Hey, my sweet friends!
Welcome to another month of the Thrift Store Challenge!! You may remember from other editions that I teamed up with more than 30 bloggers to provide some inspiration with our thrift store finds that we turned into home decor pieces.
- 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
Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles Pili | Sweet Things
Marie | DIY Adulation Sue | A Purdy Little House
Chelsea | Making Manzanita Ann | Duct Tape and Denim Karen | Dragonfly and Lily Pads
Kimm | Reinvented Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home Megan | C’mon Get Crafty
Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled Shirley | Intelligent Domestications Angela | Simply Beautiful by Angela
Michelle | Our Crafty Mom Jeannee | Shepherds and Chardonnay
Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod Debra | Shoppe No. 5
Ali | Home Crafts By Ali Denise | My Thrifty House
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I had bought lots of plastic flower planter boxes many years ago at a local flea market which I used for flowers in my garden. When we moved to the new house we had no garden and there was no room to use them all, so they were all piled up collecting dust.
Sorry I don’t have a before picture because when inspiration came I just grabbed a paintbrush and paint and forget about the rest, but they looked similar to this
My two daughters were sharing a room downstairs but at a time the oldest one decided she wanted a room for her own, so it was time to get creative to get the best of the tiny space
The first thing I did was paint the ceiling because it was brown and dark. It is amazing the difference it can make, a white ceiling makes the room brighter. You will see a picture of it later on 😉
There is only room for a bed a few extra things. She likes to draw and paint, so she needed a table… She also has lots of teddies but again, there is no room for shelves at her height unless you want to get bumped with a corner…
Then inspiration came, I could use the plastic flower box planters to keep some of her teddies! We used a beautiful blue color from DecoArt, “Serene”
They are perfect for that spot, the right size and safe enough to get in and out the patio door.
She painted her own bedside table. Yes, you are reading it right, she did it. You can read how an old bedside table got a makeover here.
She did a great job with it, love how it looks.
Do you remember I told you she loves to draw and paint and that she needed a table? I end up building a folding one.
She opens it when she wants to use it, and we used some empty cans to hold her pencils, pens and random stuff. The little bench was a free find that I upholstered, and the bin was an empty coffee tin, tutorial coming soon for both, pinky promise.
This is how the room looks, simple but cozy at the same time.
Do they seem flower box planters at a first glance?
I hope you enjoyed this thrifty makeover as much as I did!!
And now for more thrifty goodness!
Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!