Son of a Bench

Son of a Bench

If you require railings on the sides of your coffee table to ensure that your coffee cup doesn’t go crashing to the floor, perhaps you should be drinking less coffee. Allison knew her old table would serve better as a place for people’s bums instead of their mugs and disposed of the unnecessary safety measures entirely. So dangerous! See it on her blog Fab Rehab Creations.

Here is another overly addled coffee table, formerly featuring one railing and two drawers! This would come in handy only if you were a very tiny person running a very tiny bookkeeping business. So Kelley did the same as above, and envisioned it becoming the bench/cat posing perch that it is today.

See more of her work on her site

Kathryn didn’t have any odd doodads to negotiate with in her bench’s makeover, just some dusty embroidering that had reached the end of its lifespan. She updated it with striped fabric right over the top (“We figure the embroidery will make a nice surprise for the next person that ever tries to recover it!” she reports) and shined up those great legs for one heck of a chic little bench. Check out the process on her blog Dewdrop and Dahlia.



  1. May 6, 2011 / 9:49 PM

    Oh snap! That striped fabric! I found a piece of wood with legs on the side of the road yesterday, was wondering what to do with it. Thanks for the bench inspiration!

  2. May 6, 2011 / 9:57 PM

    Wow! Great renovations. Thanks for posting!

  3. May 6, 2011 / 10:46 PM

    personally. the title to this post made me roar:) the benches look great tho too btw 😉

  4. May 7, 2011 / 12:11 AM

    These are all so cute and well done!

  5. May 7, 2011 / 4:39 AM

    Great improvements, like the 1st and 3rd: the striped upholstery made all the difference!

  6. May 7, 2011 / 12:08 PM

    I thought I read a post a while back that you were going to do “Better Before” posts, but I can’t find that post anymore. Are you still going to do that or is it a seperate blog?

  7. May 8, 2011 / 2:26 PM

    Maybe one of my very favorite posts on here. I love benches they are always the perfect accent in almost any place in the house from outside to master bedroom to extra seating at the dinner table. Love love love these benches

  8. May 8, 2011 / 6:17 PM

    Thank you, thank you for featuring my bench!! The two below mine are rockin!!!

  9. May 9, 2011 / 1:09 PM

    Love these! I’ve been looking for a bench to do exactly that with.

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