Palm Springs Thrift Store Treasure Hunting
Last month we took a trip to local Palm Springs consignment shops & thrift stores in search of unique pieces for our home. We’ve been playing with the idea of mixing a little old with a little new. After all, that pretty much sums up Palm Springs in a nutshell. It’s midcentury meets modern. While we purchased a lot of our furniture pieces at stores & online stores like World Market, Wayfair, Home Goods & Amazon, we wanted to save money on our larger pieces & throw a little DIY into the mix.
After browsing through a few local shops in Palm Springs, we stumbled upon a thrift store called Revivals. Like most thrift stores, this place was filled with electronics, books, art, furniture, jewelry & more. Sitting in the corner of the store, stood a faux beige bamboo dresser that caught my eye. It looked original, felt sturdy & the structure/frame was in great shape. The only thing was the awful color. I stood in front of it for a few minutes attempting to envision what it would look like in various shades & thought white & gold would do just the trick.
I attempted to walk around the store a little more, as to not make an impulse decision, and to my luck I found a matching headboard! It was in great shape, but again, the color was awful. Price would be the determining factor in my decision to take it home.
Here’s the best part…
The dresser was $30.00 & the headboard was $10.00! SOLD!
The first thing we did was clean the headboard & dresser well by scrubbing it with a diluted solution of household sudsy ammonia in water. We used a sponge for the flat areas of the headboard & a tooth brush to get into the tighter spaces. We rinsed it well & let it dry completely.
Later we placed down sheets of paper under the furniture & covered the walls as to avoid getting any paint everywhere. We wiped the headboard & dresser with a damp towel to remove all traces of dust & let it dry again.
Once dry, we taped over the buckles & spray painted the dresser & headboard with a coat of White Primer+Paint. We let it dry & added two additional coats. Once dry, we spay painted the buckles gold with two coats & let it dry completely.
The job was done in two days & with about 4 hours of work all together.
While we are nowhere near finished with decorating & furnishing, we couldn’t be more happier with the outcome. On to the next project. Thanks for visiting our post. Please leave us your thoughts & comments in the link below. We’d love to hear from you! Also, if you like the look, you can shop the post below. I’ve added in a few products from some of our favorite affiliate partners + all at a great price!