$5 Entryway Bench

Recently our friends had a moving sale and I scored this awesome little bench for $5!! I also grabbed a few wall hangings and an beautiful hurricane vase for $2. I love garage/moving sales!!

Once I got my new/used bench home, I decided to freshen it up to use for my entryway. I removed the seat and painted the wood legs using Rustoleum Chalked in Linen White. I applied two coats and then sanded the entire piece using 120 grit sandpaper, specifically on the corners and edges to distress it.

For the seat, I decided not to take the time to remove the floral fabric that was already on it. I used leftover batting and the canvas drop cloth from my headboard project to recover the seat. I cut the batting and fabric to size, leaving additional material on each side and secured to the seat using my staple gun. I reattached the seat to the legs and added a few nail heads I had on hand to the corners to add some detail.  

This project was incredibly easy and took very little time to complete. The longest part was lierally waiting for the paint to dry :). I had all of the materials on hand so it only cost me the $5 I spent at the moving sale.

I picked up the galvanized metal bucket from Walmart to use for shoe storage and styled the bench with a few throw pillows and a pumpkin, of course.

 I have been working on updating our entire main floor including our entry way and I will be posting the details soon. The entry way has been painted along with the rest of the main floor and next up is a shiplap accent wall! Looking forward to sharing the details soon!

Jess xx