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Repurpose Vintage Dining Chairs Into A Chic French-Style Bench For The Garden

I've been on Facebook Marketplace a lot lately, and it truly amazes me how many great gems people are giving away!

Before you list or toss your old semi-broken furniture, give it a second look and hop on Pinterest—you never know what treasure your trash could turn into, like this pretty garden bench made from two old dining chairs.

Have any old dining room chairs that could use a bit of an upgrade?

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You don't need to throw them in the trash or even get rid of them!

You can totally repurpose them into another functional seating item.

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Jami from the blog An Oregon Cottage has a tutorial to get us started on the right foot.

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You'll need a couple old chairs, preferably with removable legs, some extra plywood to make the bench, paint, and the necessary materials to make a cushion.

The more ornate the chair, the better! The detailed touches will really give the chair that cozy and chic French provincial style. But honestly, any old dining chair will work.

Everything's laid out in more detail on her blog post, which also includes a video for us visual learners!

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When all is said and done, you'll have a gorgeous bench that looks like it came out of a Pottery Barn magazine.

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It's a versatile piece, too!

Keep it in your home for some extra unique seating, or stick it in your garden as a lovely afternoon reading bench.

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There's a ton of other garden bench dining chair ideas out there to suit your style.

My Repurposed Life

This bench by My Repurposed Life is more of a side-by-side look, and is a great option to uniquely display potted plants in the garden.

Upcycling just requires a little bit of creativity to think outside the box and see all the potential in your furniture. You never know what unique pieces you could come up with!

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