Painted Bench Makeover

Painted Bench Makeover - a simple DIY! |

Hello friends! Did you know that today is National Thrift Store Day? To celebrate my love of scoring a great deal and to show you how you can turn thrifted finds into gorgeous makeovers I’m cohosting a fun blog hop today: National Thrift Store Day Blog Hop!

See 7 amazing thrift store makeovers ranging from furniture to accessories to add style to your home on a budget!

Here is my Simple Painted Bench Makeover – I scored this wooden bench at Goodwill for $5.00! Yes $5.00! I gave it a simple paint face lift and voila! A new-to- me bench for my entryway!

This is no complicated DIY – Sometimes all it takes to refresh a piece of furniture is a couple of coats of neutral white!

Here’s the Before:

Painted Bench Makeover - a simple DIY! |

 …and ‘After’! What a difference it is with a fresh white paint facelift! 

Painted Bench Makeover - a simple DIY! |


DIY thriftstore bench makeover with Chalky Finish Paint! See how easy it is to update a boring thrifted bench!


1. Cover bench with two coats of Everlasting Chalky Finish Paint – no prep sanding is required!

2. After paint is completely dry add one coat of clear wax with a clean cloth. Let dry then buff with a clean cloth.

That’s it – super quick and easy!


Painted Bench Makeover - a simple DIY! |

 I added a couple of my new IKEA pillows (same ones I recently added to my living room makeover!), a bowl of shells I collected in Murrells Inlet South Carolina on a past summer vacation, a basket with a throw I hand knitted ages ago and a sheepskin rug. Ahhhh!!! I love the calming look it gives my entryway! Doesn’t it say “Welcome! Come on in, take off your shoes and stay for a visit?”  

Painted Bench Makeover - a simple DIY! |

Painted Bench Makeover - a simple DIY! |

Painted Bench Makeover - a simple DIY! |

Painted Bench Makeover - a simple DIY! |

 I hope you like my bench makeover as much as I do! Not only is this bench super functional but by adding pillows and textiles it’s a great way to add pattern and texture to an entryway

Painted Bench Makeover - a simple DIY! |

 Check out the other gorgeous thrifted makeovers! The National Thrift Store Blog Hop cohosts are: 

Domestically Speaking’s TV Tray      Debbie Doo’s Lazy Susan      Cupcakes and Crinoline’s World Globe      Yesterday on Tuesday’s Chair Revamp 

 Setting for Four’s  Painted Bench Makeover     My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia’s Frame Makeover     At the Picket Fence’s Pumpkin Topiary


National Thrift Store Day - see 7 fabulous thrifted makeovers!

 I hope you find lots of DIY and thrifting inspiration here! So hit those thrift stores and have fun using your creativity to add beautiful decor to your home without breaking the bank! 

For more DIY inspiration check out my $157 DIY Restoration Hardware Inspired Farmhouse Table:

$157 DIY Farmhouse Table |

….and my Easy No Painting involved – DIY Watercolor Abstract Art!

Easy DIY Watercolor Graphic Wall Art |

 Sharing at:

Sand and Sisal    Domestically Speaking     Stone Gable         Coastal Charm   Savvy Southern Style    Design Dining and Diapers      Play Party Pin     Tidy Mom   

36th Avenue     Liz Marie Blog     Tatertots and Jello        DIY Showoff       By Stephanie Lynn


    • heather says

      Thanks so much Debbie – I always like to have a spot by the front door to sit and put on shoes, drop my purse and keys!


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