Thursday, March 7, 2013

Before & After: Scavenged Bench

So I found this little beauty (ahem) in the trash last week. Definitely a homemade jobby because none of the wood matched. In fact, the side pieces may have been Hardi panel. But I have been *waiting* for a bench for our mudroom since we moved into this house two years ago. I knew one would show up eventually. In the meantime I had improvised a bench out of a sturdy shelf board and two plastic crates.

After wiping the new bench down with a rag I primed it with Kilz latex primer and then painted it with a can of eggshell enamel that came with our house (I think it's the paint that was used on our living room walls). Here is how it turned out:

I'm going to let it dry another day and then I'll move it into place in the mudroom. It will be a great place to sit and take off or put on shoes. (We keep most of our shoes in the mudroom.)

Total Cost: $0
Hooray for another good scavenged find!


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