I’m so excited it’s thrift store time again and that I can share this Farmhouse Craft Organizer with you. After months of no thrift store shopping, I’m thrilled that thrift stores are open! This month I made over a cute wooden organizer and gave it some farmhouse appeal.
Here’s what I started with. It is very sturdy and heavy, definitely a quality piece, so I figured I could bring it back to life.
I started by giving the wooden organizer a good cleaning. I decided to use milk paint on it, so no need to sand.
Storage Makeover Supply List
- thrift store wooden storage piece
- baby wipes or spray cleaner
- milk paint (I used this color)
- chippy paint brushes
How to Milk Paint
Using milk paint is so easy. It’s similar to how you use chalk paint. Milk paint is thinner though, so you will most likely need two coats.
Here is how it looked after the first coat. If you want to see that much wood grain, then you’d stop here. I wanted only a little wood grain to show through, so I gave it a second coat of the milk paint.
I love how the wood knob pops now! I left the indention details with the wood, giving it a cute striped look, with no extra work.
I changed out the dowel to a round, smaller size. The original piece came with a square, wooden bar, but it didn’t work for my twine.
Now make sure to check out what the rest of the thrift store team has made over this month.
Farmhouse Craft Organizer Domestically Speaking
Old Birdhouse Makeover Petticoat Junktion
Horse Statue Makeover Our Southern Home
Bumble Bee Inspired Makeover House of Hawthornes
American Flag Decor in Buffalo Plaid Sadie Seasongoods
Thrift Store Doll Rocking Chair Makeover My Repurposed Life