Before & After: Maria's Garden Bench

Before & After: Maria's Garden Bench

Susie Nadler
Sep 30, 2009

Studio 'g' is one of our favorite reads in the garden blogosphere. Rochelle Greayer picks up on the most interesting ideas and runs with them, envisioning outdoor Edens that are accessible for the non-professional. Once in a while she features a great DIY project, too, like this transformation of two lackluster chairs into a garden bench...

Look how gorgeous! The two black pleather office chairs pictured at the top of the post look pretty sad to us, but graphic designer Maria Ahlbrandt managed to spot their potential. She removed the seats, spray-painted the bases silver, and affixed some lovely planks to form the seat and back.

Outdoor furniture can be quite expensive, but creative upcycling solutions make a garden feel personal and homey. Studio 'g' is a great spot to peruse for ideas if you're looking to cultivate a warm and stylish outdoor space.

(Images: Studio 'g', via Dornob)

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