Dresser Makeover {Before}

So I don’t have much to share tonight…and it’s getting late. BUT!! I am excited to show my most recent find! Such a treasure (or three). My husband thinks I have my work cut out for me…all I can think is how beautiful these pieces will be after a facelift¬†with some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint!

Dresser 01

This thing is heavy!! Solid wood!!

Dresser 02

Lots of detail, I love that hardware on the middle door! Inside that cabinet are more drawers.

Dresser 03

Can you see what I see in this picture??

End Table 01

Yep, two matching end tables!!

All they need is love :-)

Any guesses how much these 3 pieces set me back??? What would you have paid for them?

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Shopping at Thrift Stores

I absolutely love shopping at thrift stores. It is where you find the greatest treasures!! The thing is thrift stores are becoming hit or miss for me. I walk into some and find that everything is priced at a level you’d think it was ALREADY REPURPOSED! Or, you find that it’s mostly clothing or things you just aren’t looking for.

I have a few favorites near my home that I stop into about once a week. I usually am able to find one or two small things, but sometimes I walk away empty handed. I try out new thrift and antique stores often, but again, hit or miss.

Well today, while on vacation, I hit the jackpot. I had a couple hours this afternoon to myself and decided to run into a thrift store near where we are staying. It was like the stars were aligned and my creative juices were flowing.

Take a look at my treasures…or trash, depending on how you look at things ūüėČ

Garage Sale Finds Thrift Store treasures

I got a chalkboard cheese tray, a glossy white (or is it aqua) lamp, bright red Christmas lanterns for my front porch, a lacquered white owl plaque for my gallery wall, a¬†jute wrapped vase….can you see it??

Better yet, the lamp cost me $8.50 and nothing else was more expensive than $3.50.

Now that’s what I call a thrift store!!!

I can’t wait to start showing you some of my after photos of these thrift store treasures. Stop by Friday, you’ll see that lamp in my Weekend Knockoff :-)

Update:

Check out my Repurposed Thrift Store Lamp, My Jute Wrapped Vase, and My Owl Art Makeover!!

Linked to: Bright Green Door

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