53 responses

  1. Fox Hollow Cottage
    April 27, 2012

    This is CRAZY cool! I am shouting about it on fb and pinning too =) It’s awesome!!

  2. Anne
    April 27, 2012

    What an awesome idea! I totally love this – now I have to add broken chairs to my list of garage sale items. That list is growing longer by the day!!!

    I’m totally pinning this!

  3. Shari @ turnstylevogue.com
    April 27, 2012

    This is great! Off to Pinterest it goes…. :)

  4. reFresh reStyle
    April 27, 2012

    Love it! I wanna make one!

  5. Turmeric n Spice
    April 27, 2012

    Thus is so cool !!!!

  6. Shastar
    April 27, 2012

    Fantastic idea! I have a few old chairs and the seats are broken. Was almost going to send them to the rubbish tip. Now you have me thinking!! A beautiful job, well done.

  7. Mindy
    April 28, 2012

    It turned out really cute. I’m impressed. :o)

  8. JanF
    April 28, 2012

    Very, very clever and what a great way to recycle old chairs!

  9. Leigh
    April 28, 2012

    I’ve been dying to see this finished since you first posted it … well done …. I’ll have mine finished soon. You inspired me to go out and find those cool cheap chairs.

    • Jami @ An Oregon Cottage
      April 29, 2012

      Ah, Leigh- your comment on the other post asking to see the finished bench really spurred me on to finish- I had sorta forgotten about it. {blush}. Thanks for the nudge!

  10. Athena at Minerva’s Garden
    May 1, 2012

    How cute is this?? I love it!

  11. Terry
    May 1, 2012

    So sweet. I have always wanted one of these and I think I could do this! Now to find the chairs that would be perfect…

  12. SwedishCorner-DownUnder…Pernilla
    May 1, 2012

    Lovely! Great idea :)
    Greetings from Australia♥

  13. Brooke Kroeger
    May 1, 2012

    I just love this. Fantastic!

  14. Dessa
    May 1, 2012

    I love this idea!

  15. Donna@Conghaile Cottage
    May 3, 2012

    This is such a WONDERFUL CLEVER IDEA! I Love it and thank you so much for sharing it with us!
    Have a wonderful weekend,

  16. Debra @ Common Ground
    May 5, 2012

    great job, it turned out beautiful!! love the white!

  17. Anonymous
    June 8, 2012

    Love this idea! Saw it pop up on pinterest, but people aren’t linking it correctly. I had to google to find it. Crazy cool! I pinned it correctly. Hopefully others will.

  18. Sharon O
    October 20, 2012

    I do need to try this…

  19. alicia
    October 28, 2012

    love it i want one 2

  20. Charlotte Conner
    January 4, 2013

    Really neat! The chair back re ind me of music stands!

  21. Diana
    March 9, 2013

    Could maybe put a bottom piece of plywood under the seat box…storage for a couple of books or writing paper, hats, scarves and gloves, etc. Just a thought.

  22. Diane
    April 8, 2013

    Love the bench. I was working on a similar design but it was so unsturdy I was afraid just having my cat jump on it would cause it to fall apart. But the box on the base was just what it needed.
    I do have a question, though. As you’re the “queen of putty” I wanted to know what you use. I’ve used the wood putty for years, but it’s not intended for exterior use. Those that are for the outside are outrageously expensive. I have a lot of holes to fill, too!

    • Jami
      April 9, 2013

      Well, you’ve found me out, Diane – I’m only the queen of putty for indoor projects. I think a true queen would probably know about both, huh? :) Sorry I can’t be of more help, but I’ve not used it outside except for a pew I re-did that sits under our porch. And I do see that the regular putty pulls apart after a season a bit, so it might be worth it to buy the expensive stuff if you want it to last.

      • Diane
        April 9, 2013

        Thanks for responding, Jami! I had heard Bondo recommended for outdoor projects, but I tried it and it’s sticky and difficult to use – at least for me. Maybe I’ll have to ask my husband for some help with it.

  23. Kim
    July 11, 2013

    Found some nice kitchen chairs that someone was throwing away as the bottoms where out of them. They are going to be recycled into a bench. Thank you for the wonderful idea. The legs are very nice and my hubby says he is going to use them for the legs for our night stands. So just about all parts of these old chairs are going to be recycled.

  24. Kelly
    August 5, 2013

    Great renovation! A simple process for damaged chairs. I LOVE it! I’m doing it!

  25. Cassandra
    August 9, 2013

    This is the most awesomest thing I have seen! This is on my to do list (with the help of my husband) before the snow flys this year! I dont even know where I will put it, but I will sure find a place near the garden! Thanks for the wonderful idea!

    • Jami
      August 11, 2013

      Thank you, Cassandra!

  26. doudoudinette
    August 11, 2013

    tout simplement splendide !!!! super idée

  27. Amy Black
    August 11, 2013

    This is a great idea. But FIRST make sure you are not using old Lair back chairs that are not broken and that can be repaired, like the ones in the picture shown. I just happen to have some and checked on the prices of antique Lair back chairs. They can go from $150. to $500. a chair depending on age and condition!!

    • Jami
      August 12, 2013

      Yes, Amy, for sure! These were only plywood knock-offs (very easy to tell), so I felt fine using them for something else. :)

  28. mattydee
    August 12, 2013

    This bench is really nice. Thinking it would be great at the foot of the bed and the bottom shelf could be used for extra blanket or for the throw pillows on the bed while sleeping. Great idea

  29. Deliciousndiy
    December 28, 2013

    I mean WOW just plain brilliant WOW the minute i saw it i had to make it .I could not stop thinking about it until it was done . I made it more of an indoor type bench a different take on this one . Its on my blog and I’ll post a link if you guys want to see

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