Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Shabby bench made from scraps....

For the most part, I am able to get at least one project done a day. Even when I have one gazillion things to do...But today, I had one hundred and one gazillion things to do, so I only accomplished a sign for my shop...

I still wanted to share a project with you though, so I chose to shoot some pictures of a bench makeover I did over the summer.....It was literally made from scraps, but is one of my favorite pieces.

I had a table a while back that just became useless and the top was a nightmare. The top became firewood, and the legs I kept. I don't have a before picture of the legs, but I do have the leftover scraps from the legs that I have been saving for another project. This should give you a good idea of the before. (These are going to be used sometime soon for another project).


I remembered I had this old board out at the shed. Grabbed it...Slapped some white paint on it and the legs.....Screwed the legs into the bottom of the 4 corners....Distressed the piece.....and came up with this...








I figured this way, I could give you a sneak peak of my room too...I will do the full reveal tomorrow....

Hope you enjoyed my scrap to treasure bench....

Take care,
Lisa

23 comments:

  1. Wow, really? You "slapped" this together? AMAZING, Lisa! I love it!

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  2. Too cute and functional! I love it!
    Cindy

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  3. That turned out really cute! Great job =)

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  4. Great bench! Love its shabiness and it's the perfect spot to display seasonal decor and/or magazines and books.

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  5. Fabulous! I love what you did! I'm visiting from the linky at House of Grace. Have a wonderful day!
    ~Clarissa @ A Little Stone House

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  6. Lisa I love that table! It's so simple and awesome and the best pieces are the ones that just come together like yours did. JenT

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  7. my mom and i did a table just like this out of some old table legs and a shutter last spring!!!! same concept! i love how it turned out, lisa!

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  8. absolutely love this bench! i want it too! xoxo

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  9. It's gorgeous and looks so good white. The legs are really cool. Love that it's a one of a kind piece!

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  10. I love this, I have some old legs I bought at a yard sale. I'm thinking I might just make one of my own. Put that on my spring to do list.
    I was just thinking to myself when I came to your blog "she must do a project everyday" and then you answered my thought. All I can say is keep them coming.

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  11. Brilliant - GREAT little bench, clever girl! Happy White Wednesday - Tanya

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  12. Amazing, looks fantastic:)
    Greetings from Europe, Biljana

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  13. Bench turned out fabulous!!!
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    (¸.*´ (¸.*´* Lori Lynn *

    PS: I'm having a 400th post giveaway!!

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  14. Definitely a treasure now! Great job! I love the idea of repurposing pieces! Happy WW!

    xoxo laurie

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  15. That bench was one of the first things that caught my eye in your bedroom reveal, Lisa. It's a great trash-to-treasure piece, and it looks great in that room.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  16. As I viewed your bedroom, my eyes immediately went to that bench. When I read that you made it yourself I was totally thrilled knowing I can now do this. Thanks!!!!! I love it!

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  17. Great job putting the legs to use. I would of just put it in the fire with the rest of the wood. you figured out a way to use it.

    -Zane of ontario honey

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