Welcome to the first installment of 2016 for the monthly Thrift Store Decor Makeover Challenge!
I literally just bought this month's thrift store project Friday night at Goodwill. I recently had a conversation with friends and their husbands at a holiday party. The conversation was quite hysterical, and really not sure how it came about.
Are you ever out with your significant other, and you say, “While we are out, let's stop in ______!” Come to find out, it happens quite a bit. I never even thought of it, but it's so true!
Friday night while going out to eat, I played the while we are out card……I kind of make a joke of it now. We ended up in Goodwill.
Baskets can be a great find at the thrift store. I came across this one and picked it up quickly. Honestly, I've never seen one like this one before.
I didn't like the dark green finish on the handle.
I struggled a bit with what to do with this basket. I like the color of the basket so decided to start with changing the finish of the handle. I can always go back and do a wash on the basket later.
I know this looks nuts, but I only wanted to paint the handle. I didn't want to be tedious and paint it by hand. I wanted to quickly spray it. So I applied tape and newspaper to the basket areas.
It took about 30 minutes to do this and 5 minutes to spray 2 coats of black textured spray paint not including dry time between coats. I used the same (affiliate link) Rustoleum paint that I use on my outdoor patio furniture.
It's a very simple makeover. Sometimes my thrift store finds need no makeover. That's the beauty of it……use it how you like!
I love it on the island.
This little chicken was also a thrift store find. It has a little chip on a wing, but I just positioned it to the back.
This tray will get a lot of use this summer for outdoor entertaining.
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Let's check out all of the other projects below from out thrift store team! You'll notice a couple are missing. Sometimes things come up, and we take a month off.
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