Church Pew Bench Makeover

You guys! Let’s take a break from all those kitchen demo updates & check out something pretty in our farmhouse today. A while back this past fall I got a church pew from Wayfair [HERE] when I worked with them on a project. Long story short, it came in late for the space I needed it for & so I didn’t really have a spot for it. Until now. It was at the end of our bed upstairs when it was in it’s original state & it was ok, but here at White Cottage Farm I like to make things customized for our space & sometimes that means that we paint the things. This time was one of those times….

Here is what the church pew looked like before…

You may remember it from when we had it at the end of our bed in our Christmas bedroom…

& after some paint in it’s new spot….

My idea was to move the church pew bench into our dining room to use at our antique farmhouse table. & since the table is a beautiful dark wood I chose to use Ivory chalk based paint by Maison Blanche. It’s my favorite paint & probably my favorite white for furniture. I did two coats on the piece & waxed it with clear wax. This bench is literally the perfect size for this table & fits three people comfortably eating at it. I put a long lumbar pillow from Madreana [Here] on the back side of it for some cozy texture. I love [This Pillow] by her so much & own quite a few & they are all amazing.

This little church pew inspired bench is the perfect little addition to our dining room & I love the added charm it gave to the room with the three different types of seating around the table now. I also love ivory paint so nothing is safe. What do you guys think of our new church pew at the dining room table? Do you have a bench at your table? Let me know what you think in the comments below, find me on Facebook, & chat with me on Instagram. Thank you guys so much for stopping by the blog today!! xx


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7 thoughts on “Church Pew Bench Makeover

  1. Ingrid

    I love the church pew painted white and paired with the table, they’re a match made in heaven! 💗

  2. Alicia

    I liked the pew bench before…but now I love it! It goes beautifully with your table, well actually y’alls whole farm. Just curious how much room from the table apron to the bench seat?? I so want to borrow this idea but am wondering how much leg room is enough(mine would only be about 3.5-4″).
    Yours actually looks functional if that makes sense!

    1. Jose Galvan Post author

      yay! that makes me so happy that you love it now too.. I know the wood was beautiful, but I love customizing it for our space. xx Thanks for your sweet words!

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