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Painting Old Furniture: A Thrift Store Makeover

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  1. Tara says:

    Dinah, I LOVE that! It totally looks like something we would have had in our house in the real early 80’s but definitely NOT in that fun color! And I love how your Eat sign makes it so perfectly!

    1. Dinah Wulf Dinah Wulf says:

      How random is it that the EAT sign matched! LOL… this area is in my dining room so it worked out!

  2. Irene says:

    OMG, you and I should live next door to eachother!!! You should see what I’m going to do with our vintage high boy dresser! And thrift stores…..oy! There are two within minutes of me I go to at least once a week!! My area is prime for them!

    I LOVE the color you used on that shelf! Bright, cheerful! It looks fantastic! I love doing stuff like that to old furniture!!

    1. Dinah Wulf Dinah Wulf says:

      I would LOVE for you to send me a picture!! I try and make time to go once a week now. Email me if you feel like sharing it 🙂 dwulf@diyinspired.com

  3. Oh how pretty. I’ve really need to do something with the projects sitting in my garage. lol

    1. Dinah Wulf Dinah Wulf says:

      Thank you, Sandra! Oh my gosh I would love to see your projects!

  4. Brooke says:

    Do you mind sharing what color this is and what type of spray paint you used…I’m painting some of my old furniture for my dorm room next year and would LOVE to paint it this exact color!!

    1. Dinah Wulf Dinah Wulf says:

      Of course!! It’s Rustoleum Painter’s Touch Satin Aqua spray paint. I got it at Home Depot. I’m so glad you like it! I’m using the left over to paint a bird bath I’m making for my yard… coming up soon! Thanks, Brooke for stopping by!

  5. Fine Estate says:

    I think you made a great choice for a shelf and your paint color is beautiful…the way to have an inspired and uniquely decorated home is to do as you have done, re-purposed something from the past…about 15-20% of the people who shop our estate sales, are DIY’s

  6. James Wright says:

    I hit Salvation Army, Goodwill, independent thrift stores, and amazingly – Craigslist Free category. I am surprised what people end up throwing away that is easily refurbished. Little projects with the kids that can be flipped for sale. It’s fun and is a great lesson in business. Great post.

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