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,


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

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

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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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!

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

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

  9. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

    xoxo laurie

  14. 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.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  15. love the bench it turned out great...

  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!

  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