DIY: Adding Bling to Thrift Store Finds

DIY: Adding Bling to Thrift Store Finds

One-of-a-kind home decor is da best. I love finding dated or boring items from the thrift store then giving them some pizzazz. Drop by your local thrift store for wooden serving bowls or spoons then with a bit of time and minimal cost make them swoon worthy.

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What you’ll need:

  • thrift store wooden serving spoons
  • sandpaper
  • cloth
  • olive oil
  • non-toxic craft paint
  • sponge brush or paint brush
  • beeswax*

* for updating display pieces you can use Mod Podge to seal the paint

First you need to find your wooden salad spoons. I bought these for $1 from the Lions Gate Thrift Store.

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First I sanded the spoons. I then wiped them and added olive oil to the wood to bring out the grain.

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I then used masking tape to mark where I was going to paint the stems.
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I chose to paint the stems Citron and Robins Egg Blue. Two of my FAV colours – bright and vibrant!

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I added a few coats of paint allowing for coats to dry before reapplication.

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Once they were dry, I was ready to add some sort of sealer.

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Next I headed to Michaels. They suggested I try beeswax to seal the paint and that I didn’t need to seal the wood. Using a type of edible oil was enough and would need to be reapplied every so often. And thank goodness for the weekly coupons – the beeswax was $28! Eh gad! It ended up being $14 plus tax. Dealorama!

I then rubbed the painted stems on the bar of beeswax which seals the paint and gives it a nice shine. I also added a coat of olive oil the wood. Done!

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Once you’ve done this DIY you’ll search out other thrift store finds to update. I started painting wooden bowls then using Mod Podge to seal the paint instead of beeswax.

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These $1 teak napkin rings are looking pretty darn awesome with the addition of a turquoise trim on the outside.

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So get out to your local thrift store and find something to relove. Then either keep your project or pass on the crafty goodness. Sharing IS caring.

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