Thursday, March 17, 2011

I like these kinds of redos.

I don't go often, but every now and then I stop at the Thrift Store.  The other day, I found this little diamond in the rough.  It was only $1.99, in all it's silvery brilliance.


Here's the after!  Now it looks like something you'd find in a cute prim shop, but a fraction of the price.  All I did was paint it with two coats of black latex paint.  I would normally sand it down a bit after I paint it black, but I didn't want the silver coming through, so I left it solid black.  I have it sitting on my kitchen counter, in front of an electrical outlet, to hide it.
If you've never been in a second hand shop, I suggest stopping at one.  Go in with an open and creative mind.  A little bit of paint will do wonders for some things.

24 comments:

  1. I have one of these sitting around, some place...
    I better find it and make it over....Thanks

    Bear Hugs~Karen

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  2. Oh my, that is weird. I have one like that. I bought it a few weeks ago at a thrift store and redid it too. I will have to post the pictures of my redo.
    Kat

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  3. Those are my favourite thrift pieces... that is what I look for all the time. You are right they are so quick and easy to makeover and the results are amazing.

    Looks fabulous... I had to chuckle that you don't go in thrift stores often. I wish I could say the same, I can't stay out of them.

    I don't remember the last time that I actually went in a real store to buy anything for my house...lol.

    Have a great day Lori...

    Hugs, Deb

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  4. Lori
    looks wonderful~prim perfect!!
    smiles
    Teresa

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  5. Such a cute little thing! I love it painted black!

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  6. Just love it!

    These always inspire me to go to the thrift store!

    Awesome job!

    Hugs,
    Kerri

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  7. Love seeing thrift store makeovers

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  8. Silver? Why would someone paint that silver? I guess they had a plan. It sure looks much better now that you've redone it:)
    Carol

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  9. Awesome makeover, Lori. I love that you used it to hide an outlet - I am always trying to hide those ugly things.
    Blessings,
    Sue

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  10. Here in Chateauguay, Quebec, there are a few second hand stores, and I find you have to visit them frequently to get the good stuff. I found a few treasures the other day, and I got 3 colonial ladle -rod iron candle holders. One about 2 feet long, one 3 feet, the other 4 feet long! Man I was thrilled! lol 1.50 each!!! The long one looks fab hanging off my hutch. LOVE IT when you find something gooood!!

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  11. Hi Lori! Black paint can fix anything!!! I used to have something similar and am kicking myself I ever got rid of it! If I only knew I'd be back into country/prim!!! I really need to start going to my Goodwill store!! Love the jar w/beans and candle - I'm going to steal that idea - hope ya don't mind!! Have a fun weekend - Jeannette

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  12. I like it without sanding. Looks like the perfect size to fit on the kitchen counter too. Cute!

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  13. What a find! I actually found one just like it (only mine is a cranberry color). I just cleaned it up and use it by the stove to hold my salt & pepper, and sweetener in the drawer!

    The Goodwill and Salvation Army are wonderful places to shop, you never know what you are going to find.

    Happy Hunting!
    Becki

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  14. Lovely makeover and display! Perfectly prim.

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  15. I just found your blog and LOVE it!!! I have soooo many thrift store redos that I need to start on...seeing yours makes me want to go get started! I love your black cutie!!

    ~Stacy

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  16. Perfect makeover. I'm lightening up my house with lighter colors but black furniture, assessories are still a favorite of mine! It looks great and so does the arrangement. Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Under Ten!

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  17. Lori, I featured your makeover on my blog today. Come grab an "I'm featured" button!

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  18. Cute piece at a great price! Every where I go, I keep my creative eyes open... even at department stores I can find things to prim up. It's so much fun!

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