See this amazing Painted Bench Makeover and tutorial – this is such an easy DIY Home Decor project! Use it with a dining table or in a foyer!
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!
Painted Bench Makeover – DIY Home Decor Idea
This is not a complicated DIY – Sometimes all it takes to refresh a piece of furniture is a couple of coats of neutral white!
Here’s the Before:
…and ‘After’! What a difference it is with a fresh white paint facelift!
See my paint colors and my go-to gray color here!
- DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in Everlasting
- DecoArt Americana Decor Clear Creme Wax
- Purdy 2.5 inch Paint brush
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!
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?”
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.
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
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:
….and my Easy No Painting involved – DIY Watercolor Abstract Art!
Beatuiful bench makeover! What a nice transformation with paint. Useful too!
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!
You are so right– it’s amazing what a couple of coats of paint can do. Your bench is clean and serene…. beautiful!
Maryann @ Domestically Speaking says
Love how your bench turned out… so crisp and beautiful!
SO pretty, wow, $5 bucks that is awesome~
Great score for $5.00 right? Thanks Kristin!
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I usually like the two-tone white & wood look but I really love the all-white of this bench! Good call!!
Thanks Anne!! Coming from you I take that as a big compliment!! 😀
Kristi @ Chatfield Court says
What a great deal Heather, and it looks great painted.
Selene Galindo says
I love the small yet stunning update you made to this bench!! I love white…it just makes such a clean and fresh finish!
[email protected] of Laughter says
I love this bench project so much Heather! And the way you have it styled and the basket beside it…swoon! Great job! Angie xo
Thanks Angie!! I’m really happy with how it turned out too!
Mary Beth @ Cupcakes and Crinoline says
It’s amazing what a huge difference the white paint made on your bench, Heather. Absolutely beautiful!
Thanks Mary Beth – I agree – painting it out all white made a huge difference!
At Rivercrest Cottage says
loving the new look of your bench. I love it all white.