Happy New year, beautiful friends!! Can you believe I shared almost 100 brand new makeovers in 2019? That is a lot of makeovers, ya’ll!! On Tuesday I shared the Top 13 Furniture Makeovers of 2019 and today, I’m back with the top non-furniture makeovers from the past year!
I really did a ton of smaller items this year, which was fun for me, and I think many of you enjoyed seeing what these smaller pieces could become as well.
Here are your favorite 13!
Starting at number 13 is this $2 Thrift Store Flatware Box:
Ya’ll know I always pick these boxes up when I see them, especially when I find them this cheap! They are always great sellers for me.
This one got a sophisticated new look:
This is probably my favorite flatware box makeover to date.
Number 12 to make the list is Grandma’s Footboard Repurposed. I started with this footboard that belonged to my Hubby’s Grandma:
I had already painted and sold the headboard long ago, but the footboard wasn’t in great condition and had been repaired with glue numerous times. I decided to add it to my Storage Room Haul of Shame, just to finally get it out of there!
I ended up pairing it with a curbside shelf and a pair of brackets to make a cuter shelf:
I ended up keeping it and now it hangs above our bed.
Even though there is nothing on it or hanging from it!
At number 11 is this $6 rooster lamp that I just could not pass up:
I knew a coat of paint and a new shade would do wonders!
This next makeover is a favorite probably because there are so many of these silver trays floating around the thrift stores:
Paint silver? Why not? This one had the cutest feet:
At number nine is this $4 Vintage Suitcase I made over:
Black and white Buffalo check fabric made a cutie out of this one:
I love making over vintage suitcases, but I’ll admit, they are a tough sell. I don’t think people quite know what to do with them, but they do look cute in my booth. They are great for extra storage that you can keep right out in the open!
Taking the number eight spot in this countdown is this leaf that came off of a drop leaf table that I repurposed:
Pairing it with a set of corbels I found helped to turn it into a fantastic new shelf:
I love how this project turned out!
It was one of my favorites this year and I ended up keeping it. It’s still hanging in the same spot.
Coming in at number seven is this $10 Glass Cabinet Makeover:
It was a great deal at $10 and small cabinets usually sell well for me. This one got a whole lot prettier with some paint and pretty fabric:
Number six to make the list is this shelf I picked up years ago for $7:
The brackets holding the shelf up were so close together, and they were built into the shelf, so there was no way to adjust them, but a stencil helped fool the eye and make it work:
This was a great chance to try this beautiful Savannah Mist blue!
Number five in our countdown is the $2 Thrift Store Drawer Upcycle that was part of a set of four drawers that I found:
I paired it with a set of shelf brackets to make this cute shelf:
I now use it to hold printer paper above my printer!
The next makeover on the list is my DIY Faux-Etched Christmas Mirror that started out like this:
A stencil made with my Silhouette and some frosted glass spray turned this mirror into brand new Christmas decor!
I ended up keeping this one too, and several of you shared your own pieces you created similarly after seeing this post! I LOVE when ya’ll are inspired to create something beautiful!
Making the number three spot is the Ornate Shelf Makeover that was part of my Yard Sale Rescue Pile. It started out in this very bold blue:
I had painted it this color to match Brennan’s nursery. I was going to sell it at my yard sale but decided at the last minute to keep it.
It turned out really pretty with help of some Vintage Duck Egg Blue:
White wax and some dry brushing really helped to bring out all those pretty details:
At the number two spot are these two small Drawers Repurposed as Spring Arrangements:
I ended up cutting them down and turning them into sweet holders for pretty Spring florals:
I did them both a bit differently:
If you wanted to use real flowers, you could just drop a glass jar inside.
And I swapped the Spring florals for Holiday greenery for Christmas:
My Mom claimed the first one, but I kept this one for myself.
And your number one favorite non-furniture makeover of 2019 was a surprising one!
It was my How to Make Sweater Pumpkins from Sleeves tutorial!
In that post, I also shared this basket that I redid:
It’s hard to know if ya’ll enjoyed the basket or the pumpkins, but maybe both?
The pumpkins started out as these thrift store sweaters:
The sleeves became sweet pumpkins:
I shared a video how-to that went crazy on YouTube!
You can see that video below if you’re interested:
If you have trouble viewing, find it on YouTube HERE.
Either way, ya’ll gave this post a lot of love!
And that is your favorite top 13! Of course, there were a couple of my own favorites that didn’t quite make the list.
The first one was this $4 Thrift Store Tray Makeover:
I cut triangles of luan to create a quilt-inspired pattern for the bottom:
I just loved how that one turned out!
Another makeover I also enjoyed was this set of wooden bowls that started out like this:
I had fun playing with them:
I liked them so much that I used photos of them on my homepage when I redid my blog.
They really say Summer to me and I always like to think of my house’s season as Summer!
And of course, I kept them!
It’s probably because it really looked so different after!
I hope you enjoyed looking back through these smaller projects with me!
If you want even more inspiration for those dusty thrift store finds, you can check out my top smalls from 2018 as well:
See what these became HERE!
I am SO looking forward to a brand new year full of makeovers! Giving new life to thrifty treasures is my passion and I’m so excited to have ya’ll along for the ride!
But first, my sister’s kitchen is done woot woot! You may remember me mentioning that I was helping her to paint her kitchen cabinets. That was a chore!!
Her kitchen is done, but we are putting some finishing touches on the space, so I will be back here on Tuesday to remind ya’ll of what it looked like before and show you some of the hard work we did in there, and then I’ll be back on Thursday to reveal the whole kitchen and the updated kitchen island. We’ve been working on her kitchen table and chairs this week and they are almost done. I’ll have those to share the following week. Then, it’s time to bust out my next thrifty haul and get started!!
UPDATE: See how we tackled those pine cabinets HERE!
It’s going to be an amazing year!!
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