Garage sale season is finally here! Even though I am more pickier than I once was, I love to find great thrift finds for our home!
Here are just a few blast from the past thrift finds and makeovers:
I found this box at a small flea market for $1. It had great bones, but gross bird stickers and a felt bottom.
I cleaned it up, removed the stickers and felt. Then I painted it 'country tan', sanded it down and applied MinWax Dark Walnut Stain. It makes a great little box for decorating small gatherings.
I got this great end table at a garage sale for $3. It had great bones and super sturdy. Even has a big drawer on the bottom for storage. It just needed an update.
After cleaning it up, I painted it black, gave it some sanding and applied stain. It's still one of my favorite items in the house.
I got this mini spice cupboard at a garage sale for $5. A little high for me, but spice cupboards can be quite expensive even 'newer ones' like the one I found here. So $5 was a bargain. The first thing to go was the horrible knobs on this thing. It looks like 3 sets of eyes looking at you! With a mouth!
I replaced the knobs with new mini wood ones and also removed the little trim at the bottom. Then I gave it a good cleaning. It was very stinky!! I had to soak it for a couple days even. Once all dry, I painted it black then red on top. I gave it a sanding and then applied stain on top. Still another favorite in our home.
And even though my style of decorating has changed a little bit since taking these pictures, these items still fit in well in our home.
Do you love to go thrifting as much as I do?! :) Have you hit the garage sales yet?