Thrift Store home decor makeovers don't have to be challenging. When you shop the thrift stores keep an eye out for lamps, wreaths, dinner plates, candle holders, and glass jars.
You can find all kinds of hidden gems and thrifty items to upcycle. These things can be updated easily and in so many ways. The projects in this post are super easy. Take a look and pick out one to try.
Thrift Store Home Decor Makeovers
I'm starting with the simplest DIY trash-to-treasure makeover ever. Click any of the pink text links to view the complete project tutorial for each project.....
Tiered Cookie/Dessert Stand. Thrift Store Home Decor Makeover
For these little tiered stands, you can use just about anything. This one is a candle holder I spray painted (find my favorite spray paint color here) and a china dinner plate. Easy as pie....or cookies!
Upcycled Teapot Planters
Junky and funky finds make the best flower planters. You will have the most unique porch decor on the block. Watch the video showing how to update a few thrifty finds in minutes...
Thrifty DIY Projects
Small Thrift Store Home Decor Makeover Rooster Lamp
Unless you see the before you can't appreciate this makeover. Spray paint is one of my favorite DIY supplies. Spray paint makeovers are an easy and inexpensive way to update your home decor.
Upcycled Chandelier / Thrift Store Makeover
Click here to see how I repurposed this vintage chandelier into a fun LED Candle holder.
Belts- From Trash To Treasure
You can do all kinds of things with recycled belts. I decorated a glass vase with fun girly belts and I've also used belts to make handles for wood boxes!
DIY Galvanized Cake Stand
The Galvanized Cake Stand by Debbie is perfect for serving up cupcakes, cookies, or small cakes like the one under the glass dome. Doesn't it just make you happy to look at that cake stand? Of course, it could be the Strawberry Cake, but no......that's not it.
The galvanized pie plate turned upside down on the bucket is perfection. Debbie aged the bucket using vinegar! I've heard of that process but it's too much work for me. I want to buy my stuff already aged.
Chalkboard Wall Art
Another favorite, the "gather" chalkboard art is so classy looking. I like the way Christy spray painted the whole thing including the frame with black chalkboard paint then used white to paint over the frame. Saves a step or two because by just distressing the white paint you highlight the chalkboard paint underneath.
But my favorite part is how she wrote the "gather" word on the surface. Christy gives a complete tutorial on how to get the word on the chalkboard and make it look so pretty.
Now if this idea isn't just the cutest. Fun yet sophisticated. The china design is really pretty and Maryann has a trick to melting and pouring the wax. The teacup candle would make a great inexpensive Christmas gift.
Sweater Pillow Cover
Anything with texture catches my eye. When I spotted the sweater pillow cover by Kristin I immediately wanted to snuggle it. Nothing like a warm sweater on a cold day. I think I would sew those pretty buttons from the sweater onto my pillow somewhere.
Glass Globe Solar Lights
I'm on a mission to buy glass globes and make some of these solar lights. Gail put seven of them together for less than $7. I spot similar globes at thrift store all of the time. Look for a similar project from me soon. Of course I can't completely copy them. The next trash to treasure makeover is one of mine from earlier this year.
The Pier One plates on brass stands were very inexpensive. I think I made the two stands for under $5. These stands are really dressy, flashy, sassy. I like the serving stand idea so much because the things you can put together to make them is almost endless. Think about pans, platters, ashtrays, candlesticks, vases, etc.
A fan favorite thrift store makeover is this handy utensil caddy...
One of my favorite thrifty decor projects is when I framed a decorative gift box as art for my granddaughter's bedroom.
Framed Gift Box
So many of my trash to treasure / thrift store decor makeovers involve spray paint. Spray paint is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to update furniture or home decor.
Find 70 more budget makeovers here...70 Of The Best Thrift Store Makeovers.
Our Thrift Store Decor Team:
My Repurposed Life
Our Southern Home
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Petticoat Junktion (that's me!)
This gathering of 1oo Thrift Store Home Decor Makeovers is one of the best! Click the photos below to view the projects. Bookmark this page so you can come back and check out all of the projects when you need diy inspiration. Have a great day, Kathy
I love your refinished treasures, I’m just getting into redoing furniture and thrift store finds and appreciate all the tutorials and hints of how to make things look great! I found your link because I follow Christy from Confessions of a serial DIYer!
Glad you found me Geri. I love Christy! I have been able to spend a bit of time with her over our blogging years and she is the sweetest...plus very creative.
Thanks for posting this today. I’m already tired of looking at Christmas decorations. Yes, they are beautiful but I can’t bear to decorate one more thing.(said with love)❤️
Such a great year of Thrift Store projects!