Have you ever thrown anything away or taken an item to Goodwill only to think later, "why didn't I repurpose that piece?" Believe me. I've been there. I go to craft fairs or home decor shops and see similar items to things I've tossed out....and they were repurposed into something wonderful. Now I think twice before getting rid of anything. Take a look at what we have created from old junky items....
Ideas For Repurposing Old Items
Recycled Pool Rack Succulent Display
The faux succulent hanging display I made earlier this year is really unique, and I still love it. Of course, you guys know I'm a big fan of succulents. I have a hard time keeping plants alive, and I always buy faux. You might be surprised to know that I've been able to keep the red-topped cactus alive I featured in my porch decor with all the thrifty pots. I'm surprised!
Hardware Repurpose As A Necklace Holder
I enjoy putting bits and pieces of my found treasures together and this DIY necklace holder is one of my favorite repurpose projects. See it here...Hanging Necklace Holder | Upcycled Project
Recycling Trashed Items: Beer Can or Soda Can Vases
The beer can vases are a knockoff of vases I saw on West Elm that costs $45 each. Of course, their vases were made out of concrete. Still can't tell the difference.
The "First Aid" book was also a fun project. I hate to see old books go to the dump. Saving a few might help. This is the perfect example of repurposing old items.
Painted Thrift Store Tray
The painted tray from Maryann showcases one of my favorite color combinations. I like this paint idea. They must have made a million bamboo trays because they are everywhere. That's okay. I feel a project coming on.
Refrigerator Magnet Organizer
Vintage anything speaks to me, and this vintage wall vase turned into an organizer in white is a fav. I like how Pam used it as an organizer on her frig instead of hanging it on the wall.
Spray Painted Horse Trophies
Here are the horse trophies I mentioned earlier. Collections are fun, but as Debbie mentions in her post, giving them a cohesive look is more fun. The turquoise spray paint color is soft yet flashy. I have never seen horse trophies at the thrift store, but if I do, I know what to do with them.
Lazy Susan Makeover
This lazy susan was badly scarred and stained. Sarah sanded it completely and restained it for this fresh look. A simple stencil around the inner edges classes it up.
Pedestal Bowl Makeover
The bit of gold stripes Christy painted around her bowl is an easy makeover, and this simple change makes a statement.
Accent Table Makeover
I've never seen an accent table with a tabletop shaped like this one from Kristin. The blue color is perfect. See the accent table makeover here.
Wind Chime Refurbish
The JTS and my Dad have both restrung wind chimes, but I don't have the patience. Gail refurbished these wind chimes, and she has a great tutorial on the process.
Time to see what my friends shared today. Just click the text links below....
Maryann at Domestically Speaking
Gail at My Repurposed Life
Kathy at Petticoat Junktion ( you are here )
Debbie at Refresh Restyle
Christy at Our Southern Home
Kristin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Sarah at Sadie Seasongoods
Pam at House of Hawthornes
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
As always, thanks for being here, Kathy
Author: Kathy Owen (Petticoat Junktion)
Kathy is the founder of PetticoatJunktion.com, a home décor blog focused on repurposing and upcycling furniture, old hardware, rusty stuff, and thrifty finds into unique home décor. Kathy’s projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Read more about Kathy here.
I love this post. So many great makeovers. Thank you.
What great picks! So fun being on this team of thrifting with you!
So much inspiration from my fellow Thrift Store Decor Team gals - 2019 has been a great year! Can't wait to see what kind of projects we all come up with next year. 🙂