Hello my DIY friends!
Today you’re getting a special treat –
First, a furniture refurb made easy project: Refurbishing a $20 thrift store find
and a little bonus… How to build a writing desk for under $50!
Furniture Refurb Made Easy
If you’re like me, you enjoy shopping for great thrift store finds. It’s like the thrill of the hunt, and when you find that diamond in the rough it can be down right exciting! This chest came from the local Habitat ReStore, which is run by the Habitat for Humanity organization found in most communities nationwide. I was looking for a small chest to use in my bedroom for clothing storage and also to double as a night stand. This piece fit the bill perfectly!
Looks a bit rough, but with a little creativity it became a show piece.
The materials I used for this furniture refurb made easy are:
peel n stick wallpaper
prefab wood legs and leg brackets
The finished chest looks like this
Step by step video of how to do it!
How to build a writing desk
Here’s how you can easily build your own writing desk with 3 simple prefab materials for under $50:
24″x48″ pine wood slab (available in big box stores)
2 each 28″ long taper legs and brackets to attach (available in big box stores)
28″ high metal file cabinet (I already had)
some left over latex wall paint watered down to create a whitewash effect
My hope is these easy refurb and build furniture pieces inspire you to take on your own project!
One last tip to save you time and protect the finish on all your painted projects…
Use Waverly Clear Wax. It’s water-based, applies easily with lint-free cloth, drys quickly and is non-toxic.
If you have a cool thrift store find, share here in the comments below. You can also reach me here anytime.
I’d love to help you with your next decorating project!
Thanks for visiting,