Welcome to another Thrift Store Challenge post!! If you remember, I’ve paired up with other talented ladies to bring you a monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge. Each month we will create a new home decor piece from an item(s) we’ve found at a thrift store, yard sale, resale shop etc. There is no budget or specific theme so we are free to let our creativity run wild! Last month I showed you a picture frame makeover and the previous one a repurposed light wall sconce.
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
Meet the Hosts
Amanda | The Kolb Corner Erlene | My Pinterventures Kim | Made in a Day
Dru | Polka Dot Poplars Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles Pili | Sweet Things
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications Debra | Shoppe No. 5 Marie | DIY Adulation
Chelsea | The Johnsons Plus Dog Jes | My DIY Envy Ann | Duct Tape and Denim
Molly | Just a Little Creativity Ashley | 3 Little Greenwoods Kimm | Reinvented
Kim | Farmhouse Made Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled Sara | Twelve on Main
Chelc | Inside the Fox Den Sue | A Purdy Little House Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Sherry | Savvy Apron Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod Lora | Craftivity Designs
Ali | Home Crafts By Ali Denise | My Thrifty House Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek
Toni | Small Home Soul Jeanie | Create & Babble Michelle | Michelle James Designs
Medina | Grillo Designs Karen | Dragonfly & Lily Pads
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This month I used a picture frame too, I can never have enough picture frames because they are so versatile! I still remember the first time I repurposed one into a tray, in fact, that one was quite big. This time I started with a little one and quite ugly, by the way. It looked like this
The first thing I did was to remove everything, the glass was too filthy and it needed a deep clean.
This is what you need if you want to make your own small tray out of a picture frame.
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It was time to paint. I wanted a quick makeover so I decided to use spray paint but first I covered the floor with an old sheet. I wanted to try a new chalk paint spray I was told it worked great, the brand is called Pinty Plus. I had two more projects going on so there were all waiting for their turn.
After two coats it was covered perfectly and I took some scrapbook paper I liked. If you want to download the same one I used you can find it here.
I also sprayed the plastic kitchen cabinets pulls I had from a long time.
I drilled the frame and used some nuts to attach the pulls, then I put the glass and the back again, and it looked this cute. You may remember the fake metallic star 😉
You may want to see the whole room tour as I did a post on how to get a bright look in your bedroom.
Not too big so it’s great as decor.
You can use it to hold your jewelry too.
I hope you like my small tray and would love to know what you normally do with picture frames besides hanging them on the wall.
And now for more thrifty goodness!
Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!
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