I’ve selected my favorite thrifty DIY home decor makeovers from the past year to showcase today, and so have my thrifty friends. We each choose several projects to highlight then we have a linky list with over one hundred of our best thrifty makeovers.
My first favorite project is from Sarah at Sadie Seasongoods. She recycled ceiling fan blades to look like windmill blades. It’s hard to believe those started as wood ceiling fan blades. She did a great job with the painting and distressing. Windmill wall decor was all the craze last year because of Joanna Gaines and the Fixer Upper Show.
click any of the pink text links to view the project in detail
The next project is from Christy, Our Southern Home. I seriously want this wreath or basket or whatever. It’s designer worthy in my book. The pink flowers are so pretty and the metal hi is the perfect finishing touch. I bet the basket wreath brings a smile to her guests faces as they walk up to the door.
The next project is mine. These hardware and vintage key refrigerator magnets turned out great. They’re really simple to make and budget friendly. Just glue any old thing (small thing) to a magnet, let dry, hang on frig. Homemade magnets make great gifts too.
I have to say this is one of the most out there ideas to date. That’s what makes it so perfect. Pam at House of Hawthornes took a dollhouse and attached it to the top of a wooden step ladder to make a birdhouse. I bet the birds are flocking to that cute little house.
Debbie at Refresh Restyle took a grandma dated wood piece (her words, not mine) and made it stylish. The blue distressed chalk finish is just what the dark wood needed. Perfect stand for iPads or cookbooks either one.
The .50 cent pots Kristin from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia painted and dry brushed look like a million now. The details on the pots were screaming to be noticed. Dry brushing with white paint did the trick.
This looks like a whole lot of work to me. What do you think of making a box out of a SORRY board. Gail at My Repurposed Life did a bang up job. This would make the perfect gift for the board game lover.
I haven’t heard of this technique before and I have to try it. Maryann at Domestically Speaking used wood glue as a paint resist on the apple basket. The brown paint and the wood glue give the basket an aged look.
Check out this video of 3 of my favorite 5 minute thrift store projects. Surprising stuff…..
Sisal Rope, Vintage Movie Reels, Lamps, and More
Okay, just one more of mine. The $2 tray I bought at a yard sale was the perfect size for this farmhouse style stencil design. It was easy too!
100 Brilliant Thrifty DIY Home Decor Makeovers
Which was your favorite? I know it’s hard to pick just one. Visit my fellow thrifters below for a look at their favorite projects of the past year. There are also those 100+ thrift store makeover photos and links at the end of the post. Be sure and bookmark this page for reference. You can come back and check out all the projects when you have time.
As always, thanks for being here and have a great day, Kathy
Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com