Happy Thrift Score Thursday! Today you get a bonus Palmer pink dresser makeover! I just had a lot to say this week so I thought I’d make my thrift score a piece I redid.
If you are new here, let me explain just what #thriftscorethursday is. We want you to participate! Hit up your local thrift stores, craigslist, yard sales, estate sales, side of the road, anything! Thrifty doesn’t necessarily mean from a thrift store. We want to see your good deals, wacky finds and treasures.
Don’t feel like you need to save those finds for Thursdays! Yes, features are shared on our blogs and Instagram on Thursdays, but we’re all checking in on (and using!) the hashtag all week long. So, when you see/find it, feel free to share it! And we love it when you tag your friends to play along, too!
This week we have a new host to introduce as well! Trisha has decided to pass on her Thift Queen crown to Maggie. We will miss Trisha, who was one of the Thrift Score Thursday originals, but life just gets busy sometimes and we understand.Each week Brynne from The Gathered Home, Cassie from Primitive and Proper, Corinna from For My Love Of, Maggie from Maggie Overby Studios, and once monthly a guest co-host will pick a favorite thrift score or two to feature! So please note that by linking up with#thriftscorethursday, you are giving us permission to share your finds via social media or on our blogs.
This week I have a furniture makeover to share with you as my thrift score. My landlord at Sweet Clover had this little dresser in her horse trailer and I purchased it from her. She loves yard sale-ing and finding us treasures!Sarah and I worked out the color palettes for our areas this month for our sale (this weekend, locals!) and we decided to add in a little soft pink in the way of flowers that will be coming to the sale tomorrow, and refreshing this little guy in a pale pink. I love using Amy Howard’s One Step paint because it’s easy but also I can create an authentically weathered and aged look. At my local Ace hardware, I selected Palmer Pink, a soft pink perfect for a sweet little piece like this.
I applied two coats and was loving the color but decided it was going to need a little extra “oomph,” if ya know what I mean. I still had plenty of Amy Howard’s cracked patina finish from when I did my sideboard in my dining room. You can find the entire tutorial on how to use it here. I used the exact same process for the entire piece, including the waxes and dust of ages. Typically this finish is used in conjunction with another color, but I wanted this piece to be entirely soft pink, and just have an aged finish. The product worked beautifully to create the look I wanted. Sarah and I staged it at Sweet Clover this past Tuesday and I snapped some photos for you.
I took this photo to show you the overall color scheme it’s working with- we’ll add pale pink flowers to this table scape, and it already has touches of pink with mint and blue.
Here is a closer look at the dresser.Up close, you can really see the finish and how authentic this product makes the aging look.This isn’t your mama’s crackle from the 80’s! It’s subtle and soft, and just adds charm and character.
I think the lady in the portrait is thrilled to be paired with this piece now. She stands proudly. And now I have so many awesome features for you…. You guys are killing it with the finds! People must be Spring cleaning and bringing their good stuff to the thrift shops!
Next up, I see tables like this pair that Jen from Green Spruce Designs found on the side of the road all the time, but i usually pass them by. I will think again because I adore this look she created!
You can find Jen on instagram here.
Jessica shared this fabulous corner of her home with many thrifted items including this chair she scored for free (you have got to read her post!) and this owl screen that’s truly an original!You can find Jessica on instagram here.
Tristie and her daughter decided to go boho in her daughter’s bedroom… and then stumbled upon a yard sale with all things boho, like this wall hanging! I would love this in my bedroom, too- her daughter is lucky!You can find Tristie on instagram here.
Now be sure to visit all of my cohosts to see their finds and features as well!
Now clearly the thrift shops are filling up with awesome finds, so go forth and thrift, my friends! Happy hunting!
Thank you to Ace Hardware for providing the paint for this project. I was not otherwise compensated and all opinions are my own.