Amazing friends, can I tell ya’ll how excited I am??? Today, I’m sharing the 38th and final piece of this huge thrifty haul!!
I cannot believe I finished them all. If you have a mountain of project pieces to tackle, make a list of them or photograph them as I did and cross them off one by one as you complete them. I swear it works so well to keep me on track! Also, it has stopped me from thrifting as much since I know I have a list of things to redo waiting for me at home!
The last piece of this haul is this arched metal wall art:
This is one of the pieces I’ve had the longest!
I bought it many years ago at a yard sale for only $5! Not only that, I bought three of them! One of them I redid years ago. My old neighbor was interested in them when she spied them in our garage, so I gave her one of them. That left this one that I have held onto for more years than I can remember!
Well today is the day!
Keep it SImple
There are only so many options for a piece like this, and I decided to keep it simple.
I gave it a base coat of Rustoleum spray primer first:
That was just to get a quick coat on it. Then I brushed on one coat of Cotton.
I started to sand some of the paint off here and there but ended up using a razor blade to scrape away the paint to give it more of a distressed look:
I’m keeping this one to hang in the hall at the top of the stairs, so I decided it didn’t need to be sealed with anything.
Here is how this pretty piece looks now:
You might remember this is the one I used the Floral Silkscreen Stencil on to add a little something to the inside.
I thought this would be a great piece for staging, so I wanted to keep it white…
It has so many pretty details that the paint and distressing really enhance…
This will make the perfect backdrop for a wreath too!
And that’s it! Short and sweet!
Thank you for sticking with me while I worked through this giant haul!!
I can’t tell ya’ll how satisfying it is to cross off the final piece!
That’s 38 pieces done, eight of which I’ve had for forever it seems!
I’ve been shopping for my next haul, but I still need a few more things.
I set out for a day of thrifting on Tuesday and hit up five thrift stores, but all I came home with were these two pieces:
That is very unusual for me!
But then I stopped by the two thrift stores closest to my house yesterday morning and found a few things, including this small antique dresser:
It has a pretty mirror sitting behind it. That was only $75, which I thought was a deal for the age of it. The bottom drawer needs work, but hopefully, it will be an easy fix!
Everything I found yesterday is still in the back of my car lol.
I have several smaller items, but I’d like to find a few more pieces of furniture. I’m going to check out a couple more places today or tomorrow and see what I can find.
This haul was so large, taking nearly six months to complete, that I thought it might be fun to look back at them all on Tuesday:
Update: See all the befores and afters in one place HERE now!
Have an amazing weekend, dear friends!!
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