Thrift Store Challenge – August 2019
It is time for another Thrift Store Challenge! I have been participating in these monthly Thrift Store Challenges with a group of very creative bloggers for the last few months. It is so much fun. For this challenge, we did not have a theme or any budget (but try to keep it as budget friendly as possible). Just buy something from a thrift store and spruce it up, paint it, etc. and do what you wish with it. You can see my past projects here.
Please check out all the other participants in the Thrift Store Challenge at the bottom of this post.
What I found this month…
I was on the hunt for the perfect table that would fit nicely under the lighthouse gallery wall I installed a few weeks ago. While out thrifting, I stopped at our local Goodwill store and spotted this table. It was the perfect size and shape, but there was no price on it. I tried to find an employee to ask how much they were asking for it, but the store was busy and no one was available to ask. I didn’t have much time to wait, so I left. However, I couldn’t stop thinking about it! I went back the next day to see if it was still there, and thankfully it was! YIPEEEE! Yet, there still was no price on it. This time the store was not busy and I was able to easily find an employee to ask for a price. When the manager said, how about $19.99, I quickly said YES, bought it, and had them put it in my car ASAP. It isn’t in perfect condition and appears to have been a TV Stand, but that was ok with me. I knew I’d be painting it anyhow.
Here are the Steps I took to Paint this Old Piece of Furniture
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Materials Used for this Project…
Step 1, Purchase Paint and Supplies
I went to Home Depot to chose a paint color. This is always overwhelming for me with the endless color choices!!! However, I found one I liked right away! I was looking for a navy-ish, nautical-ish blue and picked the color, English Channel. When I told the man at Home Depot that I was painting a piece of furniture, he suggested using Behr Stain Blocking Paint and Primer in One. This stuff is pretty awesome and did not disappoint. I have used Chalk Paint in the past for painting furniture and that works well too.
While there, I picked up some Tack Cloths, and rollers for my small paint roller. I already had all the other supplies I needed at home.
Step 2, Sand and Clean…
I gave the entire piece a light sanding using my hand sander. You can see there was some damage on the top, but I wasn’t worried about that since I knew I’d be painting over it. Please make sure you wear a mask and safety goggles when sanding. Once done, I used a tack cloth to clean the entire piece thoroughly. Tack cloths are awesome as they pick up everything, but a rag would work fine too.
Step 3, Paint…
Once it was sanded lightly and cleaned and the knobs were taken off, I began to paint. This is the longest step. It took about 3 coats. I used my roller on the big pieces, and a paint brush when needed on the smaller areas. Here it is below, after 1 coat.
After I was done painting and it was all dry, I used one coat of this Minwax Satin Polycrylic Protective Finish.
Step 4, New Knobs and Styling…
I made sure to wait until the top coat was completely dried before I installed these adorable nautical knobs I found on Amazon. Then, my husband and I carried it inside.
Ta-da, A Perfect Fit!
Below is the finished product. I am thrilled with how it turned out, and it wasn’t hard to do AT ALL. It just took time (about 3-4 hours total), patience, and a little elbow grease.
It is a perfect fit and gives me lots of extra storage. Overall, not to shabby for $19.99! What do you think?
Pin for Later…
Please check out the other Thrift Store Challenge Participants and see their AMAZING Finds below…
Terrie from Decorate and More with Tip
Tara from Stilettos and Shiplap
Dori from This Full Life 5
Emily at Le Cultivateur
Cindy from Cloches & Lavender
Shae at Sweet Southern Grace