4.08.2012

Dumpy Chair to Benchy Flair

Last week I did my first guest post over at
Happy-go-Lucky!
It was so much fun going over onto someone else's blog and sharing a fun project! Thank you again Kara, and thank you to all of those who came over and visited me! You ladies seriously made my day! So in case you missed out on this fun girl, here she is!

Dumpy Chair to Benchy Flair


So I had these 3 chairs on the side of my house that my husband could not stand! Finally I decided to do something with them! Steps are pretty basic up there, I did have to cut my legs down because these were those high chairs.
Also after spray painting, I used a matte finish to seal.




Next comes the padding. I found these seats at Walmart 3$ each. I needed 3 1/2 (due to my bench length so I just cut the 4th pad in half. Sew them together so they create one long cushion.






Moving onto the bench base. Measure your length and width. I ended up with 2 pieces of wood due to the fact that I needed 15" width and I couldn't find one piece that did that. Step 4 you place fabric (print side down), then your long pad, and the wood. Pull tight and staple gun your heart out!






Ta-Daa! Look at that Cutie!
{I did make those fun pillows for it as well}
To secure the bench base down to the chairs, simply screw from the bottom of the chairs up into the base.




I always love the before & after Shots!






I hope you all enjoyed my "Dumpy Chair to Benchy Flair" project! If you have any questions please shoot away! 
Now go get some coffee and I will see you in 5 on my new cozy bench!
I will be linking up Here!

UPDATE! 7/23/12 This bench is still rocking!  Oh and come see my tutorial on: 
DIY Stenciled Outdoor rug








62 comments:

  1. Ahh! I cannot tell you how much I LOVE This!!! You rocked it!! I've been thinking about tackling a headboard bench but this totally has me aching for a chair bench!!! Amazing job girl :)

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  2. That is AWESOME!!! Such a creative idea and it looks fabulous! I love your color choices too. Hope you had a great Easter!
    Jenn :)

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  3. You did such a great job on this bench!! Please come back soon and be my guest. I loved having you!! I think you're fabulous:)

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  4. Jen, What a great idea! You did an AMAZING job on this transformation. Cute name for your blog! I found you through Debbie Doo's Newbie Party. I'm looking forward to following more of your creative projects. :-)
    Sharla

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  5. Are you kidding me?! This is the best project I've seen yet! I love it, Jen!!!! I hope you and your guys have had an awesome Easter! X

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  6. This is an awesome makeover! I love how you laid it all out too...very cute idea. Thanks for sharing at the newbie party.

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  7. Super cute, I am in love with the fabric

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  8. I have been wanting to make one of these with some old chairs that were in my hubby's family. I like your easy looking version a lot!

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  9. This is great- I LOVE your colors! Thanks for sharing. Stumbled upon you this morning and am now following! I'd love for you to stop by The Vintage Milk House. - Kali

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  10. WOW! Great transformation. Coming over from Debbie-Doo's. Now following you. If you get a chance, I would love for you to visit me.

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  11. love this! I am going to be on the lookout for chairs so I can try this-absolutely love the look of this bench style!

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  12. I love chicken and broccolli casseroles! Your's looks so yummy, think I'll run to the store...Thanks for stopping by and becoming my newest follower, that was so sweet. Looking forward to following you as well!

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  13. This is so so cleaver! I love it. They turned out awesome, and I may or may not be totally jealous of them. ;)

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  14. What a fabulous transformation. You have a lovely blog. I am visiting you via Tuesday Treasures. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas.

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  15. What a gorgeous makeover!!! Thanks for linking, so wonderful to meet you .
    XO
    Kristin

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  16. What a fun transformation! I totally love the color you painted them too! Ummm can you make me one too? Please and thank you. :) I've been trying to catch up from being gone all week...and wow! You have really been busy eh? Keep it up!

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  17. Very creative and cute! Love the colors!

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  18. This is a great idea! Those chairs look so awesome.

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  19. Oh that turned out so great! I'm envious for sure! I know you did a lot of work on that and I think it was worth it! Now to find 3 chairs!

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  20. Such a great repurposed project. I love the fabric you picked out plus the color of paint you used on the chairs. Awesome job!! Just wanted to let you know I loved reading your comment about your childhood home...and the part about sneaking out ;-)

    take care,
    jen

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  21. oh my gosh, that is adorable, and i love it out in your garden with those bright yellow planters! so vibrant!

