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
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.
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.
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.
I wanted more contrast, so to the remaining paint I still had I added a drop of black acrylic paint and mixed again.
Much better now.
I designed a stencil with my Cameo, taped it in place and painted it white.
It was time to add the hooks, and I found some pretty brass ones that look terrific with the blue paint.
Here’s the finished wall hanger.
Here’s the wall hanger in its new place, I will show you soon the rest of the things I did for this foyer.
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!
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