Did you know that thrifting can benefit animals as well as your wallet? It’s true! There are thrift stores all over that support local animal shelters!
A few weeks ago my friend Jeanette from Country Design Style challenged us to make over something from one of those thrift stores to show our support for their efforts.
We have adopted shelter animals in the past. Right now we have a cat that we rescued from my ex- MIL’s farm where the dogs thought she was a toy. Poor thing!
I’m happy to report she has had a long and happy life. She turns 18 this month!
My local shelter thrift is called Second chance thrift. A portion of their proceeds benefits the Virginia Beach SPCA. You can do a google search to find a benefit thrift store in your area.
I purchased this little vintage table there last Fall:
I knew it was the perfect project for this challenge. Although I painted it last Fall, I never posted about it.
I gave it a nautical feel by painting a nautical compass on the top:
Painting this table gave it an entirely new personality, don’t you think?
I started by painting the table using my DIY chalk paint in Behr’s Cottage White. Then I taped off the Octagon on top with Frog Tape:
Look how little Brennan was just a year ago, and he’s wearing his Nantucket shirt…perfect for this new look. 🙂
I taped off the stripes…
Then I painted in the outer edge with Annie Sloan’s Country Grey , which is more of a tan color.
I removed the tape after two coats, while it was still wet.
Then I used this technique to transfer the compass graphics and letters.
I also used Frog Tape to paint the points of the compass:
I painted the rest of the compass and the letters in with black acrylic paint and a liner brush.
A light sanding and a coat of clear wax to seal it and it’s done!
This would be perfect in a beach house.
October is also Adopt a Shelter Dog Month! To find a shelter in your area, go to aspca.org/adopt .
See all the participating bloggers’ makeovers, fun pet adoption stories, etc below:
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I’d love to hear your own pet adoption stories in the comments below!
If you like what you see, there are several ways to follow along!
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