I am a compulsive 'upcycler' of old furniture and cannot bear to see anything go to waste or get scrapped.
Give me an old anything; house, chair, piece of wood and I will make a plan to turn it into something good. (I think so, anyway!)
I recycled before recycling came into fashion and will continue to do so when it is no longer trendy.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Romantic Wrought Iron Vintage Bench
2 Oak gates + 1 wrought iron panel = A bench!
A pair of old oak gates with decorative carved detail inspired me to make a bench. After sanding and liming the gates, I secured them to a gorgeous wrought iron panel to make the back of the bench. I spray painted the panel to freshen it up.
Sections of wood held the whole bench together and provided the seat.
I made a piped ‘mattress’ and with a couple of matching cushions it has made a romantic garden seat.
Romantic and pretty - just right for a quiet corner