Hi friends! Do you love saving money like I do? Do you love having new things for your home like I do also? Those two things don’t usually go hand in hand, but today I’m going to share 13 thrifty makeovers that satisfied both! These are all my own projects and some go way back! 🙂
Let’s start with this sad little cabinet I picked up for $5 at the thrift store:
With a little paint in a fun pattern, and some chicken wire, it got a fresh new look!
How about this very hotel-esque picture I picked up from a yard sale for $5?
I turned it into the perfect addition to my Mom’s French Country Bathroom:
This $2 thrift store tea pot was super cute as is:
But it made an even cuter garden feature!
This little headboard was $15 at my favorite thrift store. It came with the footboard also, but that is still sitting in my garage.
I turned it into a sweet place to hang your coat, your hat, your kid’s backpacks or whatever else you feel inspired to hang:
How many of these little shelves have you passed up? This was $1 at a yard sale:
I felt compelled to bring this particular one home. I added a chalkboard and some paint and now it’s a fun piece that hangs in my boys’ bathroom (hence the message):
This little cheap plastic garbage can…
…was the perfect candidate for this Ballard-inspired wastebasket:
This next find was $5 at an estate sale. I’m sot sure what I liked about this at the time:
But I was able to give it a whole new look with a little paint and jute twine:
This odd shelf was a $5 find and was dusty and neglected, and had a weird shelf in the middle that was no longer functional:
I wacked out the shelf and replaced it with a plain one, and added a piece of beadboard to the back. And of course, a little paint goes a long way:
This next little find is a favorite. I found this at my favorite thrift store for a couple of dollars:
And after a small fail, it turned out pretty cute:
Ooh la la!
How about a wreath redo? I buy all my wreaths at thrift stores. If you look closely, this wreath was only 75¢:
I buy them out of season to get even better deals. This is about the cheapest one I’ve found. I used it to create this pretty Summer wreath a couple of years ago, for less than $10!
I am a bit of a frame hoarder. There are just so many things you can do with a simple frame. Three of these I found thrifting:
Well these actually stayed frames for the most part:
They became part of a gallery wall in my boys’ bathroom. A little paint , even on the mats, make them look fresh and new! I’ll never buy a brand new frame again! (Not true.)
Next up is from the Fall. I know it’s a seasonal post, but the before and after is really worth seeing. Here is what I had to work with when creating a new vignette for my dining room table:
And here is what they turned into:
How about one more to round out our 13? I tried not to include furniture in this post, but this is a little one. I found this at a yard sale for $5. The previous owner had attempted to give it a makeover:
It actually wasn’t awful, but I took it in the opposite direction:
So now are you ready for my fun announcement?
For the entire month of March, I’ll be posting a thrifty makeover every day! I post a lot of furniture and while I know most of my lovely readers enjoy seeing the transformations, isn’t it nice to see smaller things too? I have a few things that I’ve never posted about before that I transformed a while back that I want to share, and I have several things I’ve been working on recently for my booth and for my house that I want to share also!
I hope you’ll stick around and follow along! Everything will be thrifted, as in from yard sales, thrift stores, and estate sales! We’re talking supa cheap, ya’ll! These posts are going to be short and sweet, and hopefully inspiring!
And you might enjoy this one too!! These items weren’t transformed at all…I used them as is! 🙂
My friend, Nancy from Artsy Chicks Rule is also sharing some fantastic thrifty makeovers today! Be sure to stop by and say, “Hi!”
I would say that thrifting is my middle name, but really it’s Kink. No kidding. 🙂
If you like what you see, there are several ways to follow along!
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