Thrift Store Furniture Makeover

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.  I chose to do a Thrift Store Furniture Makeover this month.  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 for my Thrift Store Furniture Makeover, 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 in my Thrift Store Furniture Makeover This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission which helps keep my blog up and running but it won’t cost you a penny more)! Materials Used for this Thrift Store Furniture Makeover… paintbrush hand sander polyurethane, I used Minwax Satin Polycrylic Protective Finish Behr Stain Blocking Paint and Primer in One safety glasses mask tack cloths Nautical Cabinet Knobs 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 … Continue reading Thrift Store Furniture Makeover