This thrift store home décor idea will get you creating on-trend budget-friendly items for every room in your home.
While shopping at Goodwill, I was drawn to this little box because of the elephant latch. I have always been told an elephant with its trunk up is good luck and I will take all the luck I can get. The end result is a thrift store home décor idea I just had to share.
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Items I used to upcycle my thrift store find:
- Small Box
- Caviar Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Gold Digger Dixie Belle Moonshine Metallics
- Small Paint Brush
- Large Paint Brush
- Satin Clear Coat
Can you believe I scooped up this piece for $2 at Goodwill? It was okay as is, but I wanted to clean it up and change the look at bit.
To start, I prepped the piece. It needed to be cleaned badly. Just look at all the dust and hair in the bottom.
I used a small wash towel and gentle cleanser to remove all of the dirt and grim so the surface would be ready for paint.
For the inside of the box, I used Gold Digger Moonshine Metallics by Dixie Belle Chalk Paint.
I could quickly tell I was going to need to do two coats.
PRO TIP: Start with a small paint brush to get into all of the nooks and crannies. Then, switch to a larger brush to cover the larger surface.
For the outside of the box, I used Dixie Belle Chalk Paint in the color Caviar.
I love the flat black look the color Caviar gives!
I covered the entire surface with the black paint and then added the Gold Digger color to the elephant head. Once dry, you’ll want to seal this type of project with a flat clear coat to protect the new paint you just applied.
Here’s the finished product! Not bad for $2 and some paint!!
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