This post is sponsored by Groupon Coupons. The thoughts and opinions below are entirely my own.
When we purchased our first home, there were several pieces of furniture that we needed to purchase to furnish each room. The cost adds up – especially when the garage door and refrigerator break within the first week of homeownership! I found some thrifty ways to furnish our home. I’ll let you in on a little secret, too. I like my upcycled garage sale furniture more than any store bought items I could have purchased for our living room! The fun thing about upcycling is customizing items to your unique color and style preferences.
Hubster and I discovered our end tables at local garage sales for under $10 total. When I’m thrifting for furniture, the only requirement is that the item is structurally sound. The trick is looking past the exterior and imagining what you can create with it! Since we typically select undesirable items, we can get great deals.
Do you get a thrill when you score a great deal? I love that feeling. I used Groupon Coupons to shop Home Depot for the products I needed to upcycle my new garage sale furniture. Home Depot has some awesome deals on Groupon Coupons and I saved on sandpaper, spray paint and clear coat.
First, sand the furniture to remove any lacquer and prepare the surface for new paint. Wipe with a tack cloth to remove dust. Spray the furniture with your color of choice. I chose an off-white to fit with our rustic gray, off-white and teal living room decor. When it dries, spray a second coat for complete coverage. I also finished with a clear coat to seal it and make it easier to clean.
My fabulous mother-in-law found this electric fireplace at a garage sale for us. I was thrilled with the small size, as it was perfect for our space. The color? Not so much.
I sanded, spray painted and distressed it to match the end tables. Look at that detail! We love our upcycled living room furniture.
The best part of saving extra money? I get to go thrifting for more fun things! What would you like to upcycle for your home?