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August 21, 2012

Ten Thrift Store Furniture Transformations

Source: bhg.com via Kristina on Pinterest


Whenever I go into a thrift store or garage sale, I love to look at an old, outdated piece of furniture and dream up how it could be transformed with a fresh coat of paint or a yard of fabric.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?

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What would you do with an old chair like this? 



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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: 
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And after! 




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Here are a few more beautiful ideas.  You can click on the picture to see what the pieces looked like before. My personal favorite is last but not least...

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Source: bhg.com via Kristina on Pinterest
Source: bhg.com via Kristina on Pinterest
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Can you believe this gorgeous headboard used to look like this? 


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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!
 Thanks for visiting ReMadeSimple! 

4 comments:

  1. I love thrift store up-cycles and these are great! I'm a new follower from the Flamingo Toes Party.

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    1. Thanks Jeanette! I agree with you they are so inspiring! Thanks so much for following!

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  2. Woooow nice furniture set. I really like it :)

    Home Furniture

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