by: LJ Ober
It can be pretty hard to see the value in outdated home decor at a thrift store but every now and then you can find a gem amongst the riffraff.
As they say, old things come back in style again sooner or later. And it may not be the whole decor’ piece that says “Look at me I’m back in style baby!” But more like a part of it strikes you as semi current looking home decor, and something about it attracts you to the piece.
Take a picture for example, as a whole may look like it has seen better days but single out the print inside the frame and it says - Pottery Barn or Frontgate.
I was pretty excited to find these sea shell prints at my local thrift. As you can see in the before pic how the gold frame dated the look but my vision for the pieces made the sale that day because I could see the value in them.
Knowing that I had no place to use these pics in my own home I had purchased them anyway for a quick upcycle and resale. They were only $2.79 each and after the makeover I easily resold them the same day I listed it at $40 for the pair, pocketing almost $35 for the set.
All in all this was a pretty quick makeover, which is just the kind of project that I like to tackle. So I added in a matching candle holder to complete the look and selling for a whopping $5 on a piece that only cost .79 cents.
HOW TO MAKEOVER SEA SHELL PRINT PAIR:
So don’t mind me being tickled pink to make a couple of bucks on my passion of upcycling home decor. I’ve been in sales my whole life so it excites me. Plus knowing that I’m a spender on unnecessary things on a daily basis, my resale quest makes up for that a bit. So I tell myself that anyway!
After sanding it down and depending on how hard I sanded it, you could see sweet undertones of white or gold. I hit the edges a little harder for the farmhouse chippy look.
I love how they turned out with the new fresh refurbished look and I wish I had a place to hang them in my own home, but I’m glad
I grabbed them off the shelf. You gotta grab the goodies from Goodwill when I find them, lol. I can’t wait for my next project.
That’s it, it’s a wrap on this one! Let it inspire you for your own refurbished home decor project. I love thrifting, try it out if you haven’t already. If you have a thrift store nearby, pop in there to see what you can find. because you never know! Leave me
a comment on what amazing things you have found. I’d love to hear and please share. ttyl
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.