Today is Part 1 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. I will also be sharing all about A Maker’s Studio products.
Restoring thrift store items can be so rewarding.
As you know, I am a Maker Boss for A Maker’s Studio and carry all of their products on my website. You can visit my shop to see more of their products. Last month was the Launch of a Maker’s Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, which you can all about here.
Thrift store shopping can be fun.
I was driving into my exercise class to meet my bestie Annie and after class decided to run over to Saver’s, the Thrift Store in my town. Annie and I work out each week and HeartCore is our favorite place to exercise. HeartCore Studio is a women owned business and teaches the LaGree method. On my drive into town on this particular day, I had the idea of the blog post. “Restoring Thrift Store Items in Five Steps.”
The cost at Saver’s was about $33 and for the amount of things I got, a pretty good deal.
If you’ve been following along and would like to use some of the A Maker’s Studio products used here, you can visit click here to find them.
In Part 1 of the Restoring Thrift Store Items series today, I will be preparing my items to be redecorated.
Let’s get started…
To start, I like to use A Maker’s Studio Furniture Cleaner and a lint free rag to clean my pieces.
This cleaner helps to remove any extra dirt or wax that may be on your thrift pieces. Use a lint free cloth and a generous amount of cleaner. Wipe all of the parts and crevices until clean. Let sit for a couple minutes to dry. Now you are ready to paint.
Tomorrow, I’ll share with you the Part 2 of my “5 Steps to Restoring Thrift Store Items.”
Watch the video tutorial
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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.