Here it is, my next big save from the thrift store. I’ve been looking for some time for some sort of seat that was narrow enough to pass by, comfy enough to sit and put on your shoes, easy to look at and most important, as usual, CHEAP. This one came with a delightful little bonus – storage!! There are far too many shoes in this house, and honestly they aren’t even mine. Honestly….
Here’s the before:
Here’s the bonus:
A cool $15.00 and she was mine.
Since it is made of vinyl and I did NOT want it to stay brown, I pulled out all the stops and purchased Rustoleum spray paint for plastic in flat white from the Home Depot (4 coats – 2 cans – a darker colour would take less). I considered painting the trim charcoal or even painting a monogram or graphic stencil on top, but I wasn’t really feeling it, and decided to leave it simple. I can always add to it or paint it out again if it seems to take a beating.
And SHABANG! If you recall (and even if you don’t), I posted the Before and After of our front door going from black to Sapling yellow. And here you can see I’ve used some of the leftover paint as my little surprise inside. It’s high gloss, so should repel scuff marks made by the shoes.
Those shoes will be placed in nicely like this:
Oh who am I trying to kid. They will totally end up like this:
But no worries, I’ll just do this:
Oh and disclaimer, the rug you see is actually a runner folded in half that is usually in my hallway. I have yet to find the entry rug of my dreams. Remember I told you magazines do this all the time for staging, they just don’t tell you. They will move things around and even bring things to the shoot. Shhh it’s a secret. Just keeping it real, people!