Wednesday, May 29, 2013

From benches to bookshelves - Chipping with Charm

From benches to bookshelves... and more! Inspiring idea by Chipping with Charm, featured on I Love That Junk

A bench is only a bench, until you stack a couple to make something more. And in this case 3 more!


Laurel is one of the most creative junkers I know. And she gets how to repurpose. In this case, she had a lonely bench in front of a window and got a brainstorm. She simply stacked another bench on top and created a bookshelf, plant stand AND window seat. Ok, and display case for more cool junk.

mason jars illuminated in a window

She also honed in on a little trick I do myself. Placing aqua mason jars in front of a sunny window illuminates them for free all day long. It's the perfect punch of vintage colour.

Why I love this:

I'm a repurposing fool, so anytime I see something used as something else, that does it for me. The vintage bench designs are cool, and just look cooler when stacked. I could totally see this stacked even higher for a funky junk wall unit. Admit it, that would be awesome!! (taking my own notes)

Check out Laurel's full vision and photo shoot at:


Stolen from Party Junk 187 HERE

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1 comment :

  1. Thanks Donna!! LOVE the idea of stacking them up higher! Need more benches...and blue jars :) I scooped up that "jars in the window" look from you "way back when" and have been enjoying it ever since...thanks!

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