Thrifting furniture

One of my favorite things to do, is to go thrifting for furniture.  Most often the furniture you find will be unique or a little quirky and almost always it will be REAL WOOD!

How do you find the right piece?

Go to the thrift store with an open mind.  You most likely will not find exactly what you are looking for.

Go with an idea of what you need. I went with my daughter looking for a small table that would hold a fish tank and so we only looked at furniture that would hold a fish tank.

Thrift stores are hit and miss!  Not always do I get so lucky!

This particular piece of furniture is an old writer’s desk…it even still had an old ink jar in the top of it.  I sanded the wood down, brushed on a deglosser and spray painted the table white.  This table was super easy to refinish and it was exactly what I wanted…all for $20.

 


 

If you are interested in how to refinish furniture check out this post:

Giving something new life

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