Paige has been hanging on to a "chopped up spool bed" for over a year. As she tells us at A Junk Chick Life, "It was a side of the road freebee that I dragged home specifically for the sole purpose of making a bench." The stars (and the perfect shade of milk paint) have aligned, and now her bench is a reality!
Last year, Stacy of Vintage Scrap Shop saw a free piece of furniture on the curb in her neighborhood. She says, "At first glance it looked like nothing more than a pile of potential firewood but thankfully I managed to take a 2nd look & saw what appeared to be an old potting bench." So what else could she do? She loaded it into her car and brought it home to give it a new life.
I had to laugh when I read Abby's awesome confession over at Just a Girl and Her Blog. Her dining room set has three chairs, but she has a family of four. So one of her sons "has always sat on an uncomfortable folding chair" at meal times. Ah . . . the joys of working with what you have! When her sister offered up an old bench, Abby knew it was time "to make my little guy a cushy bench to sit on instead!"
Debbie at Painted Therapy learned a valuable lesson the hard way: "never put wheels on tables; kids will always use them as trains." After the untimely derailment of her train coffee table, Debbie went searching in the garage for a replacement. She turned this hand-me-down piano bench into a (stationary) coffee table of beauty!