Today is Part 2 of my “5 Steps to Restoring Thrift Store Items” series. This is a five-part video series to share tips for restoring thrift store items at home. Throughout the post, I’ll share all about A Maker’s Studio products.
Restoring Thrift Store Items Video Series
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The Launch of A Maker’s Studio
This past weekend, I spent 2 1/2 days at the launch of A Maker’s Studio. The event was amazing. I felt loved on, cared for, and spoiled the whole time, which made
Restoring Thrift Store Items
Now that I’ve shared a little bit about the event with you, let’s move onto our second step in restoring thrift store items; like vases, trays and or pumpkins (cause it is that time of the year). After cleaning them up, it’s time to paint them.
When restoring your thrift store finds, it’s important to find good quality paints and brushes. A Maker’s Studio carries a paint, made just for restoring vintage items, called Rescue and Restore Paint. It comes in a variety of colors, which you can find here.
Once your items have been cleaned with an A Maker’s Studio Furniture Cleaner and a lint-free cloth, they then can be painted.
A Maker’s Studio Products for Thrift Store Restorations
What I love about the Rescue and Restore paint, is that it can be used on any surface without prepping by sanding. A Maker’s Studio Furniture Cleaner is the only preparation needed. Thankfully, this product allows you to paint wood or ceramics, as I do in my video series below, as well as leather, fabric, glass, metal, etc.
Just look at these adorable onesies that were painted by soaking in a combination of water and paint, a
The Rescue and Restore paint can also be used with A Maker’s Studio Adhesive Stencils. This table was painted in Rescue and Restore Paint Blessed and then a stencil was applied to the bottom shelf. The mesh stencil that I used is the Floor Tile Clubs and can be purchased here. I used the used the paint color, Gathered, for the stencils.
As you can see, there are so many options available with A Maker’s Studio products. I highly recommend them for their quality and performance in the restorations process.
Did you like this post? Stay tuned for Part 3 of my “5 Steps to Restoring Thrift Store Items” coming soon!
Watch the video tutorial
If you’d like to watch my video, you can visit my YouTube channel; Cynthia Nessel – Create with Cynthia. Click here to watch this video on YouTube.
Thanks for following along! I look forward to seeing what projects you’re working on. If you have a project to share, you can post it on Instagram or Facebook and use the hashtag #CreatewithCynthia to share them with me.