Thrift Store Bench Makeover

We have teamed up with Mission Thrift Store in Langley once again! We wanted to show you what you can do with a thrift store find!  It's great for the environment and you will create something very unique in the process!

The Mission Thrift Store gave us this bench that was available at their store to show how you can transform it. We love to up-cycle with Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan available here in the shop! 

How would you recreate this piece?

We decided to strip off the upholstery. It was damaged so it had to be done.

We took off the foam and pulled the staples to start to create the "deconstructed look".

The frame is solid wood and so sturdy! 

First we painted a coat of Old White Chalk Paint™.

We didn't worry so much about covering it completely because we want to layer another colour on top. We create lots of texture while painting so when we distress it after, the white would show through.

French Linen Chalk Paint™ was applied on top. Once dry it was sanded and distressed to show some white and some of the original wood.

We sealed the piece with Clear and Dark Chalk Paint™ Wax.

The seat was upholstered in a natural linen fabric that works perfectly.

This seat just unscrewed from the bench frame which makes it a perfect piece for our Basic Upholstery Workshop. Are you looking to learn this skill? 

See information and register HERE

The finished piece is just gorgeous don't you agree?!


This Thrilling piece is now for sale in our store!

If you have any questions, come into the shop as we love to help.

Feel free to bring pictures of the project you have in mind too!

See you soon! 

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