Monday, September 19, 2011

Storage Bench from salvation

This amazing piece got me so excited when I went shopping with my grandma in California. We hit up her local Salvation Army thrift store. I saw this immediately and fell in love! I have been looking for a bench to refinish for a while now and here was my chance. The price... well.. I worked on the price a little and saved $5 by haggling the manager. YAY!
Here is the before


I liked it just like this too, but I wanted to add color.
Before
And the AFTER:
After
I had an oops paint in gray, but it was a little dark so I added some white to the gray.. Perfect color, I think!
Distressed and use of dark walnut stain on the areas of distressing.
The top was in not so good shape and was not level at all. So I asked Mr. S to remove it and replace it. I stained it with dark walnut. I love it! So pretty!

Linked to:
YATTM
Coastal Charm

6 comments:

  1. This needs to come live at my house! I believe I have found one of my favorites to feature! Thanks for linking up at my party. Can't wait to see what you are up to next week. Love, Me
    www.youaretalkingtoomuch.com

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  2. Thank you so much! I am IN LOVE with this piece too! Thanks again! Ill be watching you as well!

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  3. This is seriously adorable!!! I love that!!!

    I'm a new follower from Rebecca's linky party at http://youaretalkingtoomuch.blogspot.com/!!!

    Okay, so, I've been reading back and you are one creative woman!! Did you ever tell how you changed your countertops??? They look beautiful and I've got to know!!! :)

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  4. Thank you for becoming a follower and for such sweet compliments. I have not yet posted about the "How to" on our counters.. Yet.. I am planning on changing them... But I should put that out there for the way I did it the first time. I love it! Thanks!

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  5. WOW! It looks great, love your blog.

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