by: LJ Ober
Hello creative friends, As you already know I love going to the thrift store to look for home decor to snatch up for well needed makeovers. I’ve put some pretty interesting things into my cart and have had ladies asking me what my plan was for it. Which is cool since I wonder about what they have found as well.
When I first started doing this kind of craft, it was only for fun and something to do to past the time. I started with a few simple projects and after discovering how simple it was I couldn’t wait to find more home decor to paint over.
I would craft in my dining room until I started to notice paint splats we’re getting everywhere. . . Oops! But now I have a craft room to make a mess in. And trust me I do make a mess!
One of the first home decor pieces I found was this awesome dark wicker trunk, about the size of a bread box or a bit smaller. It had good bones to it and the hardware worked just fine so I threw it in my cart knowing that I would repaint it white for a more updated look and I knew that it was purely for resale
I wish I still had this piece to take more pictures of it for this post. The inside had a nicely stained luan lining the interior that looked pretty decent so I didn’t paint it.
My intention is to help you find the value in things once loved. Giving you insights on my own thrifting, up-cycle ventures and being a shoppe owner. Plus insider help for the start of your own successful vintage or antique booth business.