DIY Furniture

Upcycled Thrift Store Bench for Kids

Comments (40)
  1. Turned out super cute! Love that shade of blue!

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Thank you so much, Kristi!

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Thank you, Susie! Love the final color choice after so much reconsideration.

  2. Love it, Dinah! The paint color is perfect and that fabric is so fun. I’m sure your daughter just loves it. Nice work!

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Thank you so much, Sarah! She does!

  3. Gene Michael Barrera says:

    It looks like this used to be a side table with a glass top. It looks like there’s a ridge on the top where a pane of glass could have possibly nested. This is a GREAT reuse! I love everything you did with it from the color to the repurposing.

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Oooooh!!!! I was wondering what the ridge was for. That makes sense. Thank you!!

  4. Dinah, what a great reading nook for your kids! Love the color you chose, the pretty cushion and the way you decorated around this awesome nook. My kids would have loved to have one of these when they were little.

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Thank you so much, Marie! We (notice I say “we” ha!) play with it all the time. I’ll be sad when she outgrows it. 🙁

      1. Dinah I’m featuring your adorable reading bench/nook at the DIY Sunday Showcase Party this weekend.

        1. Dinah Wulf says:

          Awesome, Marie!! Thank you SOO much!

  5. This turned out so pretty! What a transformation. I think the fabric choice goes perfectly wiht the blue paint too 🙂

  6. So cute! What a cozy little place to read.

  7. Jennifer says:

    This is so cute! I love the color combination.

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Thank you, Jennifer!

  8. This turned out soooo cute! My daughter would love something like this!

  9. Mandie says:

    Cuuuuuuuttte!!! Love your blog!

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Thank you so much Mandie!

  10. Angie says:

    Adorable!! You did a great job making over this piece! Thanks for sharing on Something To Talk About link party! Hope to see you again next Monday!!

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Thank you so much, Angie!

  11. Shirley Wood says:

    Just a fabulous project. I love the reading nook for the children. Stopping by from Wake Up Wednesday.

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Thanks for stopping by, Shirley!

  12. love this idea makes the kids want to read more because of their own personal space thanks for sharing on flusters creative muster have a great day

  13. Nadine says:

    This is so adorable, goes really well in her room and I love the colour 🙂

  14. What a great find! I’ve never seen a bench quite like that before. And I just ADORE the color with the complimenting fabric. Fantastic job!

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      I can’t take full credit! I chose a few pieces of fabric and asked my DIY Inspired FB fans to chose which one and what color to paint it! Thank you so much, Audra!

  15. Nikki says:

    Oh how I love this! It is adorable. Thanks for inspiring!! Nikki

  16. It’s soooo CUTE! I love a good furniture rescue and this one takes the cake. The colors are great and I love that it has a drawer in the bottom!

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Thank you so much, Rebekah!

  17. I’m so impressed that you made this, I’m more than a little challenged in the crafting department and would love to be able to make something as lovely as this! 🙂

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Thank you SO much, Sheena! I’m sure you could do it too! 🙂

  18. I love this so much!! Great job!

  19. Thank you Dinah for all your creative ideas, I am surely going to use some of them especially the Upcycled Thrift Store Bench for kids.

  20. Kendall says:

    Hi! Beautiful bench! I’m very inspired now. A couple questions for you though, 1) Where did you find a good dense foam for the cushion? 2) Did you use a sewing machine for the material, or did you needle and thread it by hand? 3) Did the spray paint need a topcoat of some sort to seal? My toddler would LOVE THIS! She turns 3 at the end of August. So I’m going to try and find something like this. Thanks!

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Hi Kendall! I’m so glad you like it! We still have this bench after a few years and it’s holding p very well! Here are the answers: 1) I bought the cushion at Joann Fabric and Crafts, 2) OK, don’t laugh but I hot glued the fabric! I folded it like an envelop or a gift and used hot glue, 3) I actually didn’t spray a top coat, but if I were to I would use a coat of sealant or polyurethane. I hope this helps!!

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