Before & After: Shabby Chic and Storage Friendly, This Yard Sale Find Was Worth Every Penny

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Lindsay spotted this piano bench at a yard sale and even though the bench wasn’t her style as-is, she knew that with a little DIY muscle she could mold it into her ideal accent bench. Using only products she had on hand, she gave this thrifty find a whole new look in very little time.

From Lindsay: This piano bench was a steal at a yard sale. Benches are great because you can use them for so many things. A piano bench has an added bonus because there is storage under the seat. This bench would not fit the decorating style of our home the way it was, but I knew I could make it exactly what I wanted with a little paint, sandpaper and time.

The makeover was easy! I put a couple coats of white paint on the bench and when it dried I used sandpaper around the edges. It cost me less than $15 because I had all of the supplies on hand.

I love that I was able to make this bench exactly what I wanted without spending a lot of time or money to do so. I wouldn’t change anything.

Lindsay’s words of wisdom: Save your money and browse thrift stores and yard sales for amazing furniture pieces. Don’t look at them for what they are when you see them, but what they can become with a little work and your style in mind.

Resource list:

  • Fusion Mineral Paint
  • Sandpaper
  • Paint brush

Thank you so much, Lindsay! You can see this project and more on Lindsay’s blog My Creative Days.

Want to work some thrift store magic of your own but not sure where to start? Julia put together this guide to help you know when to say yes to the thrifted dress(er).