Elegant Curved Dining Banquette Bench From Vintage Thrift Store Chairs
I posted an elegant dining table I made a couple of weeks ago, and needed to find nice seating. Well, after looking and looking, I found 3 chairs at the thrift store for $8 and decided to make a my own curved banquette bench!
This is one of the 3 chair I found at the thrift store. They were all structurally sound. I used 2 for the banquette bench and re imagined one to complete the set.
I put 2 chairs at an angle and measured the length I wanted it to be. I cut my 2x4's to add a little height because my daughter is short! Then I just cut the angles I wanted as I went along. Then I added two support cross pieces so I could add a 3rd seat back.
I painted the chairs to match my table then attached the 2x4's with screws to the chairs. I drilled holes first so the chair frames wouldn't crack. After sanding, it was time to give it some glam!
Starting with the chair backs, I used foam to cover the wicker and create a soft back rest. Then I covered it with fabric and trimmed it out with nailhead trim. I used the foam from a long bench seat I had and started the upholstery process. I used the seat from another chair project, for the middle back rest.
I'm obviously not an upholsterer, but did my best.
The perfect seating for a my round table. If you didn't see my previous post, this table is 30" round, so with the curved banquette seating, it doesn't take up a lot of room! But the best part is, it's one of a kind, and the whole set only cost $95.00! It would have been less expensive, but the fabric I chose was rather pricey.
The extra chair to complete the set! Isn't it crazy how much different
it all looks now!! Thanks for lookin' :)
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