A Quickie Garden Bench

In my post yesterday I showed the seat of this bench. 


In all fairness to you all I should show you the rest of it.

Sometimes I find chairs that are missing the top half.  Just the legs and seat are there.  These are Plain Jane run of the mill kitchen chairs.  You know the kind, the maple sets we all ( if you’re over 40) had in our kitchens growing up.    They are often incredibly sturdy and I find it a shame to waste them.

Problem is, they’re so… well, plain.

So I decided to dress one up and see if I could transform it.

I took some old stockade fence pieces, some of the blue porch floorboards, and the chair bottom and went to town.


This is what it became.


Painted.  I swear the paint matched the seat a lot better than this!


Those are pieces of lath on the top edges, to make the back look like birdhouses.

This was made a couple summers ago and sold at the one and only craft show I participated in.    010


Gotta go now, it’s trash day somewhere!



  1. Love the bench with the birdhouse trim. Most garden benchs are larger and this one is small enough to be tucked almost anyplace in the garden.

  2. You are so clever Rose! This is a really cute bench and I LOVE the size!

    Have a great Tuesday,


  3. I have been off the loop for a while...but I LOVE this little bench! It is adorable!

  4. What a great piece - you have the best eye! I never would have "seen" that, to make it happen! Thanks for sharing, and inspiring! (oh, love the colors too!!!)

  5. Rose this is so cute... I have the perfect spot for that... you are getting my wheels turning now... I have a bench that Mother Nature has totally destroyed this would be the perfect solution for it... LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it. I love that birdhouse back.

    Hugs, Deb

  6. love the bench! It's so cute! I like the little "birdhouse" touch on the top!
    I have s few chairs I want to put at the curb. (they've been in Billy's carport and have bird poo and pee on them) Maybe if I put them out in the yard in the sun ????


  7. Love this Rose, it's so unique and lovely! Thank you for sharing it with us.

  8. ummm...where have you been my whole blogging life?! I am in love with your junk! newest follower! :) Denise

  9. great idea!

    enjoying my visit here.
    will sign up to follow and be back.


    barbara jean

  10. Hi Rose, I live in Mumbai, India and I love looking at your recycled 'stuff' ... you have a great imagination!


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