March Madness 2016 {31 Thrifty makeovers in 31 Days}

March Madness 2016 {31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days} Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Hey there, amazing Friends!! I’m so glad you stopped by today! I have gathered all 31 of my March Madness thrifty makeovers in one place.  I thought it would be fun to look back at all the fun transformations. Although I included the ugly before photos of the previous makeovers daily at the bottom of each post, the pretty after photos are so much nicer to look at, wouldn’t you agree?

Here ya go…from first to final…enjoy!

Day #1

 

A super easy way to make a tray is from an old frame. See how here! Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

DIY Tray from an Old Picture

Day #2

Turn a frumpy dated cabinet into a coastal cutie from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Mini Shelf Makeover

Day #3

Create a one-of-a-kind furmniture piece with a fun pattern! This was a dated $10 Sofa Table I scored at a Yard Sale! Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Patterned Sofa Table

Day #4

Turn a broken or outdated mirror into a chalkboard! Adding hooks to this one adds even for more function. Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Antique Mirror Repurposed

Day #5

Thrift store mirror made over using dropcloth rosettes from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Oval Rosette Mirror

Day #6

Make this cool tote with an old chair spindle and some scrap wood from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

DIY Wooden Tote Redo

Day #7

DIY Jewelry Storage from pretty dishes and two candlesticks. Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

DIY Jewelry Storage

Day #8

Dresser with crab graphics... perfect for a boys room from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

$5 Yard Sale Dresser Makeover

Day #9

Thrift Store Find makes the Perfect Necklace Holder from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

The Perfect Necklace Holder

Day #10

Why buy new?? Update a thrift store wreath instead! Spring Wreath from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Spring Bird Nest Wreath from a $4 Thrift Store Find

Day #11

Thrift Store Shutter Cabinet gets a makeover from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Shutter Cabinet Makeover

Day #12

Candlesticks updated with chalk paint from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Updated Candlesticks

Day #13

This started as a clock straight from 1985. A little imagination revived it! Confessions of a Serial-do-it-Yourselfer

80’s Clock Cabinet Reimagined

Day #14

Chic Trinket Holder from a thrift store find from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Jewelry/Trinket Holder

Day #15

Coastal Inspired Bird House Lamps from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

$5 Thrift Store Lamp Makeover

Day #16

Update an old country shelf with beadboard from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

80’s Shelf Updated

Day #17

Here's how you can easily turn an old drawer front into a fun planter from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

How to Turn a Drawer Front into a Planter

Day #18

Coastal inpsired table from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 15 Minute Table Makeover

Day #19

These thrift store boxes got an easy update. Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Thrift Store Container Update

Day #20

French Provincial Desk Made over with Cottage White paint by Behr (made into DIY chalk paint) from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

French Provincial Desk Makeover

Day #21

Upcycle an old flatware box into a romantic jewelry box. The size is perfect! Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Romantic Flatware Box Makeover

Day #22

French Provincial Night Table made over with Spray Paint from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Charlotte’s Night Table

Day #23

How to recover a lamp shade from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

How to Cover a Lampshade

Day #24

Turn a Headboard into a Farmhouse Bench with the addition of a little reclaimed wood. Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Farmhouse Headboard Bench

Day #25

Give a stool a new look by adding numbers to the top. Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Numbered Farmhouse Stool

Day #26

Turn an old drawer into a unique shelf from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Drawer Shelf

Day #27

Turn an ordinary frame into a gorgeous functional tray with a little bead board from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

DIY Bead Board Tray

Day #28

Reclaimed Wood Table. I replaced the top of a table that I didn't like with old decking boards that I white'washed. Much better! Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Reclaimed Wood Side Table

Day #29

Black and White Fleur de Lis Dresser from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Fleur de Lis Dresser

Day #30

French Provincial Headboard made into the Perfect Towel Rack to Welcome Guests from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Repurposed French Provincial Headboard

Day #31

Fabric-Covered Bulletin Board from all Thrifted Items. Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Thrifted DIY Fabric Covered Bulletin Board

What a fun month of makeovers it was!! Do you have any favorites? I know I do.

Okay it was a  LOT of work and preparation, but I really did have so much fun! Thanks again for hanging out with me each day!!

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March Madness 2016 {31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days} Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Want more? Check out last year’s March Madness Recap here:

March Madness, 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days!

March Madness 2015

I’ll be back for Trash to Treasure Tuesday with this little sewing table:

Minty-Sewing-Table-Before

See ya then! 🙂

UPDATE: See how it turned out HERE now. I actually used color!

XOXO,

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Comments

  1. Mary Kaiser says:

    Thank you for putting them all together into one post. My favorite post was the bird house lamps. Sad to see March go though as I really enjoyed them every d ay with my first cup of coffee each morning. Thanks for the great inspiration, you ROCK!!

  2. Kate Lehman says:

    Hi Christy, I just loved your 2015 March makeovers. The whole month I waited every day for your email. I have been so inspired by your creativity.
    What was even better? You did it again this year!! What was the best? The transition of picture frames to bulletin boards and trays [ so clever] or the bed head and base seats [ brilliant]. I live in Tasmania which is the island state of Australia and there is nothing I like better than to trawl around junk shops with my ‘Christy colored’ glasses on …. looking looking and looking. Thanks I think you are brilliant. Best Regards Kate

    • You are so sweet, Kate, and I love that you were inspired!! Ha ha “Christy colored glasses” that is so funny! My Dad was born and raised in Sydney and we lived on the Northwest Cape for a few years when I was younger. Take care! XO

  3. Good grief!!! You did ALL THIS in a month????? Girl you are amazing! I am saving this to reference, I love every single make over!!! Have a great, and hopefully, restful weekend!!

  4. That was a whirlwind of awesome projects and makeovers. Every morning I looked forward to checking my email and seeing what creative ideas you had come up with! It was very inspiring and lots of fun. Thanks for sharing all you ideas with us.

  5. You did good girl! I’m already looking forward to March Madness 2017👏🏻

  6. Shirley Guenther says:

    All beautiful, all creative, you never cease to amaze me! Wish I had the “eye” to look at pieces and be able to “imagine” them like you do. My Fav? That Rooster/Chicken lamp! Just awesome…..

  7. Christy, you are so inspiring! I know I’ve said that before, but I can’t stop saying it! I have pinned so many of your creations to my Pinterest board for further reference.
    I finally sold my little side table and now I have a few small pieces I’m going to paint with ideas from your pieces. An idea from one and an idea from another and they will work together well, at least I hope so!
    You are one talented young lady! I love seeing what you are up to next!

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