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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

My Mom’s Storage Bench

Those of you who are privy to my Facebook previews saw when I picked up this great storage bench at Goodwill last week for $7.50.  It was almost immediately claimed by my momma, who has been looking for something for at the end of her bed.

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The front is hinged and opens up like a bi-fold closet door.  It had a lot of great details going for it, but the huge knocker pulls were a little out of scale (and the end two completely superfluous.)  Of course, it would be painted a lovely off-white and distressed to bring out those great details.  I finished it up this evening and it’s ready to go (hear that, ma?)  :)

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I’m thinking those original knocker pulls just might be repurposed into a great hand towel rack for the bathroom.  Wouldn’t that be great?

 

Linking to:  Domestically Speaking, Stories of a House, Primitive and Proper, My Backyard Eden, Somewhat Simple

22 comments:

  1. How pretty! I love the white hardware ~ so elegant! I'll bet your mom is going to love it!

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  2. very jealous, where are all these great thrift stores with furniture like that? We have junky particle board, laminate stuff that they try to sell for $40-$50...

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  3. It is lovely! I really like the hardware you chose, you have a lucky momma!

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  4. LOVE it! I was recently given one similar to this and have plans to paint it a soft white! Yours is so pretty!

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  5. Wow, how did you score that for $7.50. That would have been $50 at my Goodwill. It turned out so pretty!

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  6. it looks beautiful! i am sure your mom is going to be so thrilled! and the towel rack knocker handles would be perfect!

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  7. Oh I love it. What a smart move to leave the two end doors without hardware. I think it cleans it up and now it is perfect. I bet your mom is so pleased. :)

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  8. I love this piece. The white is great and you distressed it just right!

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  9. It looks beautiful, love the distressing and your creative idea to repurpose the pulls into hand towel holders.

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  10. Gorgeous! What a nice piece to give to your mom!

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  11. Really nice transformation. Removing the outer pulls was a great idea. Your Momma is going to love it, I'm sure!

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  12. That turned out gorgeous and for 7.50 you can't go wrong!! She is going to love it!

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  13. I think re-purposing those pulls is a terrific idea. That bench looks great BTW.

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  14. That's my girl, taking complete advantage of all those who are pricing impaired. We need to put together a complete US road map of all those thrift store workers who are pricing impaired. ;)

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  15. How is it that we both live in AZ, but my Goodwill would have priced that at 39.99? I guess I'll have to come up and shop with you sometime. I really love this piece, Ann Marie! You can't even tell where the original hardware was. Usually I can't fill in that perfectly. That is so sweet to do that for your mom. Where did you find the new pulls? I love em! Thanks for linking, friend.

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  16. What a great piece and a lucky mama! Can't wait to see what you do with those knockers.

    -Rene

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  17. absolutely adore this!
    I'm your newest follower!
    Sarah
    www.thebirdspapaya.blogspot.com

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  18. Delicious, a lovely makeover, I'd love to have this piece myself!
    Suzy xxx

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