Trash to Treasure Makeovers
Nothing better than taking an outdated or junky item and creating something beautiful. The Thrift Store Decor Team gets together every month and each team member turns a thrifty find into beautiful home decor.
I also have a video tour of the fabulous junk store where I find my awesome junk treasures in this post!
It’s hard to pick one favorite out of our 100 featured makeovers so I’ve put together just a few in the spotlight then you can click on the photo links at the end of the post for more thrift store decor ideas. Also I made my best video tutorial yet on the Vaseline Distressing Technique for Furniture. The video is at the bottom of this post.
Best Trash To Treasure Makeovers
I’m starting with the simplest diy trash to treasure makeover ever…..
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.
Click here to see how I repurposed this vintage chandelier into a fun LED Candle holder.
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.
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.
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.
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 trash to treasure 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.
Take the junk shop tour with an intro by a sister of the shop owner…..
Junk Shop Tour
Also find 70 budget makeovers here…70 Of The Best Thrift Store Makeovers.
Our Thrift Store Decor Team:
This gathering of 1oo Trash to Treasure 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