I’m so excited to bring you this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! I’ve teamed up with 20 other bloggers for this thrift store blog hop. The rules were simple–take an item(s) from a thrift store, yard sale, resale shop etc. and transform it into a new piece of home decor. There was no budget, or theme to stick to so we were free to let our creativity run wild!
Meet the Hosts
Amanda | The Kolb Corner Chelc| Inside the Fox Den
Erlene | My Pinterventures Kim | Made in a Day Sara | Twelve on Main
Emily | Two Purple Couches Shirley | Intelligent Domestications
Marie | DIY Adulation Lindsay | Crazy Organized Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Julie | Live From Julie’s House Debra | Shoppe No. 5 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
As you know already, thrift stores and flea markets are my second homes. So when I spotted this old chalkboard for only 0,50 € I didn’t think it twice and I grabbed it… I was not going to give anyone else a chance to get it. No no, she was coming home with me for a face lift!
A friend of mine has a big and pretty chalkboard in her kitchen, and every time I go visit her and I see it, my hearts melts. I thought I could do something similar but on the cheap way, so the first thing was to cut some thin plywood to fit inside the chalkboard.
I made some black DIY chalk paint to replace that ugly green color it had. I took a dry brush and some white paint and added a bit of white to the frame. The funniest part was to wrap the plywood with a pretty graphic I found. It looked so cute I decided to take a piece of scrap wood and do the same; that way I was going to have a chalkboard and a hanger for the kitchen. It only needed four hooks and some varnish.
I love it!! It has nothing to do with the chalkboard I bought and it took me less than an hour to do it!
It is the kind of projects I like most, cheap and frugal.
I hope you like it too. Be sure to check out my fellow bloggers’ projects too! If you want to check some others makeovers and projects, you will find them at the Gallery.
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