Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Toy Storage Bench Re-Do

You know how I love a good makeover (I am officially addicted) and I just worked on yet another one - this time it was a child's bench that has toy storage underneath.

I picked up it up at Goodwill for $6.97 and thought it was just too cute to pass up! Although it took several buckets of water to clean it - it was utterly filthy! I think it must have been setting in someone's barn for a while!

And here's what it looks like now...

After I cleaned it, I brushed on B-I-N Primer (that stuff is the best at covering up all sorts of grossness!), then I spray painted it with about 3-4 coats of a white satin paint.

I drew on the branch/bird design, then painted it with an acrylic craft paint. I traced on the lettering and painted that with craft paint too.

It will go in Jack's new room that we are working on in our "free time" - whatever that is!! Progress has been slower than I would like (MUCH slower!), but we are getting there. Here's what it looks like today...

Insulation has all been installed, so now the next step is drywalling. I am dying to get my grubby little decorating hands on it once it is complete!! Yay!


  1. That turned out really great!

  2. Absolutely adorable!!! Which Goodwill locale do you go to: East Earl? Lancaster?

  3. I love the bench. What a great deal!

  4. No way! That turned out fabulous!

  5. What good will do you go to?

  6. love it. make me one? : )

  7. For those who were wondering, I usually go to the Goodwill in Lancaster on Lincoln Hwy. but I also hit the ones in Morgantown and East Earl occasionally. ~Aimee


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