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