Trashed Sofa Table to Mudroom Bench
After dropping my daughter off at school I cut through the neighborhoods on the way home. From the backseat I hear a whiny, "Not treasure hunting again!" from my son.
Oh yes, we are treasure hunting! These neighbors throw out great stuff!
Like this sofa table.
Its sturdy, not-from-Ikea-quality.
Has some water damage, but that's minor.
It needed a good scrubbing and vinegar bath (water damage leads to mold which had to be killed and sanded off Click here for mold removal tips).
I chopped the legs down to about 17 inches tall. With the padding added it should give the bench a height of 18-19 inches. Perfect.
I mixed up a custom color from paint on hand using my fave chalk paint recipe from Elizabeth & Co.
Love this fun duck cloth from Hobby Lobby. It was easy to use the pattern as a guide to make sure the finished product had an even look.
Its sturdy, securely holds myself and kids, roughly 240 pounds.
Some light distressing.
After curing for a couple days, sealed with polycrylic.
These drawers are perfect for gloves, hats, and scarves.
The basket was a $4 dollar garage sale find. Score!
Here's a pic from the door. Ever a "sofa table" its backed up against the couch to create a "mudroom."
The "mudroom" is still in progress and this bench helps so much in the creation of it.
(The accent table makeover in the corner will be posted soon.)
|hmmmm, a bonus piece|
the bottom portion of the table
what to use it for?
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& here, too!!
& again: and more feature lovin':
Thanks to Larissa from Prodigal Pieces for writing such a nice feature post about this transformation!
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