For this month’s Thrift Store Décor project, I’m redoing a coffee table bench that I originally did years ago. It’s time for an update to this upholstered bench!
I bought this $4 topless table in July 2010!
Upholstered bench made from a coffee table
I showed how to make an end of bed bench out of a thrift store coffee table in my post Coffee Table Into Bench. My little guy Louie used this bench for years to help him get on and off the bed. I recently painted my bedroom because I took up the carpet and got some new rugs at IKEA. Isn’t that how it goes, you do one thing, then another—a domino effect sort of thing.
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Mix homemade primer with Plaster of Paris
Light coats of paint work best
Sometimes I feel like I just want to paint, and then I wonder “why” am I doing this? I should be using my Finish Max Extra. On this particular day, I didn’t want to deal with the little Lulu Mae. I have to take her next door and stake her out on her dumb bell in order to keep her away from the painting area.
Paint sprayer gives flawless paint job
After a couple of days, I had another project that needed painting, so I drug out the drop cloth. Did you know that after years and years of paint build-up a drop cloth weighs a ton? I seriously need to swap out this drop cloth for a new one—it’s such a hassle to deal with.
Look at that beautiful finish I got with the Homeright Finish Max Extra! I did two light coats and called it a day.
Upholster coffee table top
While the paint was drying I worked on the upholstered seat. I was just going to replace the buttons, but upon closer examination I saw that the drop cloth fabric had seen better days. I ironed a piece of drop cloth that had been washed and cut it to size.
Easy button tufting upholstery with screws
I had some drop cloth buttons made up, and I didn’t want to use a needle and thread, I opted for the screw in method you can see in my post Button Tufting 101.
I snapped a quick picture of the new bench with the buttons laying in place. The buttons were hot glued in place.
Upholstered bench for end of bed
My little Lulu Mae is growing up so fast, but she’ll never be big enough to jump on and off the bed without assistance. She’s shaggy—it’s time for a haircut in just a few days.
I wish I had painted it years ago. I love how it looks in the bedroom now.
It’s time for you to hop over and see what my friends have done with their thrift store finds . . .
End of Bed Bench Redo My Repurposed Life
Spray Paint Brass Refresh Restyle
Simple Crate Makeover Our Southern Home
Fancy Faux Succulents Centerpiece Petticoat Junktion
$1 Thrift Store Table Domestically Speaking
Doghouse Makeover My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia