Here is a horrible iPhone picture of the top after I brought it home. The next step was to pick up some legs.
I made a trip to Lowes to see what they had available. I was trying to make this as cheap as possible since this wasn't something I was planning on doing. I finally grabbed 6 legs, bare wood with the screw already in the leg. They were only about $5 each and with my military discount came to about $26 total. Lowes and Home Depot both offer military discounts if you didn't know!
Since obviously the legs are a different color then the top I knew I would be painting this little bench of mine. I screwed the legs in to make sure I liked the look before painting.
All the legs are different colors so I was painting this for sure. I already had chalk paint on hand so I went to town and had a little painting party by myself. A little HGTV and it goes pretty quickly. I did two coats and then let it dry over night. I then sanded down a few spots so it looked nice and worn and then sealed it with a little wax. Such an easy project! Before I show you the end result I wanted give you the total dollar amount and what these usually run for. I found the same bench on Overstock for over $200 and I only spent around $50 total for mine! I would say thats a win!
Alright so here is how it turned out! I kind of love it!
I am so glad I decided to grab that bench top when I saw it. I ended up with a one of a kind bench at a fraction of the cost! I wasn't sure where I was going to put this beauty and I ended up trying it at my dining room table. At first I wasn't sure but it is growing on me and I really like how it looks there at the moment. Who knows if it will stay there but for now I am enjoying this adorable bench.
I hope this encourages you to look at pieces that might be broken or missing pieces and see past that. You can get a great deal on something because of those reasons! What do you think of the end result? Would you have snatched up the bench top with no legs like I did? As I say all the time I would love to hear from you! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!