Decorating your home shouldn’t have to cost a fortune. These 3 thrift store upcycles are the perfect example of decorating your home beautifully on a budget!
Hello friends! Today I am sharing THREE small thrift store upcycles.
But first! Let me say a huge congrats to Robyn W. for winning my latest giveaway! I’ll be doing another soon so stay tuned. :)
These 3 were all so simple that I thought it might be fun to just share them all at once.
If you follow along on Instagram, you probably saw my sneak peek about them this past weekend.
And as you can see, one of them is from the most recent haul, so that’s one more down, 4 to go…yippee!
Included in my 3 thrift store upcycles today is the small sign there from the haul.
If you missed the thrift shopping trip I took you on when I found these, you can see it >>> here.
If you missed any of those makeovers, you can see them right here:
- Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread Sign/Tray
- $3 Wood Bowl Makeover with Paint & Tile
- $8 Ladder Back Chair Makeover (simple wood update!)
- Basket Makeover For Spring (with water based stain)
- Have Courage and Be Kind Table Makeover
- Give The Look Of Patina Gold With Paint
AND…it’s also Trash To Treasure Transformation Tuesday!
New around here?? Well, every second Tuesday of the month, my friends and I get together and share our “trash” turned treasure.
So be sure to read all the way to the bottom so you won’t miss seeing their treasures too.
3 Thrift Store Upcycles
Here are the links to the products I used for these makeovers…
The first one is this brass/metal tray I found for a couple of dollars a week ago. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it.
So if you found this and loved it as-is, win! But I decided to give it a little makeover.
I gave it one heavy coat of the Serenity Blue (linked above) and let it mostly dry.
Then I used a damp paper towel to wipe away the paint on the raised areas.
That brought all those features out that were easily missed before.
Once that was done, I sealed it up with one coat of poly. (linked above)
There is also a hanger on the back so it can be hung on the wall too.
Next up, this…
A little (a lot!) worse for wear. There was just no fixing this. So I decided to paint it and repurpose it from “cookies” to “treats” for Ryder.
I began this one by spray painting it first with oil rubbed bronze spray paint.
Then I used the Linen White Chalked Paint to go over the top. I did two coats.
Then I sanded all the way around the distress. I wanted to bring that oil rubbed bronze back through.
And thankfully the engraved “cookies” was fairly shallow so it was easily covered with paint.
I made this vinyl “stencil” using my Silhouette Cameo.
I taped around it to protect the white paint.
Then I used a small foam roller to apply the black for the letters.
I already have a treat jar for Ryder here so I am going to take this one to the beach house.
Those “cookies” are indeed dog treats. Have to be careful around here!! haha
Ryder patiently waiting for me to throw him the treat in my left hand! lol (he’s not taking his eyes off)
Not a thing wrong with this one either.
Except, yes, I love fall, but I much prefer spring. ;)
So this one got a spring makeover.
I started by taping it up to protect the frame and spraying it white.
I did have to sand the lettering down a bit so it wouldn’t show through. It was only very minutely raised but it didn’t cover evenly after the first coat.
But after sanding it a bit, it was smooth and good as new.
Fresh and bright, ready for spring.
I created this spring printable for it and cut it out on my Silhouette Cameo.
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I applied the transfer tape to the vinyl letters and then transferred them to my board.
Easy way to make a sign.
But if you don’t have a Silhouette Cameo, you can visit this post to read about all the other ways I like to transfer graphics. (no machine required) >>> How To Transfer Graphics
I took down all our “winter decor” this past weekend so I am all in for spring. I really enjoyed it but it was nice to see it go!
That’s it. Three brand “new” thrift store upcycles.
I paid less than 7 dollars for all three. Bargain…and a great way to decorate your home on a budget.
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But wait! Don’t go yet. Hop on over and check out these awesome trash to treasure makeovers. (links below)
Want to see even more trash to treasure makeovers?? >>> Trash To Treasure Transformations Archive
I hope you enjoyed all of these makeovers today! Lots can be done with all that “trash” out there. It doesn’t need to go to the landfill. So much usefulness yet.
Maybe it just needs a little paint … or love. :)
OH and if you do follow along on Instagram already, you might have seen my story about our newest project … also in the master bedroom. :) I am SO excited about it and can’t wait to share more with y’all. If you don’t follow along yet, be sure to as I’ll be sharing it in my stories as we DIY it!
I’ll see you back here on Thursday… I think with that kitchen sign I asked you guys about.
UPDATE!! See it now, here!
Have a wonderful week,
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