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  22. Love it! turned out fantastic!
    Please share at our Friday Block Party over at Curb Alert! (live now!)
    http://tamicurbalert.blogspot.com/2012/04/you-are-invited-curb-alert-block-party.html
    ~Tami @ Curb Alert!

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    1. Thank you so much for linking up to the Block Party at Curb Alert! I am in love with these bench transformations and itching to try one myself. Hope to see you again next week!
      Tami @ Curb Alert!

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    2. Thanks YOU Tami! Get your hands on some old/homeless chairs and you are set to jet!
      Have a great weekend, Jen

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  23. This is a really great project! The bench looks amazing. I would love it if you would come link this up at my Pinworthy Projects Link Party.

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  24. This is so gorgeous. Visiting you via the Weekend Wrap up party and I hope to see you at My Dream Canvas.

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  25. I love love love this for my backyard, I am RUNNING to Goodwill this weekend and hoping they have some chairs for me to grab. Great tutorial, thanks for sharing- I am a new follower too. Have a great weekend!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.com

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  26. First one up, AND it's adorable! GREAT job!

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  27. This is darling! would love this for my house:)

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  28. JEN! This is simply fab! I could actually maybe pull this off:) I am totally pinning it too!
    Kim @ Too Much Time

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  29. This is super cute, way to go! ENJOY IT! xo, jen

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  30. So very clever. Seriously! And I love the idea of buying cheap cushions and deconstructing them for your project. I'm always surprised by how much foam cushions cost at JoAnns ....

    :)

    Linda

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  31. Love, Love, Love it!!! The idea is awesome, and I love the paint and fabric! So cute!

    --Katie

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  32. Me again! Just wanted to let you know that I will be featuring this tomorrow. Hope you are having a fabulous weekend!
    Jenn :)

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  33. You know I love it and now I proved it! Just shared this on my spotlight post! Thanks for linking up! http://www.aturtleslifeforme.com/2012/04/sunday-spotlights.html

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  34. This is fantastic!!! You're being featured. :)

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  35. Was this inspired by the piece that appeared in DesignSponge? I saw one in the book and on the site.

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  36. Love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  37. I loved it when I saw it over at Happy-Go-Lucky and I love it even more now. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays! You've inspired me to look differently at spray painting outdoor furniture.

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  38. Pretty darn cool! Thanks for linking up to Show & Share...featuring this in tomorrow's party!

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  39. Featuring on Thursday at Bacon Time! Love this project.

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  40. I am in love with how this turned out! I wish I had room for a bench like this at my apartment. Pinning for when I get a house!

    I would love for you to stop by and link up to my Pinterest Party: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/search/label/Link%20Party

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  41. I love this Jen. <3 Thanks so much for linking up on Show Off Saturday!

    XOXO

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  42. Featuring this on this weeks Show Off Saturday!

    Love it!

    http://www.nutmegplace.com/2012/04/show-off-saturday-11.html

    XOX

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  43. This is so stinkin cute! I just pinned it for future inspiration! Came over from Bacon Time...

    Your newest follower,
    Samm
    www.LittleHouseintheBigD.com

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  44. Good job! I really like the creativity behind this! And I loooovvve turquoise :)

    Serena
    Thrift Diving
    www.ThriftDiving.com

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  45. Ahhh love it! We've sold them and now I don't have one for my own! Great restyle!

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  46. What a cute idea. I love it too. You're just toooo smart. I've just become your most recent follower. Please come visit me at PICKINanPAINTIN.blogspot.com and hopefully you'll decide to follow back. THANKS. 8-)

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  47. Very nice! Great job! Like this type of project :0)

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  48. Holy cow...there are a ton of comments on this!!! Stopping by to say...hooray!! Jen is playing with us at the Olympics!! I hope you are going to be on my decorating team!

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  49. How could anyone hate those chairs? They are gorgeous! I'm so glad you linked 'em up to the Bloggy Olympics!

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  50. I love this bench! This is such a beautiful transformation. :)

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  51. Saw this linked up over at Miss Information. Great post indeed!! I just love it!

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  52. This is such a cool makeover...come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share this idea with us. So so cute!!
    Karin

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  53. Holy cow! That is one amazing transformation.

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  54. wow, so cute jen! and love the fabric you chose! so fun!

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  55. Those chairs just make me smile from ear to ear there girlie!

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  56. Good job on this! Definitely pinning. :o)

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