Thursday, November 8, 2007

Thrift Store Makeovers..................

What Will $9.95 Buy???

I am always amazed by what you can find at a thrift store. I mentioned before that you need vision. You need to be able to look at something and know what you can do with it, also how it will look when you're all done with it. Here is a great example. My friend and I visited a Salvation Army many years ago. She found a dining room set with a table and four chairs. It looked tired, old and needed lots of work. Needless to say the upholstered seats had to be thrown away. The entire set cost her $9.95.

This set was solid wood with no veneers. If you look in furniture stores these days the price of solid wood furniture is astronomical.
The set was then stained and polyurethane was applied. She then picked out some beautiful designer fabric and recovered the seats.

This is the dining room set when it was completed. Wow....$9.95! Ok....well it was a lot of work but look at the results.

Years later she invested in a china cabinet that went very nicely with this set. It truly was a great find.01 02 03
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1 comment:

  1. I too do home repairs and various projects and have to tell you that is one beautifully finished piece of furniture. I can't believe it cost 9.95 for the entire set.Awesome!! I think we all need to shop at thrift stores.