5+ Upcycled Bench Ideas – From Repurposed Furniture

Browse all of these upcycled bench ideas and don’t forget to click on the links to see the tutorials for each one!



Creative ways to make an upcycled bench from repurposed furniture / grillo designs www.grillo-designs.com
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I would be lying if I told you that at one point in my life, I absolutely knew people were turning dressers into benches and that pallets had the potential to be anything other than just…. a pile of wooden junk.

Honest.

But ever since starting this blogging gig and being exposed to a world of creative minds (also known as Pinterest), I’m no longer in the dark about how upcycled benches come to be. The truth has set me free and I’m embracing this repurposing bug with a frenzy!

Over the past year, this blog has featured a number of upcycled bench ideas created from all sorts of repurposed furniture and today I want to show them all off to you. Who knows, some of these ideas might just surprise you – like they did me! If that’s the case, then my work here is done

 

KEEP SCROLLING TO SEE THESE UPCYCLED BENCH PROJECTS

 

1.Repurposed crib to bench. This crib (or cot as us Brits like to call it) was actually my sons and turning it into a bench was a great way to keep it in the family!

SEE THE FULL CRIB TO BENCH TUTORIAL HERE

 

Repurposed crib to upcycled bench / grillo designs www.grillo-designs.com

 

2. Repurposed desk to bench. Now this one is a shocker! Jill and Ron from Reimajine turned this vintage style desk into a very manly looking bench.

SEE THE FULL DESK TO BENCH TUTORIAL HERE

 

Repurposed desk to upcycled bench idea / grillo designs www.grillo-designs.com

 

 

3. Repurposed bed frame to bench! People have been turning headboards into benches for quite some time now, but isn’t this one particularly gorgeous? Such a transformation from its previously ugly life!

SEE THE FULL BED TO BENCH TUTORIAL HERE

 

repurposed headband to upcycled bench / grillo designs www.grillo-designs.com

 

4. Repurposed dresser to bench. William found this bench on the fire pit and decided to rescue it.. I’m pretty glad he did!

SEE THE FULL DRESSER TO BENCH TUTORIAL HERE

 

 

And lets not forget this dresser to bench conversion by Alice Woods Smith. Its a popular one on Pinterest. I’m sure you can see why!

SEE THE FULL DRESSER TO BENCH TUTORIAL HERE:

 

repurposed dresser to upcycled bench tutorial /grillo designs www.grillo-designs.com

 

5. Repurposed pallets to bench. I love that this bench hangs.. and swings too! Its perfect for a relaxing evening on the garden porch.

SEE THE FULL PALLETS TO BENCH TUTORIAL HERE

 

Repurposed pallets become an upcycled bench that swings /grillo designs www.grillo-designs.com
6. Repurposed shelving (or IKEA EXPEDIT CUBES HACK). This bench is a favourite (not that I’m biased or anything). It just so happens to be one of the very first IKEA HACKS I tackled on my own!

SEE THE FULL POST HERE

 

 

And recently, I’ve upgraded the look a little!

 

And that’s your lot! I know, I’m keeping it short and sweet today! Which of these upcycled benches was your favourite?

 

 

Various Repurposed furniture you can use to make an upcycled bench / grillo designs www.grillo-designs

 

 

 

IF YOU LIKED ALL THESE UPCYCLED BENCH IDEAS, YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

 

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Comments

  1. So many great ideas here! Now I know what I’m doing with my old dresser when I get new furniture!

  2. I think the crib is y favourite, but the dresser ones are very clever.

    1. Thanks Claire! My fav too 😀