Monday, September 30, 2013

DIY: Bench from 2 old Chairs

A fun, simple and easy project!
Make and entryway bench from two old chairs.
I am sad to say I did not get before photos of these chairs but if you can imagine
these two chairs came from a table my grandparents had since the 60's or 70's.
They were very brown and very ugly.

Step 1 I removed the seats from both chairs and used them as a template to make the bench seat out of 1/2" thick plywood.
Step 2 Cut the plywood, add foam and batting
Step 3 Staple the fabric of choice in place
Step 4 Spray paint a thin coat on chairs
Step 5 Paint chairs
Step 6 Distress Chairs with sand paper
Step 7 Use Annie Sloans Dark Wax to age chair
Step 8 Secure chairs underneath the seat
Step 9 Add newly covered bench seat and secure with screws from the bottom

Newborn Prop: The Giant Cloud

Searching along Pinterest for new inspiration,
I came across one Pin on 
How to Make a Cloud by The Farm Chicks

This tutorial totally rocks and is super fun to make with the kiddos
I decided to use my cloud for a newborn prop.
Even if you dont have a use or an idea for the cloud just yet, it is just so much fun to make!!!

Before & After: Old table & doors transformed

Supplies used for this project:
Table found at a garage sale {had no leaf insert}
3 doors
white primer
sand paper
white paint
old post found at yard sale
L brackets
2x4 lumber to brace back of doors

Step 1 Sand, Primer, & Paint Table
Step 2 Secure the 3 doors together from the back 
{do step 2 inside where you will set up}
Step 3 Seperate Table in to two pieces
{or cut table of choice in half}
Step 4 Secure table to doors using L brackets
Step 5 secure post to doors