Abbey from Painted Home Goods transformed a $5 thrifted bench into this gorgeous piece of home decor with a little help from our limited edition color, Jitterbug!

This sad little piano bench was only $5 at Goodwill. It had wobbly legs and a very beaten up top, but even the ugliest pieces still have potential (especially if there’s bonus storage!). I knew I wanted to turn this into an upholstered bench for an entry way and I wanted a bold, retro look. Country Chic Paint’s All-in-one paint Limited Edition color Jitterbug was the perfect color to pair with my clearance scrap of HGTV Home vintage yellow floral fabric.

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After only one coat of paint this bench was revived and modernized. Country Chic Paint’s short handled paint brush is the ideal tool for all painting jobs; the paint brushes on smooth, even, and very quickly which, as a mom to twin toddlers, is essential. I let my paint dry for 24 hours (the Twin Tornadoes were up from their nap so project-time was over for the day) before applying Natural Wax. This is by far my favorite wax finish for painted furniture. It’s so easy to apply and gives a soft sheen.

Using Krylon “Easy Tack” spray adhesive, I secured the foam cushion to the bench top, wrapped it in quilt batting for a smooth finish under the fabric, and stapled my fabric using my handy-dandy electric staple gun. For a finished look and to avoid fraying, be sure to fold the ends of the fabric under before stapling.

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I tightened up the legs, added new hinges since the old ones were bent, and voila! This discarded piece was given a new lease on life as a retro chic entry way bench.

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Jitterbug Bench #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #countrychicpaint #teal #jitterbug #limitededition #upholstered #storage #bench #chalkpaint #retro - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Jitterbug Bench #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #countrychicpaint #teal #jitterbug #limitededition #upholstered #storage #bench #chalkpaint #retro - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Jitterbug Bench #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #countrychicpaint #teal #jitterbug #limitededition #upholstered #storage #bench #chalkpaint #retro - blog.countrychicpaint.com



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Abbey {Painted Home Goods}

As a mom to twin boys, I am always busy. Twice the fun, twice the work! My Twin Tornadoes and salvaging neglected furniture are my passions. If a twin mom in a small apartment can fix up and paint furniture, so can you! In today’s throw-away culture and tendency towards cheaply made, mass produced home goods, I seek to provide something different, something unique. Bringing new life to discarded finds is my way of contributing to the responsible thrifting counterculture that has become a growing trend. When shopping with PaintedHomeGoods you can feel good about what you buy. Enjoy!

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