Before & After: DIY Rope Bench

published Sep 1, 2011
We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. All prices were accurate at the time of publishing.
Post Image
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Repurposing hand-me-downs or flea market finds is so incredibly fun and the options are endless. Sometimes giving a piece of furniture a face lift is as easy as visiting your local hardware store.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Most of us have an item in the home that used to have a purpose but now it’s just sitting around with no particular place to go. For Sam, a broken down bench with no purpose was re-imagined into a beautiful rope bench.

After a quick trip to a local hardware store, Sam was able to fix this bench up and give it new life. The purchase of paint, towing rope (available in a variety of colors), staples and a lighter was all that was needed to create this awesome rope project.

The rope bench was achieved using a simple weave pattern and is held in place by staples — it really doesn’t get much more basic than that but the results are astounding! The process was relatively easy and can be done in an afternoon.