Welcome back to our “Thrift Store Throwdown” Challenge where 15 bloggers joined together to take some thrift store “junk” and turn it into treasure!
My friend Ashley from 3 Little Greenwoods sent me a wonderful thrift store package.
I actually liked the candlesticks just the way they were so those were left.
The cigar box I will probably use for storage but I may add something to it at a later date.
And the crate will be a future project….stay tuned!
I wanted to focus on the trifold screen and the plaque.
The trifold screen was something I knew would be a fun piece to work with and the plaque I thought was something most people would just walk on by.
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My Thrift Store Transformations
First up, the screen~
The finish on it was already rough so I didn’t sand it.
I decided to spray paint it with CHALKBOARD PAINT……EASY PEASY in just a few coats. I even spray painted the hinges cause I am lazy like that. #mommaaintgottimeforthat
(Lightly spray a coat at a time, letting each coat dry before you add another. Use as many coasts needed until the surface is covered.)
With a CHALKBOARD MARKER, I added the “Family Memories” lettering.
Finally, I attached some photos and memorabilia.
The thrift store cost of the screen was $4.04. I already had all the materials used to create this so the transformation didn’t cost anything.
Now onto the plaque~
I wanted to remove the metal saying as I thought it wouldn’t be easy to paint the two different materials.
This was actually a lot simpler than I had thought it would be. It actually peeled right off.
If you have one that won’t peel off, lay it out in the sun. After it has warmed up, take a putty knife and try to slowly remove it.
If needed, sand any residual glue off.
I then painted the plaque with WHITE CHALK PAINT. I did about 4 coats, letting it dry between each coat.
Finally, I distressed, using sandpaper, to give it a farmhouse look.
The plaque, at the thrift store was a whopping 88 cents! You can’t even buy a piece of wood at the craft store for that. To purchase a naked wood plaque with Amazon is $6.41.
Again, I had the rest of the supplies for this project cause I love to use what I have, when possible!
Please go over and check out the other trash to treasure projects from this challenge.
Rachel Teodoro (formerly Holy Craft)
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