Dumpster Bench Gets a New Look With Chevron

Nicer Than New laminate upholstered storage bench

“My husband’s friend did did not want to admit he pulled this bench for his condo’s dumpster,” laughs Joan at Nicer Than New.  He brought it to Joan for a makeover, but it took some prodding to get him to admit where he’d found it.

Nicer Than New laminate upholstered storage bench

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Updating a Country Bench

Thrifty Treasures bench before

Most Roadkill Rescuers would agree, it’s hard to pass by anything made of solid wood.  So you’ll understand completely why Sara from Thrifty Treasures had to bring home this sad little bench she found.

Thrifty Treasures bench before

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Midcentury Mod Bench Restoration

Eve of Reduction mod bench before

I love hearing stories about the lengths you go to rescue roadkill–it proves I’m not alone in what I’ll do to bring home trash!  Eve of Eve of Reduction saw this retro bench sticking out of a dumpster as she rode past on her bike.  She came back with her son, and together they carried it on foot for over a mile through their neighborhood.  That’s dedication.

Eve of Reduction mod bench before

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Upholstered Wood Storage Bench

cherry wood handmade box

After visiting an estate auction with a friend, Liz from Zil’s Space was intrigued by a cherry wood box filled with plumbing supplies that her friend had purchased. The box had been roughly crafted by the estate’s owner, and Liz’s friend was kind enough to pass it on to her. After several weeks of walking {…Read More…}

Reupholstered Storage Bench

Heidi from My Beautiful Mess got this upholstered storage bench at a garage sale years ago and was about to take it to Goodwill when she decided to save it and make it new. With a fun new color and fabric, the bench has found new life in Heidi’s daughter’s room. It’s the perfect place {…Read More…}

Triple Chair Bench

Rose from Confessions of a Curbshopaholic got a call from her sister-in-law to come grab these dining room chairs from her neighbor’s dumpster. Rose didn’t love the ornate style of the chairs or the fact that they were not even real wood. However, these fancy ladies gave Rose the perfect opportunity to tackle a project {…Read More…}