Whenever I go into a thrift store or garage sale, I love to look at an old, outdated piece of furniture and dream up how it could be transformed with a fresh coat of paint or a yard of fabric. And if you've been following along, you might know I've worked on a few furniture transformations this summer, like my Pottery Barn Knock Off Chairs and Shaker Style Cabinet Revamp.
But since I'm trying to avoid being a hoarder, I can't always buy all the furniture I see but it's still fun to think about. (My new rule for myself is to find a few things I can donate every time I visit a thrift store so it doesn't all pile up!)
Better Homes and Gardens recently posted some before and after shots that will simply amaze you. You would never know they were faded, worn out pieces of furniture you'd walk right past at a thrift store. I was so inspired and loved the eye candy so much I thought I'd share it here on the blog:
Can you believe the fun and modern standby above used to look like this?
What would you do with an old chair like this?
Here's what BHG did with a bright coat of spray paint, a new cushion and fabric flowers.
Here's what their bookcase looked like before:
Can you believe this gorgeous headboard used to look like this?
Are you inspired to go scour some thrift stores or garage sales to see what you can turn from trash to treasure? I definitely am. I will be working on a set of chairs for a friend these next few weeks--can't wait to show you what I do with them!
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