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Yard Sale Bench Redo {Guest Post}: Life as a Thrifter

I’m just saying that if I had seen the little table in the “before” picture below, I don’t think I would’ve imagined the “after.” And that’s why I’m so excited to introduce you to Holly! She posts her inspiring re-thought thrift store finds over at Life as a Thrifter.

Check out her brilliant interpretation of this boring ol’ bench! Heeeere’s Holly!

Hello! My name is Holly Marsh, and I blog over at Life as a Thrifter! I’m super excited to be guest posting here today! My blog is all about repurposing thrifty finds, and I’m thrilled to share today just that!

I’m always on the hunt at a Goodwill or a thrift store, but this particular find came from a yard sale for $15. For a long time this little bench sat behind our sofa, but recently I made a few changes and felt the need to move it around.

After a little sanding on the top, I decided to try out Rustoleum’s Chalkboard spray paint.

When that was dry, I pulled up a couple of old wooden children’s chairs . . .

where my daughter Ross now has free range to draw…and draw…and draw.

My son Weston would like to invite himself over to play on that table, Holly. He promises not to eat ALL your goldfish crackers or pull ALL of your daughter’s toys out of storage and leave them all over the floor.

Thanks for sharing this super cute creation!

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  1. chalkboard paint is my newest obsession! i just painted a huge old pallett and made it into a big chalkboard for games and such on our back porch! and now, much to my husband’s demise, i want to paint everything with chalkboard paint! 🙂 🙂 love this makeover!

  2. Such a cute idea!!!

  3. Holly is one smart cookie, giving her daughter a spot to draw right in the mix of the family.


  4. I am totally on a chalkboard paint kick…what a perfect upgrade for the kids. That Holly is so crafty! 🙂

  5. What an imaginative and fun idea!

  6. Cute!! I’d like to draw there if I could fit into one of those chairs. 🙂

  7. that’s amazing! how fun for a kid to be able to draw on their coffee table too 🙂

  8. i pretty much just stalked her blog for like an hour at work this morning. i’m so in love! thanks for sharing her post and introducing us to a new blogger!

  9. Chalkboard paint – it’s the best! Great way to reinvent that piece of furniture!

  10. Kelly,
    What a fun guest post! I love the table! Holly always has the very best ideas! Even the chalk drawings are adorable!


  11. Super cute!


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