Thursday, June 9, 2016

LITTLE RED BENCH, INSPIRATION THURSDAY

Every Thursday, we like to post a picture of something we've found online that inspires us to do something similar at the farm.  


Sort of our own blog bulletin board so that we can eventually look back and, hopefully anyway, recreate it...enjoy!

Red Bench, image via pinterest.com
We had a chance the other day to get a small wooden bench but we had to act fast (long story involving getting the right vehicle there in time).  Alas, we missed it.  Later on, we were thinking "well, what could we have really done with it anyway?"  I decided to Google search some small benches redone into an outdoor bench.  I found the image above.

Now I'm really sorry we didn't get that little bench.  A couple coats of outdoor paint and we'd have a nice little splash of color (LOVE THE RED!).

Be inspired!  


14 comments:

laurie said...

I love that red too,, you'll find another one,,

Practical Parsimony said...

I will lash anything onto my car. Once, I rescued two huge pieces of lattice, placed them on the top of my car, held them because I had no rope. I drove slowly home, crept actually.

You know I love benches!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

what a good idea!

Texas Rose said...

Love that bench! It looks so pretty with the red vegetables and geraniums.

Have you seen the benches made from headboards?
https://www.google.com/#q=benches+made+from+headboards

Elephant's Child said...

I would find it very hard to get my behind up from that bench. Such a lovely place to sit...

Tombstone Livestock said...

a lot of crafters are now making benches out of old head / foot boards from beds. Check thrift stores, one will turn up and it will be the right one.

Colleen said...

A coat of paint can really make a big change. If a bench is rough looking, a bit of sanding, some primer and fresh coat a paint does wonders.
Also have seen benches made from old baby cribs, old doors, even 3 or 4 old chairs put together and made into a nice looking bench. Even old church pews make for a wonderful bench.
https://www.google.com/search?q=benches+made+from+old+doors&biw=1536&bih=787&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwiI47fKmJzNAhVK0oMKHfnhDa8QsAQIGw

https://www.google.com/search?q=benches+made+from+old+chairs&biw=1536&bih=787&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwj1hI6dmZzNAhXn1IMKHXJMDAkQsAQIGw

possibilities are endless when making benches out of repurposing items

1st Man said...

Yep, the one that we're meant to have, right? I like the red, when we get one it WILL be red. Among other colors elsewhere but red will be the first.

1st Man said...

LOL, I like how you think!!! Love it! I'll have to remember that.

1st Man said...

Simple easy and recyclable....

1st Man said...

That really does make it look so pretty. And I LOVE those headboard benches, will have to check that out.

1st Man said...

That's true for me too. I have not put in any seating yet, usually cause I'm so busy doing other stuff, I figure once i get a bench, my time will be curtailed, ha.

1st Man said...

I was looking at those, so cool, thanks!!! And you are right, we'll get the one we are meant to have, right? :-)

1st Man said...

So many wonderful ideas!!! Thank you! Gosh, now I have to find the time for something like that. And repurposing is always something that's neat to do. Thanks!!