- Trash to Treasure Thrift Store Transformations
We joined some other bloggers to share some trash to treasure thrift store transformations.
We don’t mind that it’s chippy, old, faded, rusty, or worn, We love the story behind it, the history within it, and the patina on it. – Unkonwn
Welcome to the “Thrift Store Throwdown” Challenge where we joined some fellow Junkin bloggers to take some thrift store “junk” and turn it into treasure!
My blogging friend Ashley from 3 Little Greenwoods sent me a wonderful thrift store package (pictured above).
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!
Today, 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 Transformation Projects
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First up, the screen~
The finish on it was already rough so I didn’t need to 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.
THRIFT STORE PLAQUE PROJECT
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. This had about 4 coats on it, 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!
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- Farmhouse Thrift Store Tray Makeover
- A Thrifted Picnic Basket Makeover
- Thrifted Upcycled Cupcake Stand
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