Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Thrifty Bench

I found this table at Good Will for a steal. A steal I tell you! So, I brought it home.

In case you can't read that, it says $4.99.

It's a very sturdy table. And, surprisingly, very heavy. Very,very heavy. Trust me on this.

I decided to convert it to a bench for our master bedroom.

So, I took it home and painted it a nice sage green. Love that color. I added some decals to the edges of the table...er...bench.

I used regular wood glue and clamped them on overnight. It probably didn't need to be clamped that long, but....I got busy and forgot. Heh.

After I added the decals, I painted the top a nice heirloom white, and left the bottom sage green. I had to distress it, of course. Everything I make ends up distressed one way or another (either by my hand or my kids).

I glazed the top with my Ralph Lauren glaze in smoke.

I tried to add some interest by taping off a section of the green before I painted the top.

Now we finally have a bench in our master bedroom. Next step....paint those walls! And maybe add some pillows or two....and maybe a cushion...wow, I have a lot of work to do!

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  1. Wow, great makeover!! I love it!

  2. I really like that table! $4.99? What a steal! Good job, ive been wanting to glaze stuff but im not sure how good that would turn out lol. Check out my blog if you get a chance.

  3. That's lovely! Love the color and the little added details.

    Not sure if you saw, but I recently did a the same thing. http://adventuresofthemichelenafamily.blogspot.com/2010/09/fall-garland-tutorial.html

  4. I love it! What a great idea to add the decals to the top. And the green strip turned out really well.

  5. Wow - what I steal! I like that table! Nice painting job too!

  6. Wow, that is a steal! You made it beautiful!

  7. That is a great makeover! And your goodwill must be fancy... barcoded tags!! I'm impressed! My GW is still rockin' with the handwritten cardstock :) I came over from Primitive & Proper, I'm a sucker for a good furniture makeover. Also your newest follower!

  8. what a difference taping it off made! i love how it frames it so nicely. thanks for sharing at my party!

  9. LOVE IT! I wish I had your crafting talent...it skipped me.

  10. The table/bench turned out so cute. I love that it has a little shelf on the bottom. You got a great deal on it.

  11. Truly amazing what a little paint can do. Looks great. I don't know though...maybe you paid too much. J/k. Awesome deal.
    April @ HomeHinges.com

  12. So pretty! Thanks for linking it up the Thrilling Thursday!

    ~Lori S.
    Thrilling Thursdays @Paisley Passions

  13. What an amazing transformation...and for only 5 bucks! I really liked how you taped off a section on the top for the green...it's a nice touch!

  14. great work!! Great deal!! wow. i have been neglecting Goodwill... I will be referring back to this post in the future. adding you to by Google Reader now!

  15. Great job! I can't believe the price too! I love the color you used. Thanks so much for sharing! :)

  16. Ok, it's official,. I am JEALOUS!! I so want to change my coffee table and am looking for something with clean lines like that!! Gorgeous!

  17. Hi Meg-
    What a difference some paint and a little time can do to transform a piece. I love the colors you used. You must be sooo happy with how it turned out.
    My best- Diane

  18. Great looking table-turned-bench! I love thriftin' and junkin'. The best way to spend the day.

    Thanks for linking to my party. I would love to have you join me each week.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage


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