I'm sharing my favorite Thrifty Projects For Your Home from the Thrift Store Decor Team.
Although I may refer to them as thrift store projects, some of the decor items I transform could be given to me by friends and family or even found on the side of the road free of charge.
In no particular order, here are my favorites from this past year.
Fixing Damaged Furniture
Some of the best deals at a thrift store may have minor damage that needs to be repaired. Are you a curb shopper? Furniture items left out in the weather may need some extra TLC. Take a quick look and evaluate the situation before you throw it into your vehicle. But, remember this. If you get it home and it's not worth your time and money, you can set it out to the curb.
Old Church Pew In Need Of TLC
After many years of neglect (in storage), this old church pew needed repairs and a new finish. Did she paint it? Hop over to see the answer to that question.
Refurbished Chest-You Won't Believe The End Result
This old gal was a victim of a bored puppy dog. The entire bottom and a corner on the top were destroyed. You don't have to be a master woodworker to rescue and breathe life into a damaged piece of furniture.
Curbside Coffee Table
This coffee table was found on the side of the road. Although it suffered no real damage in its former home, it needed some heavy cleaning and preparation for painting. You can't beat free furniture when you're after thrifty projects for your home.
Easy Thrifty Projects For Your Home
Isn't it funny how people donate something just because they tire of it or it no longer matches their decor? I suppose I'm guilty of that, are you? I hope to encourage you to think outside the box and reconsider your decor, as well as a good deal at the thrift store.
Small Letter-Holder Key Rack
A small letter-holder key rack is perfect for a nook in your home or office to help you stay organized. Don't pass it by just because it may be outdated or doesn't match your decor. A good bargain could be your next project!
Vintage Jewelry and Picture Frame
Sue from Shop at Blu made lovely Framed Vintage Jewelry decor pieces. Think about holiday and Christmas decor ideas.
Thrift Store Chair Upcycle
I picked up two ladder-back chairs at the thrift store for a steal. Orphan, seatless chairs make the best garden planters or shelves. Would you have walked on by?
Just Add Paint
Occasionally, you may find the perfect deal at the secondhand store because someone didn't like the color. These items are some of my favorite thrifty projects for your home that need a fresh coat of paint.
Rattan Wicker Trunk
An easy thrift store makeover often needs to be cleaned and painted. This rattan wicker chest perfectly shows how fresh something can look with just paint.
Easy Mirror Makeover
Old mirrors are easy to come by at your local thrift store. They make great thrifty projects for your home with a lot of bang for your buck. Maryann from Domestically Speaking will show you how simple it is to give an old mirror a new look.
Budget-Friendly Thrift Store Makeover
Painting thrift store projects is one of the most budget-friendly options to update your decor. You may even choose to paint the decor you already have, as Christy from My Southern Home did on a set of similar bookends.
More Than Just Paint
This could also be called paint and more. It's when you want to level up your thrift store project with an embellishment. Perhaps it might be a stencil, a transfer, or adding texture.
Wooden Magazine Holder
This vintage wooden magazine holder was a great deal for only $6. Sometimes, paint isn't enough, and you might want to embellish your new find to fit your decor and personal taste.
Vintage Suitcase Makeover
Talk about thrifty projects for your home. Carlene picked up a beat-up vintage suitcase for $2. Indeed, you would have done the same, right? Be sure to hop over and see all the details on one of my favorite thrift store projects from Organized Clutter.
Plain Glass Vase Makeover
Kristen from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia used paint and items you already have in your kitchen to add texture to a clear glass vase.
Painted Wooden Box Planter
Kathy from Petticoat Junktion says, "You might not like the fact that I painted cedar." However, she mentions that the box didn't sell in her booth "as is." I love how her wooden box planter turned out, don't you?
Coastal Candle Holders
In the paint and more category of my favorite thrift store projects is this easy project from Sarah at Sadie Seasongoods. Whoever thought boring wooden pillar candle holders could look so cheerful?
Holiday Favorite Thrift Store Projects
My best advice is to keep your favorite holidays in mind all year as you browse your local shops. What might be usable for St. Patrick's Day, Valentine's Day or the 4th of July may be worth storing until you're ready to do the magic makeover.
Child's Bouncy Horse
Why would someone throw out such a fabulous bouncy horse? I don't know, but I couldn't scoop it up fast enough! I've wanted to make a Christmas Carousel Horse Decoration for years.
Winter Wonderland Cloche
Isn't this former cheese dome Christmas Cloche adorable? You will be surprised what Pam from House of Hawthornes used for the petite feet!
So, there you have it—my favorite thrifty projects for your home from last year. There are many more ideas from The Thrift Store Decor Team in the thumbnail images below. Click on the ones that interest you to check them out.
- Domestically Speaking Unique Thrift Store Projects
- Petticoat Junktion Updated and Repurposed Thrift Store Finds
- Sadie Seasongoods Thrift Store Crafts and Upcycle Ideas
- House Of Hawthornes Clever Upcycling Ideas For Your Thrift Store Treasures
- Shop At Blu A Year of Thrift Store Decor
- Our Southern Home Thrift Store Decor DIY Makeovers for the Home
- My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia Creative Thrift Store Makeovers
- Organized Clutter Over 100 Upcycling And Repurposing Ideas
- My Repurposed Life Thrifty Projects For Your Home You are here, thank you.
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.