20 DIY Thrifty Makeovers (Repurposed Items)

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I have such a fun post for  you all today. One of my …well, two actually…favorite things. 

Thriftiness and repurposing…and DIY.
Ok that would be three of my favorite things. ;)

I’ve put together a round up of 20 DIY Thrifty Makeovers…that are all repurposed items. 
I love making over thrifty finds….but I think I love “repurposing” old thrifty items even more!

It’s such fun to take something and use it for something other than what it was intended. 

I’ve included some of my own “repurposes” and the rest are creations and makeovers from a few of my blogger friends.
They are super creative and I just know you will love what they’ve done.

I hope these inspire you to “think outside of the box” and maybe make you look twice at an old item and see it in a whole new light.

Enjoy!

20 DIY Thrifty Makeovers - 'Repurposed' - artsychicksrule.com

(be sure to click the highlighted links to see the full post on each below)

**ALSO…I am sharing these other blogger’s repurposed items here but if you’d like to pin these photos to your boards, please be sure to click the link to the actual post and pin from there. 
Thank you! :)

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Bi-fold doors turned “Shutters” (they are each side of my french door and “act” as shutters)

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Thrift Store Dresser Turned “Coffee Bar”  – much loved and much used in this house!

Coffee Bar Station (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint) with Shelves

 

Goodwill Mirror turned Chalkboard…. I am always a sucker for a chalkboard!
Christy @ Our Southern Home

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Old thrift store framed print turned chalkboard….. (yep, I painted right onto the glass!)

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TV turned Dog House… how cute and creative is this?
Shanna @ Restoration Redoux

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Thrift store chargers turned inexpensive beaded mirrors
Chargers from the thrift store, mirrors from the craft store…and some beads. Easy!

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CD Tower turned Shelf…Who hasn’t come across these old racks 1 or 2 (or 50!) times??
Jeanette @ Snazzy Little Things

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Old tin cans turned “vintage” vase...
Soup cans turned “vintage” holders for flowers, pencils, paintbrushes, make up brushes, etc.

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Old hardware organizer turned fancy organizer… for jewelry keys or anything!
Jen @ Girl in the Garage

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Upcycled Beverage Station… how great is this? Love it all!
Christy @ Our Southern Home

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Bi-fold door to room divider ….Love the color and the new use!
Wendi @ H2O Bungalow

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Old drawer to mini bookcase …..adding tiny legs to this old drawer was so smart!
Christy @ Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer

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Plastic Water Bottles to Vases ….who would have thought??? So great!
Kathy @ Petticoat Junktion

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From chandelier rings…to wall art! ….I’m also a sucker for cheap wall art (that doesn’t look cheap!!)
Jeanette @ Country Design Style

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One set of twin sheets….3 ways…love this!! Right up my alley here.
Meegan @ What Meegan Makes

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Napkin Ring Holders ….as Curtain “tie-backs” 
The possibilities are endless!

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Old fence pickets to pretty tray … Perfect coastal decor..on a budget!
Christy @ Confessions of a Serial Do It Yourselfer

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Old crate to farmhouse chic table…So creative…farmhouse chic is the perfect way to describe this.
Jen @ Girl in the Garage

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Cabinet door to organizer… Another fabulous repurpose!!
Christy @ Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer

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Old tool box …repurposed …So many uses!
Christy @ Our Southern Home

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I hope you enjoyed these awesome repurposed makeovers. Aren’t they so creative? 
Be sure to visit my friends and see the full details on each of them.

I hope you all have a great weekend!!

I’ll be back next week with a new sign…and a new thrifty makeover—> my “Frenchy  little cabinet”. 
I can’t wait to share it with you!
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen a bit of it already. ;) 
See you next week! 

xo

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21 Comments

  1. Love everything you included in this round-up! Thanks so much for including my bi-fold door turned room divider project. Seriously, I look at all of these projects and I want to hit the garage sales and thrift stores and start creating!

    1. Thanks Wendi!! I know, right? Me too!! It’s been too long since I’ve been out on the hunt!! ;)
      xo
      Nancy

  2. Nancy, Fun collection and very out of the box! I’m so proud to be included in this creative group! Thanks for sharing my leftover chandelier ring art! I’m going to yard sales and thrift stores this weekend! {In our big car!} ~Jeanette

    1. Thank you! So happy to have your fun project included too!! Find great stuff ….. and yes take the big car!!! ;)

      Nancy

    1. Thanks Marie! I know…me too!! ;) It’s been too long since I’ve been and I love the “hunt” !! :)
      Have a great weekend!!!
      Nancy

  3. I’m new to this site, but am thoroughly enjoying all the ways to convert ‘ old to new’ again.
    In this one I love the ‘ soup cans ‘ and will definitely be giving this one a go.
    Thanks, Jean

    1. Hi Jean,
      Thanks so much!
      The soup cans are so much fun…and the possibilities are endless really! Twine, rope, paint, decals, medallions, decoupage etc
      Nancy

  4. I enjoy your site so much ?. I’d like to have my own but I’m not good with computers and don’t know how any of the set up starts. I wouldn’t know how to begin. But I like to do crafts and have a few of my own that I would like to share if you wanted to put them in your site so people needing cheap ideas (like me). Or don’t want to load the land fills with junk so they think re purposing an item makes more sense.

    Either way if you would like any photos I have a few. You’re pretty inspiring with the ideas you’ve come up with

    Thanks again for making your site,
    Jean

    1. Hi Jean! That’s so great! And I’m so glad you enjoy my blog. :) You can send them to me at my email artsychicksrule {@} gmail . com. I have many places I could share them with readers (FB, Instagram, etc). Plus, I’d love to see your ideas and makeovers too! :)

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