Hello beautiful friends!! If you missed my post on Tuesday, I am on a mini blogging break. We have family in town for what was supposed to be Jack’s graduation and we rented a beach house for the occasion. I’ll still be here, but just not creating new content for a couple of weeks!
Today I thought it might be fun to look back through my first thrift store haul. In January of last year, I started a new format where I gather a large haul of goodies and make them over one by one. It has been a fantastic way to stay motivated and stay on track. By the end of each haul, I’m usually so excited to get started on the next haul, that I don’t do a recap, so I thought it might be fun to do one now!
I’ve included links to the original posts below each after photo and again at the very bottom in case you want to see more of any of these makeovers!
First, here is a reminder of that very first haul:
It looks small compared to my most recent haul, doesn’t it?
- The first project I tackled from this group was for Trash-to Treasure Tuesday and it was an interesting one! It was this lattice cabinet I picked up for $10:
After replacing the lattice with hardboard, I had a much better piece to work with:
I added these graphics the old school way.
- Next up was this 80’s wall cabinet I picked up for $3:
I ended up removing the part with the heart and replacing the door to give this one a second chance. I though it might make for a cute necklace organizer!
- I’m not even sure what this next piece was supposed to be originally, but I brought it home anyway after being marked down twice to $1.98!
I created new sides for it and added a piece of thin plywood covered in pretty paper to the bottom to cover those weird holes. It made for a pretty cute tote!
- The next piece I tackled from this haul was this mirror I picked up for a little more than I like to spend at $25:
It was solid though and I loved the ornate detail on the top.
I did a two-toned look for this one:
- Next up is one of four drawers I found as is at the thrift store. There were two just like this one:
I added a couple of shelf brackets that were also in this haul to the bottom to create a unique shelf:
Do you remember what I used to line the bottom of this one? You’ll have to click through to see!
This actually sits above my printer and holds printer paper now. It also serves as a cat bed.
- For Furniture Fixer Upper Day, I tackled this drop leaf table:
I had passed on it when I first spied it at the thrift store, but a week later it was half price, so for only $28, I dragged it home.
I ended up removing the two very heavy looking leaves and redid it without them:
I added a stencil to the top of this one, but I think it may have been a bit busy.
I ended up giving it a second redo back in February and it got an entirely new look:
- I decided to work on repurposing the frame from the large picture next:
As ya’ll know, I’m always on the lookout for pretty frames. I ended up layering this frame with another and attaching a framed mirror to the inside:
- The next piece in this haul to be redone was the second drawer. I used a drop leaf that I removed from the table for this one also…
And created something much sweeter:
- The next makeover I did was on this silver tray I picked up for $6.98:
I see these silver trays all over the thrift stores, but I like this one in particular because it had pretty feet already attached. A little paint brought this one back to life!
- I shared these next couple of smaller items in one post. First, was this magazine rack:
I had a little fun with napkins for this one:
And the second was this spice rack:
I almost always pick these up when I see them because they only need a simple paint job and they always sell!
Up next is what I did with the other drop leaf!
I cut it and added thrift store corbels to turn it into an awesome shelf!
- And finally, these two smaller drawers had their day!
I couldn’t come up with any ideas for them as is, so I cut them down to make them more square and turned them into fun little boxes that hold a small arrangement perfectly!
And that is all of these projects complete!
You can see more details about any of these makeovers at the links below:
I hope you enjoyed this look back! If you need motivation to get some pieces of your own done, I highly recommend taking a photo of them or making a list of them, and then crossing them off as you go. It has really helped me to stay on track!
The weather isn’t looking great here for the next few days, but I’m hoping to get my toes in the sand! Then I’ll meet ya’ll back here on Tuesday with a round up of my favorite baskets:
UPDATE: See how these ho-hum baskets became charming decor HERE now!
Have a great weekend!
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