More Thrift Shop Makeovers and Coat Hooks & Grain Sack Stripes

February 08, 2016
 This was my first thrift shop makeover of the week.  A maple stain wooden magazine rack.

The MAKEOVER and how I did it:

1.  I painted the magazine rack with Fusion Mineral Paint in Algonquin.  (Seriously, I only needed one coat and no waxing, priming or topcoats.)
2.  I purchased a two pack of chalkboard tags from Target's Dollar Spot.
3.  I stenciled the Fleur De Lis and "1812" from Andy Skinner Decoart French Stencil.
4.  I waxed the chalkboard stencil with clear wax to protect it.

Thrift shop makeover two started with this dark brown stained shelf.

The MAKEOVER and how I did it:

1.  I painted the shelf with two coats of Decoart Chalky Finish Paint in "Lace".
2.  I stenciled on a black grain sack stripe with Old Sign Stencils Hot Cocoa stencil extra.
3.  I distressed the shelf with 100 grit sandpaper on the edges and 220 on the inside areas.
4.  I waxed the piece with Americana Decor creamy white wax.
5.  I purchased a some value wood 1" x 4"'s from Menards and painted a matching wall hook board.
6.  I added 3 sale hooks from Menards in a nickel finiah.
7.  I added two sawtooth hangers to the backs of the both the shelf and hook board.

Other projects I completed this week with more value boards, Old Sign Stencils, hooks and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in "Country Gray".

Happy Upcycling and Repurposing this week, everyone!

*I received complimentary stencils from Old Sign Stencils, and Fusion Mineral Paint.  Any opinions expressed about the products are my own.
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Lots of great makeovers, Carlene! I love to see thrift store pieces get new lives!

  2. Those are great makeovers, Carlene! I've got to get busy with signs. I love them and have so much barn board around here that I can use. Have a wonderful day.

  3. Brilliant. Pinned and pinned again.

  4. love the thrift shop makeovers- thankyou!

  5. Great makeovers, Carlene! I especially love the signs you made with Donna's wonderful stencils. The white/red/black combination looks fabulous.

  6. Hi Carlene,
    I'm no longer stalking your Instagram. I'm now following your grams! I love these thrift store makeovers you created. I especially like grain sack stripes and coffee graphics. Would love for you to come by my blog and take a peek.
    Have a great day,
    Doreen @ Altered Artworks

  7. I always look forward to your makeovers!! Thanks.


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