Remember when I shared this before with you on the blog and told you I was working on it?
And then a snowstorm happened?
Well—the makeover is finally here.
We bought this piece several weeks ago at a thrift store for less than the price of dinner. When I saw the clearance sticker, I started dancing and hugging it. How had everyone else missed it?
It was missing a caster and the wood had dings and chips and needed a little TLC.
Look at all that potential just waiting to happen.
So we brought it home and gave it a makeover worthy of a television show.
It looks like this.
Here’s how to makeover a thrift store find.
Wait. Just go up and look at the before.
Scroll down and look at the after.
Here’s a close-up of the handles that I treated with Rub ‘n Buff.
It’s the easiest way to give metal a brand new look.
You can see how I’ve used it before here.
There are so many good colors, but Antique Gold is my go-to.
We painted it with Shoji White SW 7042.
It’s the prettiest white that’s a good choice if you want light and bright.
If you want some other white paint options. I put together a list of my favorite white paint colors here.
We added primer and two coats of paint.
Then we let the paint cure through a snowstorm.
(total aside: don’t you love a sentence that starts like that?)
This thrift store makeover has a secret.
Are you ready for the surprise?
Look at the INSIDE.
CAN YOU EVEN BELIEVE IT!!!!!!!
It’s a mini organization station. Isn’t it so cute?
Then I added these dishrack organizers from The Container Store.
I also added a pencil and pen holder that I found at Target.
The bottom drawers are actually file drawers, too.
I kept the original handles and made them over with Rub ‘n Buff.
And now there’s a place for all the office organization in this space.
One more look.
Just because it makes me SO HAPPY.
Here’s the before.
And here’s the AFTER.
The morals of this thrift store tale?
Thrift store shopping is the best.
Everything deserves a second chance.
Every house needs a few befores and afters.
And never. Never ever ever….
…pass up a clearance sticker. 🙂
PS Here are some of my other favorite furniture makeovers.
PPS If you need a laugh today? Here’s one of my favorite thrift store stories.
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