Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Another Upcycle -Garden Bench

Recently we purchased a home that had a neglected garden. In the garden was a bench. I loved the cast iron features, but the bench was literally rotting a way. The slats had actually pulled away from the ends and would collapse if anyone sat on it. Given the price of decorative pieces and the fact I love iron of any kind, the back has been repurposed in our daughter's college bookcase. (We also saved the legs for another project!)

This poor bench was once a beauty I am sure.

The back is repurposed as a decorative element on the bookcase.
It was quite heavy - we made sure it was secure.
Quick and easy. Just dismantle and reuse. We even loved the patina!
See you next Wednesday!


  1. Hi Debra,

    So glad that you were able to use that lovely ironwork from the chair - looks fabulous.
    Happy week


  2. Just the sort of wreck that would be thrown away. Delighted to see it re-purposed. Imagine what it would cost to buy something like that in a decorator store. ann :-)


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