I picked up another shelf from the thrift store recently, I think it was around $4-5? If you follow me on Snapchat, I always show what I come home from the thrift store with, but I forgot this price, so dont yell at me if I am mistaken and you have Snapchat proof!
So, the before:
I assume it is meant as a record stand given the racks, but, I already have an awesome record stand from my last thrift store shelf, so thought it would be perfect for magazines and some plants. Like my last shelf makeover, I simply went with spray paint. The metal was not rusted so much that I needed a rust reformer (or maybe I was being lazy) but all I used for each piece was primer and spray paint mix.
For the wood, I went with a glossy white. The metal, I wanted a shiny copper/rose gold look and used this one. (Thanks Molly for the rec!)
Again, I use my husband as the final opinion. He hated it when I brought it in (as usual, like wtf when will he give me a chance? ;) and now he loves it (I put it in the bathroom to hold all his Phoenix Home & Garden magazines, haha, true story, but bathroom has terrible lighting so no photo of it)
Something I look for in a thrift store makeover for these little pieces is I carefully check if it can easily be taken apart, this only had a couple screws and was simple to take apart so I could spray paint the pieces different colors without adding a ton of painter's tape.