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.


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  


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.


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!


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.


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......


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


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!


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Nita Stacy said...

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


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