Saturday, August 7, 2010

Old Favorites -My First Chair Bench

Sometimes it’s fun to go back and look at old projects.  This is one of my favorites, a copy-cat version of Sharon S’s signature style furniture.(Now that’s a tongue twister…try saying that really fast 5 times)  If you don’t know who Sharon S. is, you simply must go over to the HGTV Trash to Treasure Forum and check out her work. She is a regular contributor there.

I am a huge fan.  The woman  makes beautiful one of a kind pieces out of pure trash.  She is super generous about sharing her ideas with others and I’ve seen her work copied all over the internet.  But there is only one Sharon S.  and her work can not be mistaken.  She is truly unique.

This photo is the original Sharon S. inspiration for my bench.


These are the pieces I chose from my stash to work with. 


There was a big debate as to which way to position the back piece.

Small edge up?


Or wide edge up?


Wide won out. 

I used a couple pieces of stockade fence boards cut up small as the “skirting” detail.  Old porch flooring became the seat.

chair bench, yellow 002

I tried to keep the original yellow on the back and the original chippy paint on the flooring (seat), but it just wasn’t working together.


The final version, just before it was sold and carried away.chairbench at show      

I really loved this one.  Sure hope it has a good home right now.

Ever suffer from seller’s remorse?  I do.

Have a great weekend!



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  1. I have struggled with seller's remorse. I have to admit though, I have struggled with buyers remorse more than once too!

  2. I don't sell much so I don't have to worry about seller's remorse but then of course I have less money because I don't sell much. It's just amazing to me to see the transformation. When I saw the pieces in the first picture, I just couldn't imagine how they would turn into a beautiful bench. It really is just amazing.

  3. It is gorgeous!! I would have bought it if the price was affordable?

    BTW I liked the back better narrow end up.

  4. OMG Rose, that is gorgeous. I love the finished bench and would have purchased it in a heartbeat if I could have afforded it but was blown away by the salt glaze crock used as a planter. lol I used to have seller's remorse when I would sell things but no more. If someone wants it and the price is right I'll sell it. lol

  5. Love it! always have! why haven't I made one of these? hmmmm

    i have tons of headboards! but no chairs. Oh joey, why do you have to dump me? I need to find me some chairs! pdq!

    I'm glad you shared this. have a great weekend! I'm working in the shop! finally!

  6. What a beautiful piece! I love the side chairs!

  7. Oh Rose I love these!! What easy ideas. You're one creative lady that's for sure :) Have a great weekend!

  8. Rose I think that is one of the nicest benches I have seen out there... I love it... so unique and I am sure the buyer is loving it too... I don't think I could have got rid of that one.

    Hope you are having a good weekend... talk soon.

    Hugs, Deb

  9. -SIGH- Now I have another cool project to do!! ;-D

  10. Fantastic bench, very creative. I sometimes think "Why did I sell that?" but then I find something new to distract me, hee hee.

  11. Rose,
    I can see why you had second thoughts about this darling has some awesome style!


  12. wow!!! That looks amazing!!! I have one of those pineapples too!

  13. The chairs you used had some great backs! It turned out so great. Now I know what to do when I find a couple of chairs that I have no place to put!

  14. I just thought I would let you know I passed on an award to you!
    Stop by and check it out!

  15. It is beautiful. I love black painted furniture.

  16. That is so COOL! I love what you do with furniture pieces or any pieces for that matter! They turn out so neat!

    I'd love for you to check out my blog for a fun giveaway! Have a wonderful night!

  17. That turned out fabulous! I am so inspired by your totally creative idea. Connie

  18. FABULOUS piece....!! Sellers remorse....?? ALL the time.... :o) !!

  19. THAT was a great project.. and yep the black and blue, just made the whole thing pop..
    GREAT JOB.. I want to run out and drive around looking for junk right now.. hahahh..

  20. THAT was a great project.. the black and blue made the whole thing pop... it makes me want to go drive around looking for junk right now..
    thanks for the inspiration..

  21. HOw did you let this one go~beautiful!!!!

  22. Thanks for the inspiration!! This is DEFINITELY going on my to-do list!

  23. Just when I thought I've seen it all.....This is fabulous and looks better than the HGTV version. I have seller's remorse all the time, but we can't keep it all.

  24. I am wiping up the drool off of my keyboard right now. WOW! I am blown away by this bench. I have to try doing this sometime. I see why you suffer from sellers remorse. OH, it's so beautiful.


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