Provided by: Creative Expert Erin Rochon of Bluebird Upcycled Style
There are many benefits to thrifting. It’s a great way to be kind to the environment by keeping items out of landfills, and it’s an inexpensive and a fun option to experiment with trends.
Did you know that they're also many benefits to donating your unwanted items to The Salvation Army Thrift Store? If you are like me and love to thrift, donating is a great way to declutter and purge items you no longer need, all while supporting local Salvation Army programs and services. Thrifting for items that have been donated has given me the opportunity to get creative and transform dated furniture that someone gave a second life to by donating. I have found so many beautiful pieces just by thrifting - check out my top 5 and how I transformed them:
When I found this gorgeous solid wood console, it was very dark and tired. I re-stained the top to give it a driftwood appearance and painted it in Casement from Fusion Mineral Paint to transform it.
This solid wood dresser was a little dated but was easily transformed by painting it in a rich deep navy from FAT paint.
The small size of this mirror was the perfect canvas to transform it from brassy to bright trendy colour.
I transformed this dresser from dark and dreary to a bold pop of orange. I decoupaged some gift wrap on the center drawers to add some visual interest.
This curvy bow front dresser was a great find and this gorgeous blue was the perfect colour to accent the original brass hardware.
There are so many great reasons to thrift and to donate your unwanted items to declutter your home in time for Spring. Happy thrifting!