$3 Church Pew

Last week while I was out garage saling I found a church pew. Growing up we had one of the large pews in our parlor (the house was built in 1860 so yep, parlor was what that room was called!). This pew was sort of reminiscent to that old pew that we used to have.

The guy told me his wife is a pastor and she picked it up at one of her churches. He wanted $5 for it. I paid $3. Yep, only $3. Talk about a steal of a deal!

This is what it looked like before I painted it.



And this is it after.


I used some cream paint that I got for free from a warehouse down the street. They had buckets of free paint and it was good free paint. Like expensive stuff. All full cans, all leftover from big commercial projects (think Starbucks stores and swanky businesses). So there were some good colors.


After putting on three coats, I sanded the edges and distressed it a little bit more.


Then I made a little bolster pillow from some of the leftover potato sacks that I used here .


And while I was at it, I made a bolster pillow for the couch too.


I think it makes a pretty cool accent chair.


What do you think? I think it was worth $3!






13 comments

Mandy [Mandipidy] said...

Oh my, I LOVE it!! I keep telling David that if we ever come across a pew in our garage sale adventures, we are totally buying it! It looks great, and I love how it coordinates with your couch! :)

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

It was definitely worth it $3 and I love those pillows:)

Brooke said...

Very cool. Love it!! :)

Patrice said...

That's a great transformation! I love the rustic look and pillows too! Thanks for linking up with Lemon Tree Creations today!

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

Wow! Three dollars is an amazing deal! Thanks for sharing!

Michelle@ourwonderfilledlife.com said...

Looks great Rachel, love the sofa pillows too!!

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

That looks great! And those pillows are too cute! Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party! I'll be featuring this tomorrow.

chris said...

What a find! I've always wanted to have a church pew in our home. I heard of a family who used a pew as a naughty bench, where both parties in trouble had to sit together and work things out. I love that idea.

Mariaelena said...

LOVE THIS!!!!

OAK House 5. said...

This is sensational and I am loving your blog! I will definitely be back! Well done!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

What a wonderful find and for $3?! Love what you did with it. Thanks for linking up to this week's BFF Open House!

junkermidge said...

Wow! A church pew for $3! Great deal. And you did such a nice job of refurbishing it. And it goes so nicely with your other stuff. Way to go!
Midge

Hayley said...

Awesome find! Love it!

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