8 Ways to Turn Dinged-Up Thrift Store Finds Into Treasures

Those tattered and dinged-up thrift store finds aren’t too far gone—here are some brilliant ways to bring them back to life from creative Hometalk bloggers.


Tip #1: Turn It Industrial With Paint, Stain, and Hardware

Project via Bre@ Brepurposed

A fresh coat of paint, a dark stain, and vintage style pulls turn this ordinary thrift store find into a stunning high-end piece.

Tip #2: Plank the Top With Pallets

Project via Paula @Sweet Pea

A pockmarked vanity bench may not be suitable for your home, but add a tabletop made from planks of pallets, and your refurbished piece will be ready to impress guests by the holidays!

Tip #3: Add a Faux Patina

Project via Larissa @Prodigal Pieces

You would never know that this vanity is actually made of wood and not oxidized copper, but the truth is that this rich art deco piece got an aged metallic patina with a cool paint trick.

Tip #4: Give It a Fresh Coat of Spray Paint

Project via Angie @Postcards from the Ridge

A standard office cart can become the perfect industrial accent, with nothing more than a fresh coat of metallic spray paint.


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