Dining Bench Makeover

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Hi Friends!  I’m excited to show you how I updated my broken dining bench with a tool we ALL have.  So easy…and made such a dramatic impact I can’t believe it took me so long to tackle it.

broken to beautiful bench with a craft tool we all own #ArrowFastener

 One of our best purchases for our kitchen island was this dining bench.  So sturdy and much easier for the kids to climb up to the counter to sit.  Until one of the rungs gets broken from being used to climb up.

Bench before with broken bar See the broken rung…I saved it thinking it could be fixed.

When I received an Awesome new glue gun from Arrow Fastener, this project immediately came to mind.  I just crossed my fingers it would work.  

Supplies used: Supplies for bench makeover {ArrowFastener Glue Gun, Arrow Fastener all-purpose hot glue sticks, and sisal rope purchased at the Home Depot}

Here’s how I did it…

Starting at the back corner on the underneath side of the rung,  I glued a small length horizontal.  Then, I wrapped the rope back around the front adding hot glue each time I wrapped the rope around.  

Gluing and wrapping rope on bench leg


Continue wrapping around the length of the rung. Evenly wrapping rope

Now, when it came to the middle leg, I wasn’t sure if I should just stop the wrapping and start again on the other side or create a pattern across the leg.  I played with it a bit and decided to cross it over. Wrapping a chair leg with sisal rope Once on the other side of the leg, I just continued wrapping the rope as I did on the other side.  Once I got to the end, I stuck the end of the rope back under the wrapped part before gluing it down.  So, make sure to not glue the last three wraps.  Then, add glue in between each to secure it in place.  The same method was used on all rungs.

Bet you can’t guess how long this took me?  I thought it would be a quick and easy project and originally set out to do the entire lower part of the bench below the seat.  After spending about two hours on just the rungs, I decided to stop there.  Good thing, because I think it would have been too much if I had done any more.  Why did it take so long?  My guess is that each piece has to be glued and wrapped separately.  Also, the rope is really long, which takes a little maneuvering. 

In the end, it was totally worth every minute!

How I transformed this bench from broken to perfect!


Simple updated bench makeover.  You should see the before!

 You know it was a DIY success when your husband walks in the room and says…”You know, I really like that.  It looks so much better than before.”

Did you see the Wall Mounted Frame I created with other Arrow Fastener Products?

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    • 2

      onekriegerchick says

      Thank you so much, Gina! It’s working out great…and it looks so much better than before. Love when projects turn out!
      Happy Day!

    • 4

      onekriegerchick says

      Haha! Me too. The glue gun can save so many projects. What did crafters do without them? :)
      Happy Day!

    • 6

      onekriegerchick says

      Me too…Thanks so much!! It’s called Bird’s Nest by Valspar. It’s an older color, so you have to have them look it up. I’ll see if I can find the numbers to make it easier for you. It’s a great color because it goes with every other accent color.

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