I love Yard Sales! In fact, if you missed my Yard Sale Tips, you might want to check them out. My neighbor and her cute friend decided to have a yard sale, and since my neighbor rocks, she decided to let me look through their items for sale before the yard sale. What a fun neighbor, huh!?!? Thanks Reagan!
Well, I found this bad boy in their yard sale pile, and I instantly saw potential. An item like this is called a “Hall Tree.” It is intended for a hallway and its purpose is to hang coats/items on.
Here is the before picture: Please disregard all the CRAP in my garage.
The main thing I didn’t like was this amazing (sense the sarcasm) SEASHELL carving in the top. Don’t ya love all the furniture with shells carved in them from the early 90’s? Don’t worry, I had a master plan. Something like this shell carving can be covered up VERY easily, and I loved the shape of the top moulding.
I bought some wood putty and filled that seashell right in. I let it dry completely overnight, and then sanded it with 220 grit sand paper to make it nice and smooth. (I used my husband’s electric sander).
As you can see in the picture above, I removed the mirror to paint this project. It is MUCH easier to spend the time to remove a mirror before you paint the frame of the furniture. All I did was remove the staples from the back and unscrewed the mirror clips.
I then painted the bad boy with KILZ primer (my favorite primer). Then I sanded a bit with 220 grit sand paper to make sure it was nice and smooth, and then I painted it with Krylon White spray paint (my favorite brand of spray paint).
I’m not going to lie, peeps, I LOVE IT. It turned out so darling. It was very cheap, and very easy to customize this yard sale hall tree.
The birdie/tree branch etching on the mirror was cut with my Silhouette machine using their etched glass vinyl. It is completely removable, but it just adds charm and character.
I sprayed the hardware with Rustoleum “dark bronze” hammered spray paint to give them an updated look.
Not bad for a piece of furniture from a YARD SALE, eh?