Two Wrongs don’t make a Right, But Black and White Chairs Make a Bench!
Welcome to my week of Black and White. Not everything is Black and White in life, in fact, pretty much nothing is that clear cut. However, this past week, I had a ton of Black and White projects. Some for sale at Paris Flea Market and some for clients. Black and White were definitely the theme of the week.
We all know the saying. “Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right”. Two Chairs and some White (and Black) fabric can make a bench though!
A few weeks ago, Emma and I were working and being the wonderful friend she is, Emma showed me a cute project on Pinterest. Someone had made a bench from two chairs. I know we have seen so many really good versions of this, but this bench was different, the chairs were facing each other! Turns out, Emma had two perfect chairs she wasn’t going to use, and passed them off to me.
I had to do just a little patching up, they were arm chairs to start with.
Then I put them together to see how the finished product would look. Maybe some different paint, fabric?
I used the existing seat pad as a template, I traced it on a piece of MDF, then flipped it and traced it again. Then cut this piece out with my Dremel tool. (Like a Jigsaw, but you can do curves so much better).
PICTURES ARE MISSING IN ACTION HERE. Whoops!
NOTE! I only use Debis Design Diary DIY Paint. Any reference to
I painted both chairs in DIY Paint. One Coat! Then slightly distressed and waxed with DIY Paint all natural wax. I used leftover batting I had saved from Rachel’s old comforter (that stuff is good, don’t throw it out!), and luckily, I loved this fabric so much, I had ordered yards of it. (You most definitely will be seeing it again).
I counter sank wood screws on both sides of the chair to secure the two chairs together. Then added the upholstered seat, and secured it at all the points where the chair pads would have been secured.
Yes, I really blacked out on the photo documentation here. (yuk yuk)
You don’t have to imagine the finished product, here it is!
That’s it for Two Wrongs don’t make a Right, But Black and White Chairs Make a Bench! I hope you are inspired to make a bench from some old chairs too!