Before purchasing my new home, I almost never shopped in thrift stores, but had read and heard of so many awesome finds. Upon moving into the house a few months ago, I finally realized just how much furniture I would need to decorate and fill up the whole thing, much less on a new homeowner's budget. So I decided to visit my local Goodwill store.
I must admit I was pretty skeptical that I would even find anything to my liking and feared that everything in there was creepin' and crawlin'. But facing my fears, I entered the store, heading straight for the furniture section. And what do you know--the first thing I spot is this beauty:
Sure, two of the legs were cracked and the seat had sunken in, but from the moment I saw her in all her faded green glory, I knew she had to be mine.
Price of the bench:
$30 $15 with its half off discount!!!
The fabric didn't exactly match the rest of our decor so we gutted it down to its core.
After purchasing new foam and picking out just the right fabric, we sewed and stapled and even added a little piping along edges. The piece makes for the perfect entryway bench (prior to this stood a big blank wall). I couldn't have been more pleased with the results!
- Bench: $15
- Foam and fabric: $108
- Staples, glue & tacks: $11