I’ve paired up with 19 other talented ladies to bring you a monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge. Each month we will create a new home decor piece from an item(s) we’ve found at a thrift store. There is no budget or specific theme so we are free to let our creativity run wild!
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I am so excited over my thrift store finds! I have been wanting an x leg bench for the end of my bed, but I could not find any for under $100. Except for this one, and it will not go with my decor at all! Not even close!
I really want two x leg benches but that is going to be double the price so I have to get my cheap self to thinking…what can I use to make the x leg bench of my dreams. I head to the thrift stores!
I look at some TV trays because they have x legs but they are too small. I find a broken director’s chair and it looks like it will work perfect, and it is $2.99.
I go to back a few days later and find another broken director’s chair. I am telling you the thrift store gods are shining down on me.
I must not have had my glasses on when I took this blurry picture but you get the idea of what the chairs looked like. I removed the broken arm off one of them with my small rechargeable screwdriver. This screwdriver is perfect for me because our large one is heavy, and it is hard to maneuver.
Now I need something for padding and something to cover them with. If you know me, you know I love to decorate with fur. I am telling you the thrift store gods are loving me today. It is $5.99 plus half off! I am sure some chick rocked this faux fur back in the 80’s!
You mean no one wants an out of date faux fur! I think this will do nicely.
Okay, now I need some padding…..
6 of these discounted pieces of foam and they fit perfectly! What??
It took three different thrift stores to find all my supplies. I went home and sprayed the chairs with paint.
I cut the lining out of the fur and measured my material.
I cut out my material.
I thought the fur coat may fray but thankfully it did not.
I stacked two pieces of foam on the chair and stapled them to the ends. I placed my fur squares onto the chair and stapled them. Shh…Don’t tell anyone but my benches have a secret hiding place on the backside for my money and my bling (the coat pockets)!
Also, everything in this picture of our bedroom is from a Thrift Store, except the headboard that was 50% off at Tuesday Morning because it has a small hole that no one will ever see on the backside, and the two striped pillows were from Z Gallerie clearance for $5 each. The sunburst mirror on the right wall is a thrift store mirror with wooden skewers that I glued and spray painted.
I am so pleased with my DIY x leg bench and my husband is pleased that my two new x leg benches cost $15 dollars plus tax.
Oh my goodness! You were so smart to use director’s chair bases to make benches. I love the fur on top and looking for one at the thrift shop is genius. Great job!
Julie Briggs says
Sherry, this is so clever and I love the end result. Isn’t it nice when the thrift store gods smile on you? 😉
Erlene A says
Wow! I love how you created your entire bench from thrift store items. I’m totally blown away at how you repurposed everything. So creative!
Wow! You really scored on all your supplies! God was surely shining his blessings on you that day. Great job, and I hope you get many years of enjoyment from your new x bench. 🙂
Erin - Suburban Simplicity.com says
It turned out so cute! It adds the perfect touch of elegance to the room. Nice way to be thrifty…I can’t believe it was only $15!
You did a fabulous job. I found 2 director’s chairs on the curb so I may need to try this. Your whole bedroom looks great. You have so many good ideas.
Omgosh, this is freaking genius! Using director’s chairs?! I would have never thought of this. And the coat is so super smart too. I really can’t express enough how awesome this project is.
Thank you for such a sweet comment! This made my day!!
Brooke Grissom says
This room is beautiful! Great job!
Sherry, you are so talented!! As you say x-tables are really expensive and you now have a chic look for almost nothing! Definitely, the thrift store gods were on your side and helped with your vision.
I am featuring this next Tuesday at the party, so don’t forget to stop by and grab your button. Enjoy the weekend!
Corinna - ADesignerAtHome says
You are so stinkin’ lucky! It’s unreal! They look like a million bucks! Thank you for sharing with us at The Creative Circle!
What a great project, Sherry! You did a wonderful job. Pinned and Tweeted. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday!
You’ve done a great job with these! And I love the thrifted coat turned chair fabric. What a genius idea! Thanks so much for stopping by Inspiration Thursday.
What a great idea! Your benches look way too elegant to be thrift store makeovers.
Cheryl Licht says
Love, love, love the creativity. I think you pulled it off beautifully! Well done.
You did a great job! Thank you for sharing it at The Really Crafty Link Party this week! Pinned!
Sherry….this is absolutely brilliant. I love everything about it. Thanks for the inspiration.
Thank you, Denise! I appreciate the nice comment!
Christine at Must Love Home says
Loved it!! These are so cute…and I love the way the room looks with them! So beautiful! Thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity with us at Friday Favorites! Please join us again…and we would love to see you at our Wonderful Wednesday Link Party too, every Tuesday at 4PM! Hugs- Christine at Must Love Home
Thanks Christine! I will be at your party Tuesday at 4!
Toni | Small Home Soul says
What a great idea, I never would have thought to transform these broken chairs into two very chic benches. Thank you for linking them to our very first Waste Not Wednesday link party. (http://www.smallhomesoul.com/waste-not-wednesday-link-party-1/).
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Sherry,, who would have thought that a faux fur coat could be a seat covering? Great idea. Your bedroom is lovely. Thanks for sharing this cutie idea at Your Inspired Design Link Party.
Kim Six says
The faux fur is brilliant! Thanks for sharing at you’re gonna love.. I’m featuring you.. so feel free to swing by and grab a button!
Thank you! I will get a button!
I absolutely love that you used faux fur on your benches Sherry. It looks so lovely! What a great repurpose of the directors chairs. I’d never know that’s what they were. Your benches are gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Charm.
Sherry, I will be featuring your brilliant & gorgeous benches at Making Broken Beautiful this week! Thank you so much for sharing this inspiration! I hope you have an amazing day!
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Christine at Must Love Home says
Sherry, I Loved your project!! What an amazing use of that faux fur coat!! You have been Pinned, Tweeted and Posted to Facebook! Your awesome post will be featured this week at the Friday Favorites Link Party. The party goes LIVE on Thursdays at 7PM at mustlovehome.com I hope to see your there! Hugs – Christine at Must Love Home
Sam -Raggedy Bits says
Such a brilliant re purpose of your thrifted finds! They look right at home there!
Sam - A Happy Home In Holland says
I love your whole bedroom- you have done a great job! How resourceful you are using the directors chairs and a fur coat – I would never have thought of doing that! 🙂
Angie ambient wares says
These are amazing! I have 2 directors’ chairs sitting in my garage and you’ve definitely inspired me to try something different with them! Thanks or the inspiration 😉
Marci Vaughn says
Wow! These are great! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
sara s syrett says
I love how you used that fur coat! The benches look amazing!
Wow, what a great transformation. No one would have ever known that’s a thrift store directors chair! Great job.
Julie Christiansen says
I am SO impressed. I would totally have to look twice to realize that these didn’t start out as a matched set! Brilliant!
Thank you so much for sharing at My Busy Beehives, #BEEPARTY ! I hope to see you again!