Upcycled Wall Hanger – Thrift Store Challenge

Hi, guys!!

Welcome to another Thrift Store Challenge post!! If you remember, I’ve paired up with 20 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 our play kitchen makeover and the previous one my  pretty side table.

Meet the Hosts

Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge

Amanda | The Kolb Corner      Chelc| Inside the Fox Den
Erlene | My Pinterventures     Kim | Made in a Day     Sara | Twelve on Main
Debra | Shoppe No. 5      Shirley | Intelligent Domestications
Marie | DIY Adulation     Lindsay | Crazy Organized   Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Julie | Live From Julie’s House     Dru | Polka Dot Poplars
Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles     Pili | Sweet Things     Channell | Hobnail House
Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek     Ann | Duct Tape and Denim
Paula | Virginia Sweet Pea     Sherry | Savvy Apron     Stacy | Anastasia Vintage

You can also follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!

Last week I was exploring our new town and I found a little thrift store. I have enough stuff at home to run a thrift store on my own, but I couldn’t help going inside and have a look. The lady who works there was really nice and we chat for a while, and then she said I could have a look around and ask her if I needed any help. There were lots of things I would have loved buying, but after our recent move and all the work it meant I sworn to myself not to buy more that one thing each time. Sooo, I found this shelf with the metal brackets still on and thought I could make something from it.

How to make a DIY wall hanger using scrap wood with a beachy feel | www.sweethings.net

The first thing I did was cleaning it. It’s not that I’m obsessed with cleaning, it’s because it was filthy. Judge for yourselves.

How to make a DIY wall hanger using scrap wood with a beachy feel | www.sweethings.net

Then I applied a first coat of DIY chalk paint in a grayish color and let it dry. I took an old container and mixed some blue and white. By leaving it “half mixed” it’s easier to show different shades of colors.

How to make a DIY wall hanger using scrap wood with a beachy feel | www.sweethings.net

How to make a DIY wall hanger using scrap wood with a beachy feel | www.sweethings.net

I wanted more contrast, so to the remaining paint I still had I added a drop of black acrylic paint and mixed again.

How to make a DIY wall hanger using scrap wood with a beachy feel | www.sweethings.net

Much better now.

How to make a DIY wall hanger using scrap wood with a beachy feel | www.sweethings.net

I designed a stencil with my Cameo, taped it in place and painted it white.

How to make a DIY wall hanger using scrap wood with a beachy feel | www.sweethings.net

It was time to add the hooks, and I found some pretty brass ones that look terrific with the blue paint.

How to make a DIY wall hanger using scrap wood with a beachy feel | www.sweethings.net

Here’s the finished wall hanger.

How to make a DIY wall hanger using scrap wood with a beachy feel | www.sweethings.net

How to make a DIY wall hanger using scrap wood with a beachy feel | www.sweethings.net

Here’s the wall hanger in its new place, I will show you soon the rest of the things I did for this foyer.

How to make a DIY wall hanger using scrap wood with a beachy feel | www.sweethings.net

How to make a DIY wall hanger using scrap wood with a beachy feel | www.sweethings.net

I’m in love with the wall hanger and I’m glad I stopped at the thrift store to have a look. Every single piece can have a new life!


Be sure to check out all of the other creative upcycle projects my fellow bloggers have come up with!

Have a wonderful week!

Hugs,

Pili


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19 comments

    • Pili says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry! I came up with that technique by accident one day, but it turned out really cool on this piece.

  1. Amanda @ The Kolb Corner says:

    The paint on the shelf is so pretty and has so much depth with the addition of black paint.

    I feel your pain with not being able to buy everything you come across–my husband and I are planning to move soon so I’ve put myself on lockdown on buying new things. Especially big items!

    • Pili says:

      Good luck on your move, I don’t want to remember mine! If I have to move again I think I will convert myself into a minimalist style.

      Thanks so much for your kind comments!

    • Pili says:

      Yes Debra, I found a new favorite store. Now I have to sell some of the things I have here so I can go again and have another look.

  2. Shirley Wood says:

    I love what you achieved with your paint technique! I’m going to have to try that. Love how your shelf turned out. It’s always nice to make friends with the lady at the thrift store!

  3. Michelle says:

    Love that blue and it looks so perfect with the brass hooks!! P.S It must be so frustrating only buying one especially when there were so many nice things. Perhaps she’ll consider an exchange program?

  4. Keri says:

    Pili, love this wall hanger! It looks great in its new home. You did a wonderful job! I like the different colors you mixed to paint the sign with, it gives it a unique and awesome look!

  5. Tamars Jones says:

    wow, wow, wow. This was very useful information for me. I really like your idea. It’s very nice, very creative and helpful. I think I would try to do it

    • Pili says:

      Thank you so much. As you see it was really easy to make! I would love to see yours if you decide to make your own.

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