Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Thrift Store Furniture Flip

If you're trying to furnish a room on a budget with a cohesive look, here's a quick way to make random, mismatched furniture look like it came from a high end home decor store!   A little paint and some wood trim and all of a sudden your room will come together.  I challenged myself with this project and decided to buy the first 3 pieces I saw to see if I could make them work together in a room.  I was surprised at how easy it was, too.  You first want to look for shapes you like and pieces that work for the size of your space.  Next pick a color you're mad about and get painting.  Details of how I did this are below!  Happy Tuesday and don't forget to Make Your Mark!
A 70's side table, an Ikea knock off and a mission style shelf

Watch how it came together here!
3 pieces of mismatched furniture
Spray Shelters in Small, Medium and Large
*Helped me get the pieces sprayed quickly without getting paint on my fence and lawn!
Paint Sprayer
Americana Decor Chalky Finish in Carbon
DecoArt Matte Metallics in Vintage Brass
Wood trim and molding

1.  First I put together my large spray tent
2.  I wiped down my furniture once it was inside the shelter
3. & 4. Add 10% water to the chalky finish, mix and fill the paint sprayer container
5.  With slow even strokes, spray your pieces
6. & 7.  Pop open the medium shelter and spray your medium sized furniture
8. & 9.  Pop open the small spray shelter and spray your smaller pieces
10. - 12.  Measure, cut and paint the accent wood molding and trim for your pieces with the chalky finish in Carbon and let dry
13. & 14.  Dry brush the trim with the DecoArt Matte Metallics to bring out the details
15.  Accent the hard edges of each piece with a gold metallic paint marker
16.  Glue on the painted trim pieces with E-6000 glue and you're done! 
 My new furniture set!



  1. You have great creative vision!

  2. Wow,such a fantastic job. Maybe next time give us a side by side photo, showing your beautiful before and after.

  3. Wow is a wonderful transformation. Congratulations Mark, you are a great artist!

  4. A M A Z I N G Mark. How you turned what some would throw in the trash into works of art is inspiring and so beautiful. Congrats x

  5. Wow!! Really great and I love those spray shelters too.