Before & After: 3 Thrift Store Finds Get a Facelift

published May 11, 2015
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More often than not, all you need to take a beat-up bureau, discarded desk, or tired trunk from shabby to chic is a few dollars and a dream. We partnered with Liberty Hardware to give three thrift store finds a DIY furniture facelift using their new collection of fun and modern furniture hardware and accessory pieces sold exclusively at The Home Depot. Here’s how a little TLC went a long way for these three thrifted gems:

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1. The Turquoise Trunk

While a new coat of paint alone could have transformed this lonely chest, the addition of decorative hardware accents brought the whole look together. Faux campaign style hardware and a decorative keyhole added some interest to the front and new legs in brushed nickel were chosen to match. Modern contact paper adds an opening surprise on the underside of the lid.

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2. The Instant Bar Cart

Turning a stationary side table like this one into a bar cart is a snap. Saw off the legs, replace them with fun casters and install a long cabinet handle horizontally on one or both sides, or dress it up with a fun colorful knob. Now your booze can move!

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3. The Designer Dresser

To transform a drab dresser, use wood filler before painting to cover up any old hardware holes. Then, after you’ve finished painting with your base color, select from many of Liberty’s modern project stencils to give your dresser a customized look. Adding Liberty’s new skeleton key drawer pulls, designed by DIY bloggers John and Sherry Petersik from Young House Love, made this dresser pretty darn adorable.

This new line of products offers a variety of project starters including furniture legs, casters, unique modern and vintage replica hardware, as well as modern designed drawer liners and stencils. Shop the full program in select Home Depot stores across the US or online.