I’m busy at work in this little hallway at the garage door and off our kitchen – you can see all my plans for this hallway here and how I plan to tackle it in my own little one month, one room, less than $100 challenge. I got all the doors and trim painted but I’m just in love with how this bench makeover turned out turned out so let me show you that first
I scored this bench at a yard sale a few months ago for $10 and was so excited because it was sturdy and it even came with 3 baskets that were in great condition. And it fit well in this space to create a putting on shoes/take things to the car drop zone.
Here’s the before…
And here’s how it looks now!
This was a super easy makeover. I did 2 coats of Rustoleum Chalked paint in Linen White on the bench. Removed the liners from the baskets and the cover from the bench cushion and for now I just wrapped this fabric around the top cushion. I just grabbed some material I had in my fabric stash and I’m pretty sure that’s the one that will stay. But I need to cut a board to put underneath the foam so I can staple the fabric to it instead of sewing a cover for the foam. Because this girl would rather use a saw than a sewing machine any day of the week. The pillows just came from my stash or other rooms (sometimes it pays to have a “decor stash” ). The gray and white pillow was a Target pillow found secondhand and the cream looking one came from Hobby Lobby clearance over a year ago.
So here’s a peek of where it was to how it looks now. This is what it looked like when we moved in a year ago…
And here’s how it was looking after replacing flooring and painting the walls.
There are 4 doors in this little hallway and although I had gotten the walls painted, I had yet to tackle any of the doors and trim and they were in desperate need of a fresh coat of paint. I had asked in my last post if I should paint the garage door black since my front and back doors are painted black, but I agreed that painting one door out of 4 in this little hallway may look a little off. So I just kept it white for now.
I got all of the doors and trim painted this week. I am using Polar Behr by Behr in semi-gloss for all of the trim/doors in this house – it’s a nice soft white.
I’m so excited how this room is coming along! And I didn’t spend a dime this week – already had the paint, fabric, and pillows. Next I have got to find a light fixture and rug – that’s my goal this week.
What room are you working on right now?