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Monday, May 2, 2011

three becomes one

I have been collecting old chairs from various places over the past few months for a special project. After I found my last one a few weeks ago I was able to finish it out.

These were the chairs before, plus one that I had previously refurnished that you can see in this post
I got one from Goodwill for $6 and the other one was $2 from the Habitat ReStore

After painting, glazing, and a little woodworking, I joined the 3 chairs together with scrap wood and metal braces behind the legs.

I used 2 king sized pillows for the cushion, and covered them in this awesome fabric.

Now I have a fun, colorful, little bench!

Isn't it so cute!
I really wanted to add arms to both ends, but that proved to be a little beyond my skill level. Maybe one day!

It was originally going in the living room, but the colors match my bedroom so perfectly!

Plus, I have another project in the works for the living room...

This took me 4 hours on Sunday. Hopefully the rest won't be so bad!

I hope you like my bench! It was pretty easy to do, the hardest part was collecting the chairs. And, if I ever want to separate the chairs again, I can. I didn't have to make any real structural changes to them!

* I link my projects to the following amazing blogs whose links you can find on my side bar
- Todays creative Blog
- Someday Crafts
- Somewhat simple


The Lettered Cottage


  1. Oh my gosh I love the bench! Can we make one when you come visit? Pretty please?

  2. Oh my!!!! Cutest thing ever. I love this and I have been looking for some chairs for my porch. Haven't been successful yet but now I want to do this.
    following you now.

  3. I want to feature this on my Facebook page. I am so in love. {squeal}!/

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  5. OMG....I LOVE THIS!!! It is so cute! Great job and very creative. I can honestly say this is a first time see for me.

  6. So cute! I was to do mismatched painted chairs in my dining room and you are right, finding chairs is hard! Love this!

  7. Wow! LOVE it! What a creative idea to use the three as a bench! And I love the paint colors and fabric! So cute!
    Scissors & SPatulas

  8. I'm back. THis is so cute i just have to feature it today!
    Scissors & Spatulas

  9. It‘s so nice that I found your blog about your link at Remodelaholic. Of course I’ve scrolled a little and like what I see. Now I’m your new follower! ;)

    Take care

  10. So creative! I love this idea! The colors are so vibrant and fun! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Wow this is very creative and I love it!

  12. I absolutely ADORE this project! I just featured you on my blog today. Here is the link:

    Thanks for inspiring!

  13. hi Kindall, I lov ethis project and all the fun color you used. Welcome to blogging, I am hosting a newbie party now and would love to have you.

  14. That looks amazing! I've seen versions of this before, but I love that you chose different chair styles and colors!

  15. This is soooo amazing! I'm thinking I'm gonna steal the idea!

  16. Love the colors and fabric you used on your bench. This is really cool. Stopping by from Thrifty Decor Chick

  17. This is lovely! What is the material, cos I would love a bit of that to wrap around my house, too!!!!
    Somebody posted this to Pinterest via decorhacks without a credit. BUT - I tracked you down!!! (Well done, me!). You are here:
    Your things look great - am going to follow you too.
    Hugs, Jasmine in Oz.

  18. how did i miss this when i was in town? so cool!

  19. I love that you can use chairs that don't match exactly and it looks a-mah-zing. Found you via Tip Junkie!

  20. This is so amazing. I am so stoked to give this a whirl! I love the colors and fabric you used! Thank you so much for sharing!! I can't wait to get started!
    Found you via Esbe Chic!

  21. wonderful! i think i would make one! thanks for sharing.

  22. Hi, I really love this bench and I've linked to it from my blog, How Can I Recycle This? ( -- I've used one of your pictures to illustrate it (with the link click heading over here) and given you a full credit -- hope that's ok! If not, please get in touch :)

  23. Please post info about the fabric - LOVE that print. Totally cute and clever project, too.

    1. I second the request: it'd be about perfect for my mismatched kitchen chairs. So colorful and cheery!

    2. Hi heather. I actually found the fabric at a local shop here in Houston. It is an outdoor fabric if that helps. Sorry- I feel like that is not a lot of help.

  24. Do you have any other pictures of how you actually recovered the pillows and attached the seat cushion? I am IN LOVE with this and NEED one in my sitting/dining room, but I am a total amateur! Any suggestions?

  25. I really really really want to do this. Really. I also featured it on our weekly craft roundup:

    Thanks for doing cute work! Cheers!

  26. This is such a sweet idea! Thanks for sharing! And I think im gonna start chair collecting too...

  27. This is awesome! I love it!!!!!!

  28. I would love to know the paint colors you used. I have some mismatched chairs for my kitchen table and have been hunting for the right shades... Thanks!!
    saradrinkard at yahoo dot com

    1. I am pretty sure all the colors are Valspar brand spray paint found at lowes.

  29. THIS IS THE BEST FREAKIN' THING I'VE SEEN ON THE INTERNET ALL WEEK! ACTUALLY, IN A MONTH. I love it so much. Great work and beautiful colors.

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  31. That is flippin genius!!! What a fantastically creative idea and I love your color and fabric choices!

  32. Found it!! Sounds like something I could do! :)

  33. Excellent read, I just passed this onto a friend who was doing a little research on that. And he actually bought me lunch because I found it for him smile So let me rephrase that: Thank you for lunch!
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  35. This is a great idea! I wish I could also execute this kind of a project... I like that you used mix of colors! Thanks for sharing!

  36. Hello - what a fabulous project! Am so going to do this! About how many yards of fabric would you say that you used? Thanks!


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    Also--I'm a new follower! Have a great weekend!

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  41. I love the bench and have been given alot of chairs so I want to try question, how do you connect the cushion to the chairs, a staple gun or is the cushion just sitting on the bench..thank you

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