Before you ditch those beat-up dining chairs with the broken seats, consider turning them into a bench! Here are four great DIY repurposing projects in which old chairs (already owned or purchased at a thrift store) have been upcycled into charming — and functional! — benches.
1. This gorgeous DIY bench is from Country Living, where you can find instructions on how a stylish and unique bench was made out of three beat-up old dining chairs with broken seats (found for $18 each at a flea market).
2. Check out the DIY wizardry at Fro Frugal , where they turned old (but not valuable) captain's chairs into a bench for less than $40.
3. Gail at My Repurposed Life succeeded — after a few failed attempts — to create this cool bench out of two old chairs.
4. A more traditional cottage bench made from two chairs. From An Oregon Cottage.
(Images: As linked above)