Wow, life has been so busy, and guess what? It don't think it will be slowing down....EVER!
But I am good with that! We are gearing up for back to school in a couple of weeks and I know my kids are excited, even it they won't admit it! My oldest will be a freshman in high school and I am declaring myself officially OLD, how did this happen?! Fun times ahead...
As far as projects go I am trying to get back on track after vacations, family stuff, and friends visiting. So, I thought I would pull out a post that was first on My Repurposed Life a few months back, some old chairs into a new bench....
I have made a promise (to my husband) to clean off the back patio, which is filled with free furniture I have collected. I sold a bunch for dirt cheap and saw these poor little chairs and decided it was time to make them awesome.
Master Closet Makeover. It was getting so hot, that I decided to bring it inside. I glued and screwed them in place, trying to keep the boards level and even. One chair was a little askew so it is not perfect, but hey that is ok! I have long since learned that perfection in projects is almost NEVER, and I am just fine with that.
Repurposed Hook shelf into Book Shelf which happened to be my first contributor posts here. Using my Roybi air strike nailer I nailed it in from the sides of the legs, right where the arrows are pointing.
Old Deck Wood Laundry Crate, I did a sample of each on the back of the boards, but I liked the dark better. You can see the smaller board stained totally different because it is a different kind of wood. I knew that would happen I like the contrast.
While the poly was drying I did some spray painting. I stared with the bench upside down, and then ended with it standing upright. I used about 1 and a half cans. I was in a hurry and painting this bench by hand would have taken forever...so this bench was about $6 total, that is the cost of spray paint I had all the wood on hand, not bad!
Last up was gluing and nailing on the top boards! I used Gorilla Glue, my fave, and 2 inch nails. Some of the nails didn't go all the way in, probably because of knots in the wood...so I just hammered them down, I am all for the rustic look anyway (remember nothing is perfect :)
You can see a couple in the middle at the top that were nailed in...but I love it anyway!
It is such a fun unique piece and I am excited to find a good place for it.
My little guy was helping me take pictures, It was awesome how he copied me by doing different angles... I couldn't resist sharing, he was being so cute!
For now this bench is in my living room waiting for it's new home on the back patio, we have enjoyed testing it out. It fits five kids end to end, and four kids quite comfortably :).
Aren't they cute? My third boy was in bed not feeling well when I took this shot, poor guy.
I am happy to have finally figured out what to do with those old ugly chairs. I think they are looking pretty good with a little TLC, what do you think?!
If the stars align I will finish my back patio, just in time for...Fall...? Well, I guess that means it will be ready for next spring at least, which is good, gotta look at the bright side!
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