It's Thrifty Thursday! Time to go hunting for some new finds. Do you want to try thrift but don't know what to look for? Are you wanting to refresh a space, but don't know where to begin? Why not add WHITE?
charming china hutch
in a small space, maybe a white desk could refresh your space.
bookcases with drawers for storage
If all your walls are all one color, pick one, the one you FOCUS on the most, and paint it with a new pop of color (oh, like maybe TURQUOISE? or pink or coral). Then add a new storage piece in WHITE you can find at your local thrift store.
Go for a two-tone for added interest
Don't forget to check for quality
GREAT details on this find: petite casters and serpentine curved sides.
If you're not in need of storage, or already have color wow in your space, why not refresh the look with a white coffee table?
great clean lines, and has a springtime garden look from lattice detail.
even added storage space for decor books & magazines
go bold & modern with an oversized table
Bamboo & caning can add texture.
Even a small find like this (I found for only $10)
can be paired with two white ottomans
for visual interest and increased scale (and STORAGE!!).
Styled by Lynda Quintero-Davids
Even if you FIND a great piece, but it's a dark wood... don't hesitate. Follow you instincts, bring home, and you can easily refinish it in white yourself ... Just like Eddie Ross did with this secretary desk.
Refinished & styled by Eddie Ross
To refinish your find in white, here are a few tips:
- 1. Whatever the finish, lightly sand & clean your piece before apply new paint.
- 2. For mica pieces, use a primer and epoxy paint.
- 3. For wood, go with latex for easy clean-up.
- 4. For wicker: go for spray paint (but be sure to brush wicker well prior to painting for a clean finish. Also: start UPSIDE DOWN to be sure you catch all nooks & crannies.)
- 5. Seal your find with a topcoat of polyurethane.
- 6. Let it dry REALLY well... and then begin to create your new FOCAL POINT!
But no need to stop there with your white finds...
go retro with a modern dresser
flank it with two chairs
add two clean lined lamps
and maybe a great mirror above it all to start off your new vignette!
Styled by Eddie Ross
The possibilities of what YOU can create with thrift are endless...
and thrifting is a GREAT way to create a look for less.
If you haven't tried it... GO FOR IT!
and Have a Happy Thrifty Thursday!