Looking for some easy thrift store furniture makeovers? Here are 11 of my favorite pieces with all the befores and afters.
There are so many great finds at thrift stores just waiting to be transformed. If you are looking for creative furniture makeovers? I have so many fun ideas to share.
The amazing thing about thrift stores?
You never know what you are going to find. Like the time I went into the thrift store looking for mirrors….
…and came out with this.
Isn’t that the way it always works?
Just between us? I couldn’t help myself.
It was on clearance.
I guess no one else saw the beauty in this piece of furniture. I guess no one else opened up the drawers or opened up those beautifully carved doors and saw what was inside. I guess no one else wanted a hutch for the price of dinner.
Because it was waiting for me.
Here’s another before picture and what it looks like now.
Here’s the before.
It’s a little worn and tired and only has three casters on the bottom of it.
But look at that carving.
And look at that potential.
Here it is in the corner of the craft room.
And the best part?
When you open up the doors?
It looks like this.
I added stick-on cork tiles to the doors to help organize all the stuff and messages in the craft room.
You can see the entire before and after here.
But why stop with this piece when I have so many favorite furniture befores and afters I want to share.
Here are 11 easy furniture makeover ideas you could finish this weekend.
11 Easy Thrift Store Furniture Makeovers
1. Farmhouse hutch
This before hutch.
We turned it into a farmhouse hutch that’s in the living room now.
You can see it here.
2. Turn a Bookcase Into a Built-In
This before bookcase.
We made it into a built-in.
3. Bookcase makeover
This is where this bookcase started.
We added tile to the back of it.
I know, right? Tile. It was just leftover tile we had from another project.
You can see the after here.
4. Painted office area with table
This built-in space.
There’s a bookcase and then we cut a thrift store table down to size to make an office and completely transformed it with paint.
5. Faux finish table
This thrift store table.
We painted it white and added a faux finish to the top.
It’s a distressed antiquing finish that’s one of my favorites.
6. Coffee table makeover
You’ll never guess what I used to makeover this table.
Glue. Can you believe it?
7. This table makeover
Here’s a simple idea to makeover a table in under an hour.
I’ll give you a hint.
Just add painter’s tape.
8. Painted armoire project
This was a find from the thrift store for under $25.
It just needed a little makeover
9. Planked farmhouse table
This was about to go to the donation bin.
Until I came up with an idea to save it.
10. Filing cabinet thrift store furniture makeover
This is a filing cabinet I got for $10.
11. Stenciled dresser thrift store furniture makeover
Here’s where this dresser started.
I added a stencil and a little gray paint.
And one more for the road
This piece a testimony to the fact that not every furniture find needs a makeover.
Sometimes they just need a little love–especially when they started here.
Here’s to all the rescued furniture everywhere.
Have you ever rescued anything?
I’d love to hear all about it.
PS Looking for more project inspiration? I’ve pinned tons of ideas here.
PPS Can you say a prayer for my mother tomorrow? She’s having surgery.