Sunday, June 24, 2012

Thrift Store Bench Makeover- Take 2

I found this bench at the thrift store for $7.99.  I originally blogged about it here.

I gave it a quick makeover using leftover paint and fabric from previous projects.  As much as I loved the new color on the bench, I grew tired of the fabric.

After a visit to Joann's, I replaced the fabric for a fresh, new look.

It was by chance that the fabric matched the wall color exactly.

The new fabric really brightens the bench.  The old fabric had become dull and boring.

I like being able to change out the fabric for an instant and inexpensive update.

I love having this bench around for extra seating.  




I am linking this post to: Kelly's Korner

43 comments:

  1. I really need to get more into thrifting! You and Tiffany are always on it! Both fabric selections looked lovely.

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  2. Oh wow that looks good. I am trying to get into thrifting but I don't know where to start.

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  3. Awesome fabric and greatr Thrift Shop find. Nothing is more fun than pairing contemporary fabircs with vintage furniture which is always so much betrer constructed. Thanks for sharing. ~CJ

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  4. Love your fabric choice! It's graphic and fun. The bench looks awesome! XX

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  5. Love the new fabric!! Actually, I think that is the fabric my daughter just picked up for some curtains.

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  6. I have been looking everywhere for a thrifty bench to make over. Love what you did to yours! Great choice of fabric and I like the idea of changing it out when you grow tired of it.

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  7. See, I just don't know what to say to you anymore. Seriously, your projects get prettier and prettier as time goes on. I guess I'd be less pissed if I started to use them as inspiration and start my own projects. But as it is, I'm pretty lazy and so that all seems like way too much work and that's why I'm bothered.
    m.
    p.s. You know I'm kidding. Just gorgeous! Keep on, keepin' on!

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  8. That's a great find! Love the new fabric you used!

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  9. Your bench update looks great!! :)

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  10. Hi Brandi,

    This new fabric is gorgeous!!!

    Dee

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  11. HOW BEAUTIFUL! You did a great job & I so love that fabric you chose.

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  12. Wow Brandi, what a difference fabric makes. That looks really great. I love that fabric. It really made all the difference, love it!

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  13. Wow! That's a really mod and cool looking bench! I love it! I'm always thrifting things, but don't have enough imagination (or skills with fabric) to do this type of thing. I really need to give it a try, though! Your work here in very inspiring. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  14. omg! I love it!

    http://insunshineandshadowsmew.blogspot.com/

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  15. What a change, great work

    /Sewe

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  16. Brandi, you're right what a great easy way to make a WOW transformation. The fabric makes a big difference!

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  17. Wow Brandi, I can hardly believe the difference the fabric change made. Before it was cute and now its really lovely! Hope you have a chance to link up at Frugal Treasures Tuesday; can't get more frugal than this. : )
    ~Barbe~

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  18. It really pops now with the new fabric...and how lucky you found such a perfect match! {it was meant to be LOL} Soooo much better than how you found it :~)

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  19. Charming little makeover you have here Brandy...LOVE the fabric.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  20. Whew! Just got back from TWO Joanne's before I found the fabric! Love it!
    It hadn't been unwrapped from their recent delivery...when....I spotted it! Can't wait to cover my thrifty find with it! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  21. Wow!!! This is beautiful!!! I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas for my backyard party :-)

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  22. You did a wonderful job on that bench. You got me inspired.

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  23. This bench looks great. Thanks for posting it! I saw it at Savvy Southern Style!

    Julie
    www.jamscorner.com

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  24. Awesome find and great color choice.

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  25. I can't believe you found this fabric at Joanns! Great makeover Brandi!

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  26. Brandi the bench really came out wonderful.Love it!

    Paula

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  27. I love the new fabric! It's such a fun color and makes a great contrast to the painted wood. I'd be thrilled if you'd share this over at my current link party so everyone can see how cute it is! http://practicallyfunctional.net/2012/06/the-fun-in-functional-link-party-5/

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  28. Brandi, now following you! Love your thrify projects, have a fantastic weekend, Hugs, Tanya :)

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  29. I love your bench! The paint color and fabric choice are awesome! Great job! :)

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  30. Love the fabric choice and paint color.It turned out great!

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  31. This is a fantastic project! I love the fabric! Would you consider linking it up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!

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  32. Dearest Brandi,
    You have given your bench new life twice! I love the pop of color against the dark paint color!
    You've created a classic!
    Blessings,
    Carolynn

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  33. That is really gorgeous! I love it and am inspired...

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  34. This looks great! The new fabric is especially nice. :)

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  35. Brandi,
    I love your thrift store bench! I blog over at http://www.garagesalesrus.blogspot.com/ I have a Show & Tell Saturday where I like to show other awesome bloggers thrifted projects. Just wondering if you would mind me featuring you? If your ok with that please email me at garagesalesrusblog@gmail.com. I am a new follower! hope you'll swing by and do the same.

    Robin

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  36. I love that new fabric that you have used! It looks perfect with the gray paint. I've been keeping my eye out for a bench to make-over, but haven't found one yet. Soon I hope!

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  37. What a fabulous score. I love when I can get old furniture and up cycle it! And the new look is perfect! Coming over from TT&J. Have a great weekend!

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  38. This is such an AWESOME transformation!!!! What a bargain and what a redo! Applause and APPAWS to you and thank you so much for linking up to Junkin Joe : ) sending hugs...

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  39. Love love LOVE the fabric on the bench, Brandi! Nice job!

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  40. Love the fabric! Great work!
    -Karen from dogsdonteatpizza.blogspot.com

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  41. The change of fabric was a perfect choice ... love how it looks!

    Thanks for sharing at our Crazy for Color link party!

    :)

    Linda
    www.itallstartedwithpaint.com

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  42. There's nothing like a good thrift store makeover!! Great fabric and so glad you joined our Color party!
    Kelly

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