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Thrifting Treasures!

Hi all,

Today I have something a little outside the “norm” for my blog. As some of my friends know, lately I have been into visiting the thrift store to look for projects I can refurbish. I already finished several projects and they have been a hit with friends. As I begin to do more projects, I have decided to document them on the blog to show you just how awesome a little do-it-yourself project can turn out.

For today’s thrift store find, I found this beautiful shelf at my local thrift store.

Shelf Before - prepped to paint

It was in great condition and had just a few minor distressed marks on it. I thought it gave the piece a little character and didn’t mind them at all. I used some lemon all purpose cleaner to remove some debris and dust. I didn’t need to sand it or do any additional work.  Truly, it was in ready-to-paint condition. I gave it about two coats of white spray paint.

Shelf Painted - Ready for embellishments

Thankfully the paint dried pretty quickly and the fumes faded out in a few hours. Next, I used some contact paper and embellishments to dress up the entire unit.

Shelf - All Finished!

Here it is! I can’t believe how easy this project was for me. Usually there is some serious back-end work involved before I can get a refurbished piece to look this way. I’m quite happy with this piece and think it looks just as fabulous in person.

Shelf - After

If you’re interested in some unique pieces for your home – check out the local thrift store. You never know what you’ll find!

Happy thrifting!

-Jolie

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