Hi, my sweet friends!!
Welcome to another Thrift Store Challenge! Yes, it is that time again when a group of bloggers teams up together to share our crafts and decor out of thrift store finds. Who said that making your house pretty means spend a lot of money on home decor? In fact, I really like DIYing the things I found on the curbside or at the thrift store the most. So these monthly series are great because I am also inspired by the creations of my fellow bloggers.
- 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 Kim | Made in a Day
Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled Pili | Sweet Things
Debra | Shoppe No. 5 Jeannee | Shepherds and Chardonnay Sue | A Purdy Little House
Kimm | Reinvented Ann | Duct Tape and Denim Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home
Dru | Polka Dot Poplars Toni | Small Home Soul Angela | Simply Beautiful by Angela
Michelle | Our Crafty Mom Marie | DIY Adulation Chelsea | Making Manzanita
Michelle | Michelle James Designs Denise | My Thrifty House Sara | Twelve on Main
Molly | Just a Little Creativity Chelc | Inside the Fox Den
Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek Florence | Vintage Southern Picks
Make sure you follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!
Look at my find this month…
It’s a footboard!! Isn’t it pretty? I mean, it is not pretty right now but it’s pretty in spirit, you know what I mean.
The white lines are not only painted but carved in the wood.
The first time I saw it I had a light bulb moment, can you guess what I was thinking? If you said a bench then you are wrong 😉 I know you all know how much I love benches, like the romantic bench I did from some free finds, and the twin benches I did for a front beach apartment.
But this was a footboard which means it is shorter than a headboard so… what about a coat rack from an old footboard
The first thing I did was get rid of the chunky round bottoms. I place it on my table saw and cut those babies out. I took a piece of scrap wood I had, cut to fit and add some screws at the back with my Kreg Jig. It makes my life so easy!
Then I decided to paint it white because it’s big, so this way it would look lighter wherever it was placed.
For that, I used Old Fashioned Milk Paint in Snow White. I love it because it’s a green paint and all you have to do is mix the same amount of paint with the same amount of water. I used the SafePaint version because I didn’t sand the footboard and I wasn’t looking for a big chippy look.
I did two coats front and back, letting dry between each of them. Seeing it white it looked so romantic that I thought a French flaire would be great. Then I designed on Photoshop the text I wanted to transfer there.
You may think I did it wrong because it is backwards, but that’s the way you need to print the image if you want to transfer it to wood. In case you are wondering how it is done you can check my wood transfer tutorial.
While the transfer was drying I distressed the corners a bit to achieve some depth.
Here is it finished and in its all glory!
I got the hooks at the dollar store super cheap, so I spent almost nothing with this makeover. My favorite kind of makeover!
I didn’t plan to keep it but seeing it now I have serious doubts about selling it… if only I had enough place at home to keep everything I make!
Anything in French sounds romantic, do you agree?
The little heart is made with handmade dough and decoupaged a beautiful paper on it. In fact, it is the same I used for my hanging hearts.
I really love how it looks and how easy it was to transform an old footboard into a coat rack.
I hope you like it too! And don’t forget to visit what my friends came up with this month too!
Have a wonderful day!
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It looks great Pili and really sweet in white with the lettering you chose. I´ve never transferred pictures or letters to wood, I´d love to give that a go!!
This turned out beautiful. I need to try out your transfer technique. Thanks for the inspiration.
Pili this is really beautiful. You have made it look so elegant and it looks really expensive with the stencil. It would look great on any wall and especially in the entryway.
Wow, unexpected and beautiful. I love that you used it for a coat rack, or a whatever cute thing you want to hang from it rack. I have two blank walls in my house that need something, but I’ve been holding out I think something like this might be perfect on one of the walls. Love it!!
Aha! Not a headboard…a footboard! It looks beautiful and the stencil along with the colors are just perfect! Love it! Pinned 🙂
This looks amazing! I too used a headboard this month! Love how many uses they have!
True! I can’t pass a headboard, no matter how beaten it is
Thanks for the transfer tip. This piece turned out so pretty, love the romantic French touches. I especially like that it is functional.
I love how that turned out! I have the same problem about wanting to find a way to keep everything that I create haha. I need to try this transfer tip out! 🙂
Wow!! This is such a beautiful project!! Love the graphic and the color!!
Absolutely love how it looks. Great job!
Wow, what a gorgeous piece! So pretty!
This is so dainty and pretty! I absolutely love it. Great flip pili!
Pili, your footboard coat rack is so pretty – love the pretty gold French typography! pinned
You always come up with the best ideas. I think this is gorgeous and the hooks you found are perfect. I am going to have to start looking for headboards and footboards to repurpose! Nice job!
I loveeeeee how this project turned out! I’ve really been wanting to try the milk paint. I love the way it looks.
Now how did I miss this one Pili, it’s gorgeous. I would never be able to sell it. Nope, I’d probably redesign my whole house so I could keep it
I would have NEVER thought to transform a footboard. this is seriously genious!
This is so beautiful. I would definitely try to find a place for it. You thought of all of the details down to the fleur de lis hooks.
Hi Pili, I though this was absolutely beautiful. I loved the “Maison” print too! It’s so lovely!
Pili, this is beautiful!! I would be tempted to keep it too. It’s super gorgeous!! You did an amazing job on it and the transfer looks wonderful!!
How did you hang this? Thanks
I used some eyebolts on the back of the footboard and some hooks on the wall