Thrift Store Find Makeover: Upcycled Thrift Store Bench for Kids
Thanks to BLACK+DECKER for sponsoring today’s post, Upcycled Thrift Store Bench for Kids. All opinions are 100% my own.
I finally did it! Inspired by BLACK + DECKER’s “Your Big Finish” initiative, I completed a project I’ve been meaning to do for a while now. A few months ago, I found a little bench while thrift store shopping. It was only $9.99 and it even had a little drawer for storage. I bought it, took it home, and unloaded it into the garage. Months later, which is highly unlike me, it has been sitting there collecting dust. Thanks to this initiative I did this upcycled thrift store bench for kids to complete a reading nook for my daughter!
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There is even a little drawer for toy or book storage.
- Awesome thrift store find!
- Patch and Primer
- Putty Knife
- High Density Foam
- Needle and thread
- Clean Clothes
There were a lot of scratches, so I used an electric sander to sand down as much as I could. As you can see, there were also a lot of dents and blemishes.
I filled it with a primer plus patch. When doing this, I find it easiest to overfill it and then once it is dry, sand over it to make it smooth.
I cleaned and dusted off all the debris and then spray painted the bench and drawer with a glossy finish.
Be sure to check out my article for when and how to use primer for DIY painting projects and furniture makeovers.
I also cut some high density foam to size and then covered it with a colorful fabric to make a little seat cushion. I couldn’t decide on what color of fabric. I think that’s why it took me so long to do this project. So, I asked my Facebook friends and I listened to what they had to say! I mean come on, you need to be comfy while reading!
It turned out so cute, and now my daughter’s reading nook in her bedroom is complete!
Here are a couple more photos!
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