We have a really nice Good Will thrift store near us. I can usually stop by and find some treasures for really good prices! I recently found a sturdy desk for $5 and a queen size head board for $5 also.Nice and sturdy desk, but needs a little work!
The desk is very sturdy, but was a little beat up on the outside. I used some Elmer’s wood filler to fill some of the scratches and holes. Then I used two coats of primer and two coats of paint. I recommend Zinsser primer.
For the head board I had to use a spray paint primer and paint in order to get all the lattice work parts evenly. Then I used regular latex paint for the smooth parts of the head board.
I used paint and primer I already had so all in all these two projects cost $10 total! Not bad!
About Jamie Hinckley
I am a mom of three crazy boys! We love life, play hard, and ALWAYS get messy! Life is busy and full of fun, jumping, crashing, skinned knees, rough housing, torn jeans, scratches, but most of all LOVE. Yes, life is crazy. Actually its completely nuts, but I wouldn't change a thing! We love life and can't wait for our next adventure... and one day, possibly a little girl! Haha!