Inspired by my recent visit to my Dad’s and his thrift store finds I have been wanting to venture out to a local thrift store myself. I used to thrift a lot but since having the three little guys it had lost some of its appeal…three kids five and under pretty much suck the joy out of any shopping in my experience!
Well, I was out on errands with just the baby this week and happened by a Goodwill and found these two little “treasures” I thought I could transform:
I know, I know, you’re thinking “Melissa-this bear crate is perfection, how could you possibly improve upon its impeccable design aesthetic?” You should have seen my husband’s face when I brought it home! For $1.50 though I knew I could transform it into something great.
I also picked up this little ceramic pitcher for a dollar. I love the lines of it but wasn’t loving the gold banding. However, thinking back to my DIY Faux Ceramic Vases I knew it would be a fast spray paint transformation.
The bear crate’s makeover was a little more involved…unfortunately the bear’s head had to be decapitated removed via my circular saw. I then sanded the painted surface and restained it with my mission oak stain which matched the crate’s original finish perfectly.
The end result was well worth the time it took to transform. Not bad for $2.50 right?
Do you thrift or yard sale often? What is the best “treasure” you’ve ever found?