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.
And the 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:
Coastal Charm


  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

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

  3. Aww this is so lovely..well done

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

    I'm a new follower from Rebecca's linky party at!!!

    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!!! :)

  5. 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!

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