I’m going to try to make these posts a regular thing since I’m always bringing home small projects as well as furniture. Remember my last haul and farmhouse decor made from Goodwill finds? Here’s my latest batch! I’m stocking up on merchandise before moving to my new shop in a couple weeks.
Farmhouse Wall Shelves
These solid wood wall shelves were faded and blah. The potential was obvious and the work needed minimal. For $13 they were mine. A little FolkArt “Sheepskin” paint and some Minwax “Weathered Oak” stain were all it took to freshen up these gorgeous shelves. I just LOVE the wood grain. If you’ve ever shopped for wooden wall shelves at retail stores you know how expensive they can be and if you’ve ever shopped at Goodwill you know wall shelves (though dated) are available in abundance.
Rustic Laundry Room Sign
Ok so this one isn’t really a Goodwill find, but I’m throwing it in here anyway. Just a few doors down from my shop is a little primitives store that I’ve never had time to visit until recently. I bought a GORGEOUS reclaimed barnwood frame and this little scrap of wood that looks a bit like a mini ironing board. I stenciled “laundry” and, once the paint dried, rubbed it down with sandpaper to distress.
Milk Glass Decor
I’ve always been drawn to milk glass but haven’t (yet) become a hoarder. I’m already bad enough about hoarding silverplate items. Boxwood, succulents, and other greenery are all the rage and I’m all about mixing vintage and modern. What better way than to pop some quality faux plants in milk glass vases I picked up for $3 each? I found the greenery half sphere at Hobby Lobby on sale for $5 and it was a perfect fit. The succulents I also found at Hobby Lobby (make sure to wait for the 50% off sale because they’re pricey).
Coral Spray Wall Decor
I had just bought a pile of frames in various sizes at Goodwill for $.50-$6 each when I ran into the 70% off floral section at Michael’s. For just a handful of pennies I picked up a pink coral spray to frame. One of my $1 frames was painted ArtMinds “Sea Glass” and I trimmed the spray to fit in the frame. With a sheet of white cardstock (a gold chevron pattern would be extra trendy) to finish, this super inexpensive project looks like a fancy piece of wall art. Now if only I lived by the beach…