I’m a member of a great group of bloggers that share our Thrift Store Décor Makeovers monthly. I love being part of the group because it forces me to do smaller easy projects that I don’t normally do. We’re getting together this month to share our projects from 2016. Maybe you’ve seen them all, but perhaps you’ve missed one here or there.
We’ll start with February (my first month) and go in order.
In February I put my own spin on this cute washboard. I actually ended up donating this project to a local cause for a silent auction.
I suppose we all have our favorite projects, and of the bunch this may be my least favorite. I took it to Glendale 2016 and it found a very happy buyer, so even a repurposed silverware box can find a happy, new home. Whoa! Have you ever taken one of these babies apart? Not an easy task!
Do you have a stash of old frames like I do? This artwork chalkboard tutorial has some great tips and tidbits for changing old frames to chalkboards.
Because I do so many projects, I end up with a lot of scrap wood pieces—some of which I used to make a handy small jewelry display shelf. I had a free table I had dismantled, but the skirt of the table was so pretty—even though it was MDF.
Here’s another frame from my stash! This cheap plastic frame was a quick makeover, and I hope that you don’t pass up a good deal on something like this at the thrift store!
Some cheap thrift store items just need a little TLC like this magnetic chalkboard hook shelf. I mean seriously, this is perfect. It’s a magnet board, a chalkboard, with a small shelf AND hooks! But who wants to hang it in their home looking like this, even if it is only $3.00?
Remember this picture from February? That little green home interiors artwork caught my eye because of the fun shape. It was a plastic frame, but when you use diy chalky paint primer, that’s not a problem. I wonder why I waited so long to do this fun chalkboard menu board.
This little side table wasn’t a thrift store find, it was actually free from a vacant house down the street. FREE is good, right? I bet you know someone with a sad little side table, right?
Sometimes when I buy something I know what I’m going to do with it as in the case of this u-cover-it ugly foot stool. John is one of my favorite vendors at Vendors’ Village where I have a booth. I’ve picked up a lot of his u-fix-it items. It was a great deal at only $5.99.
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Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.