DIY Ideas for Thrift Store Furniture Finds

Many homeowners are turning to DIY projects when it comes to upgrading the design of their home. Many times, doing something yourself can save you money versus hiring a professional. Cosmetic upgrades for your home are a great example.

Decorating a home on a budget is not always easy. Finding things you love, while not overspending can seem like an impossible task. With a little bit of DIY creativity, you can turn gently used items into beautiful home decor pieces. If you’re looking for affordable furniture finds, shopping at a thrift store is the best place to start.

You can achieve your favorite home design style for a lot less by shopping at a thrift store like Goodwill. A lot of times we receive items that are great quality, but simply need a little DIY love.

Dining Chairs
The mismatched look for a kitchen dining table is a popular trend in home design. All you need is two to four quality chairs with a solid base. They don’t have to have the same finish, because you can sand and restain them. You could also add a new slipcover or reupholster the seat cushion. This is a great way to achieve a custom designer look for your dining space without spending a lot of money.

End Tables
Wooden end tables are very easy to repaint. When you find a table with a structure that you like, simply sand and add a fresh coat of paint in your choice of color and finish. An end table doesn’t necessarily have to match the other furniture in the room, so it’s a great piece to buy at a thrift store. Add some shiny new hardware and you’ll have a cute piece that looks like you paid top dollar for.

Floor Lamps
If you’re looking for a floor lamp for an office or bedroom, you can often find them at a thrift store. Sometimes all they need is a little buffing and shining. One trick we like to use is adding a designer light bulb for a unique look. You’d be surprised at how a new bulb can make such a big difference.

A refinished vintage dresser is a great way to add character to a bedroom. Vintage and mid-century modern finds happen at Goodwill all the time. Look for unique details that you can highlight if you choose to refurbish. You might consider adding new legs to the dresser. We love this mid-century hairpin option.

Rather than purchasing a brand new sofa, try and find one that has a good structure to it. If you like the size and shape of a gently used sofa, you can always reupholster it with new fabric and filling. Imagine a down-filled sofa that didn’t cost you a fortune? It’s possible if you get creative and give new life to an old sofa.

Go on the hunt!

Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona stores are known for their sizable selections, unique goods, fun finds, and of course our low prices! You never know what you’ll find at a Goodwill location near you.

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