Happy National Thrift Shop Day! In honor of this day I'm going to share a special thrift flip that graced my apartment for
Thrifting is near and dear to my heart. As soon as I got my first job in high school you could find me thrifting my heart away with my extra cash. Thrifting has been a creative outlet for me and I love the challenge of giving something a new life, while never sacrificing style.
Fall of 2018 I found these chairs at a local thrift store in Long Beach for less than $20 each. I was drawn to their shape and could tell they had potential, they just needed a little love.
For their second life, I transformed them with white spray paint and a new seat cushion, pink of course. I ordered the fabric from the showroom my design firm shopped at and had our reupholster make the cushion for me. So technically I just DIY'd the paint and had the cushion professionally made, which I always recommend, unless you can sew.
I utilized old plastic shopping bags to wrap the chair and save the wicker from getting spray paint on it. This seemed like a cheap and sustainable way to protect the chair, but to be honest it was a huge pain. For the second chair I ended up covering it in a trash bag instead of cutting up and piecing together plastic shopping bags.
These chairs were just what I needed to complete my living room and they paired so well with my green sofa. If you find yourself thrifting soon, don't pass up the furniture section, you never know what treasures you might find.
Thanks for stopping by my blog, I hope this inspires you to shop second hand and test your creativity.