A while back I blogged about a project fail, a double chair bench. It started with these two chairs.
These orphan chairs are perfect to make a double chair bench!
Double Chair Bench | Headboard Back
I took the chairs apart and made a box and added planks. You can see that stuff in the post 2 chairs + 1 bench = failure.
Make a Back for the Bench
I picked up a few more 1x4’s and cut them with my jigsaw. I clamped each board to the back of the double chair bench and drew a line to match the curve.
Attach Back Boards with Nail Gun
I used my nail gun to attach the back, and then drilled pilot holes and screwed them in place. Without pilot holes, the screws would split the boards due to being so near the edge.
I think I love the curve of her back.
Paint Double Chair Bench with Paint Sprayer
It’s been warm, so I was able to use my Homeright Finish Max to spray a base coat of turquoise over the existing black.
Add a Glaze or a Dark Wash
After the turquoise dried, I used some black paint watered down to do a dark “glaze” over the turquoise.
Calling this little lady done.
It took extra work, but at least I like it now. Do you?
Thanks so much for all the great comments on the original post. It had never occurred to me that this could be a bench for plants. I wonder what her new owner will do with her. She’s currently residing in my newly revamped booth.
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.