The story of my almost ENTIRELY thrifted dining room continues as I slowly find more pieces to complete the space! One of my favorite projects we’ve done is our picnic bench turned…well, bench!

I have been searching for a church pew FOREVER. I really wanted one at our dining room table. Russ coaches basketball and I imagine all those players over for dinner not having anywhere to sit. With that said, I’m not sure their six foot selves could fit on the bench he made, but we love it, regardless!

All summer, I went to my favorite thrift store once a week looking for a pew, I even called a few times when I knew I couldn’t go! I looked on Craigslist. My sister-in-law looked on Craigslist. Everyone was on the lookout. Unfortunately, I had no luck. Then, one day, I was leaving Haven of Rest (my favorite) and spotted a cool picnic table (with wheels!)  and two unattached benches.


I remembered Ashley and Jamin’s (you know, since we’re on a first name basis!) and immediately thought this could work in my dining room.


You can the parts and how roughly I painted it. I didn’t have enough white paint to cover the entire bench and I wanted an old farmhouse look anyway!



This really was a simple project! Russ has finally stopped questioning when I bring random items home and just sighs before he asks what he needs to do. Bless that man.


He took the top off of one bench (because it was two benches), used the leftover parts and drilled it onto the other to make a back!




IMG_7053You can see my yard sale buffet/vanity my friend picked up that I painted last weekend! Can’t wait to share it with y’all!

What do you think? Too rough? Just right? My boys love it so for them it’s a winner!

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