I don’t know about any of you but I always have a list to things I am looking for each time I walk into a thrift store. Of course I walk into a thrift store about two times a week.
But this was never on my list.
As you can see I only paid $10.95 for my purchase. I was a bit confused about the “as is” written on the tag. Isn’t every thing at a thrift store “as is”.
But what is it you ask?
If you guessed trash compactor you are correct. But why do I need an “as is” trash compactor? Well I don’t need the “whole” compactor, just part of it. So it didn’t need to work.
If you are a long time reader of my blog you may remember my post where I transformed this brand new white compactor.
It went from white to black and stainless steel.
Here is my original post on changing the look of the trash compactor if you want to check it out. The stainless steel is a film I applied and then I painted all of the plastic parts black. It all worked very well except the step on lever that opens up the compactor. It didn’t take long before the paint started to wear off. Yuck! The black replacement part was over $60 plus shipping and I just kept putting off ordering the piece even though it was looking pretty shabby and not in a good way.
So when I spied this baby at Goodwill I was thrilled. I did have to buy the whole compactor but we will be taking the rest of it to be recycled.
My hubby had the compactor apart before I could get a picture. But this photo of the “drawer” shows the part I was after.
Once I had the black step level in my hot little hand hubby took our compactor apart. Since it was already apart I decided to paint the inside cover black as well.
That looks 100 times better.
I know that it is only a small change but the scratched paint really bothered me.
You can really see the difference in the before and after shot. One more project crossed off of my to do list with the help of Goodwill.
What is on your thrift store shopping list?Thanks so much for reading,
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