About 6 months ago I found a broken chair curbside. The legs were nice and curvy so I grabbed it. What do you know, last week I found a twin! Since I now have 4 matching legs, it is time to do something with them.
I began taking the chair apart right away!
Aren't these legs lovely?
I have been brainstorming on ways to makeover my living room (we'll save all the details for another post). Lately I have been thinking that maybe a bench by the entry way would be nice, so I went with it.
We cut down some 2x4's to size, created some corner brackets and put it all together.
I had a table leaf laying around that would work perfect for the seat area.
I simply took of the end pieces. One of those was used to cut down to make the corner bracket pieces.
I used 2 layers of mattress topper foam and 2 layers of batting. I cut holes in the foam where the button tufts would go.
Covering of choice, drop cloth.
I used screws and washers to create the tufts just like I did for the Coffee table turned tufted ottoman. On this piece I opted for some nail head trim at the base. The legs in this photo look so yellow. Probably due to the evening lighting. I wasn't sure what color to paint them so I decided I could paint them after if I chose. Now, I'm not so sure.
Would you paint the legs? They are actually a light oak color, like in the picture of the chair above.
Here is a closeup of the tufting. I had some buttons I rescued from another project and covered them and hot glued them in place.
This is how you rescue chair legs and turn them into a beautiful bench.