A few weeks ago I struck gold at the thrift store. When I saw this cute little solid wood desk for $25, even though it was a little dinged up, I knew it just needed a little spray paint and tlc.
The chair was a thrift store find from months ago that we kept in the garage for days we needed extra seating. Cost: $7.
The picture frame was found a few days earlier at the same thrift store for a buck.
We began by giving everything a light sanding and a good coat of primer.
Once dry, we did another light sanding and applied the paint.
I used Krylon Black Gloss spray paint. I chose gloss because I wanted the finished product to be easy to wipe clean, and it really isn’t as shiny as you’d think. Looks like new-from-the-showroom furniture. The polycrylic gives it a nice finish.
I used a piece of foam board, wrapped it in batting and covered it with fabric to make a bulletin board. Matching ribbon and buttons complete the look. Super easy!
I picked up a piece of 14x14x2″ upholstery foam from Hob Lob for $2 and created a matching chair cushion by covering it in the same fabric.
The lamp and picture frame are from Hobby Lobby too. All told we spent under $75 for this desk, chair and bulletin board fix-up. Not too shabby! The good thing about thrift store redos like this one is that they really don’t require any special skill. Just a little patience and effort. And if/when I mess up, I can just break out the sandpaper and start all over again!
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