11.16.2010

Thrift Store Bench Re-do

I recently visited one of my favorite thrift stores here on Long Island,
Selden Thrift 
is located in Selden, New York. It's part of a local chain along with 3 others stores. They have sale days where they will sell furniture for 50% off. They also have sale days according to the price tag color. Sometimes they ask astronomical prices for the items and other times you can get a great bargain.

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I think I did fairly well on this particular day! It wasn't on sale but I did manage to picked up this
diamond in the rough for  
$12.99!

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OK, so it's not so pretty in it's original form but I had a vision. I knew I needed a bench for my sun room desk/vanity. It's where I sit each day to check my email, drink my tea and blog.
The old chair looked well enough but I was wanting something different.

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BTW, this chair is so
"vintage awesome"!

My friend graciously and generously shared it with me from her grandmother's estate.
I was going to refurbish it a little however, once cleaned, it was aged to perfection and the fabric on the chair matched my room exactly.
So I did nothing more than clean her up!

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I had found a wonderful piece of fabric several years back at an estate sale that I had been waiting to use in just the right space. This is vintage fabric by Waverly in the "Millerton" pattern.
I just love the color combination!
I'm pleased with how it compliments my desk/vanity.

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So, with a little help from antique white spray paint, I was set out on a mission to transform this lackluster bench into a vision of loveliness.
Here is the finished project......

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If you are curious about where I found my vanity, stop off at
Not Too Shabby NJ
and
Not too Shabby Blog

Liz was such a doll! She actually allowed me to come and pick up my vanity on EASTER DAY as I was in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey visiting relatives. If you live close by and can visit Not Too Shabby, you won't be disappointed!

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What is one of your favorite thrift store purchases? 

I'd love to hear about it.
Leave me a comment and give me the details!

2 comments:

Steve Finnell said...

you are invited to folloow my blog

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Oh...I love that little bench after you made it over. Very pretty.

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