Upcycled Chair Backs into Bench

Upcycled Chair Bench - The Chicken Chick®

I love a good trip to the landfill. My husband? Not so much. He views the landfill as strictly a drop-off destination while I see it as Upcycling Project Central. Admittedly, those projects tend to involve him to varying degrees, but I know perfectly well that he loves tool time. When I came home with this discarded, wooden ladder, he rolled his eyes, but there was no arguing the results or the price-tag for this shabby chic planter at $2.97 in paint.

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As with the ladder, my ideas tend to evolve after I have identified a diamond-in-the-rough, but with the advent of my Pinterest addiction this year, I now venture forth on Saturdays armed with plenty of ideas. So when I stumbled upon four of these chair backs, I knew immediately what they would become.

I didn’t think my luck could possibly get any better, but it did. While driving home from the landfill I stumbled upon this mini chicken coop on the side of the road, free for the taking! (more on the evolution of the mini coop another time) If there is something more exciting than finding really cool, free stuff, that can be turned into something beautiful and/or functional, I don’t know what it is.

My step-daughter pitched in, sanding the finish off the chair backs. Gotta love a chick with power tools.

A little bit of scrap wood was turned into the bench seat.

The bench received two coats of primer.

View from underneath the seat.

The finished product.

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Mama Jay
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Mama Jay

The bench is great but the chicken house on the side of the road……AWESOME !!

Abby @Just a Girl and Her Blog
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Now that is seriously cool! What a creative use for chair backs! Thanks so much for linking up at Get Your DIY On! I hope to see you back on Sunday at 7pm EST with your holiday signs! Have a wonderful weekend!

~Abby =)

Dee
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Dee

Great job! This is an amazing transformation! Dee 🙂

Jenna Meon
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Jenna Meon

So clever and awesome result, love love it!

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Ashley

This is great. Very pretty and a fabulous idea. I love the color. New follower from the Cropped Stories Pincentive Hop. Have a great day!!!

Ashley@Supremely Divine Life