1 hour piano bench makeover

A few weeks ago I did this easy piano bench makeover in just an hour!
here’s what it looked like before:
and the after….!
I found the bench at Goodwill for just $13, which is a great deal on a nice piano bench with storage! I started the makeover by unscrewing the hardware and removing the lid.
I put all the tiny pieces in a bag so I wouldn’t lose them.
Check out how many times it had been recovered!
I think I counted seven different fabrics!
I taped off the bottom metal leg hardware, and took the bottom outside to spray paint. I gave it a coat of Rustoleum’s white gloss. Rustoleum is one of my favorite spray brands because it’s thick and goes on really evenly.

While the paint was drying, I laid my pretty bird fabric over the bench top and cut it to size.
And then used this DIY-lover’s favorite tool- the staple gun! I pulled one side tight and stapled, then went to the opposite side and did the same so it would be equally tight on both sides.
I put it all back together and there she is! Gorgeous! I liked it before, but I was really happy with the end result!


here’s the project cost breakdown:

bench- $13
spray paint- $1.50 {didn’t even use half of a can}
fabric- {from Hancock, less than 1/2 yard} $4.50
time invested- 1 hour!

total cost: $19

Hope you’re having a great Tuesday!

coming later this week:

the big living room reveal, {what I wore this week}, a new laundry devotion, and part 3 in our current {fitness on friday} series- using technology to exercise @ home!

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  1. Wow! It looks gorgeous! I love the fabric you chose. I might just have to do a make-over on my own piano bench. Maybe add some cushion and fabric to the hard wood. It would be so much more comfortable to sit on. I just found your blog and absolutely love your honesty and openness about your love for God. It's really refreshing!

  2. I love my staple gun too....have a few chairs I need to tackle. I love the fabric you chose!

  3. Curious...are you using it at a piano or as a bench in a room? Wondering where/how you put it in the home. It's super cute!


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