Thrifting Find: To Paint or not to Paint?

May 1, 2013 — 2 Comments

For the past few months I’ve been doing research for my ‘Thrift Shops of Indianapolis’ series for (you can read my past articles here). And since my research involves a lot of shopping I’ve been trying my hardest not to buy a ton of stuff, but you know self-control only goes so far. Last weekend I spotted this utility cart for only $15 and I had to bring it home.

This corner of my living room has been a spot of contention for me previously. Here is the before:

It was just an IKEA Lack table I got for $7.99 with a basket from Target underneath. It served it’s purpose for the last 12 or so months, but I never liked it there. This room was getting a little IKEAish what with the couches, rug, and this table it was like an IKEA showroom. So when I saw the utility cart I thought it might fit the space better (it’s longer and taller) plus it is unique and it was cheap – perfect!

I love it! When I purchased it I thought of spray painting the green shelves because as you can see in the last few pictures the top is really rusty. But I decided to at least live with it for a few days or weeks and see if I like it as is.

What do you think, leave it or spray paint it? If I did spray paint it, what color? I was thinking yellow for some reason even though there isn’t a whole lot of yellow in this room. I’ll keep you updated!


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I'm a single female homeowner who loves all things interior decorating. Especially if it involves thrifting.

2 responses to Thrifting Find: To Paint or not to Paint?

  1. I’d paint it yellow. I think that’s a wonderful punch of color for the room.

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