It had paint splatters combined with dirt and grime all over it. NASTY.
To clean it, I used:
- Dawn and water-cuts through the grime really well
- Bug Spray-who knows where this piece had been stored
- Disinfectant Spray-I left this to sit for a while before wiping it off
- Putty Scraper-scraped away the paint splatters
- Microfiber Cloth
- Sand Paper
After cleaning it, which took a while, I managed to get it looking like this. Much better! I sanded it down a little before painting.
Materials Used for Makeover of Thrift Store Find Standing Shelf
- 3 Parts Latex Paint
- 1 Part Plaster of Paris
- Paint Brush
- Spray Sealer
Mix Plaster of Paris with water until you have a smooth consistency. Add in paint and stir until it’s well blended. I used two coats of chalk paint to make sure I had smooth coverage.