It’s a New Year and a new Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! We took a few months off for the holidays, but we are back to show you more upcycled thrift ideas! This time we have joined forces with even more bloggers and have tons of thrifty upcycle ideas to get those wheels spinning. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
- 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 Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles Kim | Made in a Day
Dru | Polka Dot Poplars Erlene | My Pinterventures Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek Pili | Sweet Things
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications Ann | Duct Tape and Denim Debra | Shoppe No. 5 Marie | DIY Adulation
Chelsea | The Johnsons Plus Dog Jes | My DIY Envy Lindsay | Crazy Organized
Molly | Just a Little Creativity Ashley | 3 Little Greenwoods Kimm | Reinvented Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Ali | Home Crafts by Ali Sue | A Purdy Little House Sara | Twelve on Main
Claire | Pillar Box Blue Chelc | Inside the Fox Den Kim | Farmhouse Made Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled
Sherry | Savvy Apron Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod Lora | Craftivity Designs Megan | C’mon Get Crafty
Denise | My Thrifty House Toni | Small Home Soul Deborah | Salvage Sister and Mister
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Anyone who calls himself thrifty or junkie love visiting flea markets, thrift stores, garage sales or even dive in dumpsters. I haven’t literally dived into dumpsters (yet) but I manage to find great stuff right behind them. What I really love to do is visit flea markets and haggle with vendors, finding treasures waiting for a new life and then show them to my family. Can you believe sometimes they don’t show the same excitement I do? I know, I can’t believe it either.
This was exactly what happened the day I arrived home showing them this little gem.
It used to be a light wall sconce from a hotel and as soon as I spotted it I knew what I wanted to do with it. It was only 1€ so why not to try!
The first thing I did was clean it and taking it apart.
I used some wood filler for the hole it had.
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Once the wood filler was dry I sanded and painted everything with Americana Decor, I chose the color “Timeless”. After the paint dried I distressed the edges a bit.
Then the Metallic Lustre came to the rescue, I love this stuff so so much! A little bit goes a long way and I only wanted some highlights so I used my finger to apply it. I slightly dipped it into the cream and rubbed it along the edges.
Look at that shine!!
I hung it to see how it looked on the wall, and love it. I was planning to use it in on apartment I am decorating but now I like it so much I’m not sure if it will go or stay
I took an empty jar and added some flowers to see how it looked.
Then I switched to the original plan which was to use it as a candle wall sconce.
Right now I am not sure which I like more… Anyway, it’s easy to change from one to another.
Which one do you like most, with flowers or for candles? I’d love to hear your thoughts about it.
And now for more thrifty goodness!
Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!
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