Chalk Paint Urn with Metallic Glaze

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Ballard Designs is known for their pretty topiaries with perfectly weathered pots. When Sara from Major Hoff Takes a Wife was searching for inspiration for a sad little urn she had from the thrift store, she immediately thought of those signature Ballard items. Sara whipped out her Annie Sloan chalk paint and metallic glaze and [...Read More]

Deconstructed Chair Makeover

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Dria from DIO Home Improvements has long loved Restoration Hardware’s deconstructed furniture and wanted to do her own rendition. The perfect opportunity came when her sister found a cane chair at the thrift store for only $5. Dria sanded down the frame and then applied her own homemade stain to achieved that signature weathered finished. [...Read More]

Bright and Bold Striped Trunk Makeover

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Sarah of Sarah M. Dorsey Designs shares at Infarrantly Creative how she gave a beat up trunk she picked up at the thrift store for only $7 a bright and bold makeover with painted stripes. The transformation involved cleaning and priming the trunk and then taping off the stripe pattern and painting away. It’s amazing [...Read More]

Thrift Store Geometric Coaster Transformation

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For a grand total of $3, Sonnet of SohoSonnet was able to create her own set of colorful, geometric coasters. Sonnet started with a set of Christmas coasters she picked up at the thrift store for $2. She says they were just “screaming” for a makeover and that’s exactly what Sonnet gave them with wood grain paper and paint. It just goes to show that there’s a lot more than meets the eye on those thrift store shelves! With a little creativity, you can have Anthropologie-inspired coasters for a mere $3!

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Painted Cookie Jar Lids with Decorative Knobs

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Amy from Joyful Daisy is at it again with another MacKenzie-Childs knock off! This time Amy made over her mom’s cookie jars with pretty ceramic knobs and painted lids. Here’s from Amy: “These cookie jar lids only took a couple hours with drying time yet look so cute. I snuck over to my mom’s, grabbed her plain lids, painted them up, and returned them before she got home from work! She was so excited and noticed them right away.”

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Thrift Store Honeycomb Lamp Makeover

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Megan from Homemade Ginger had been looking for a solid set of table lamps for her office desk but didn’t want to spend much money. After diligently looking at thrift stores for months, she found a set of honeycomb lamps that needed some TLC. With some spray paint, a little tweaking, and a modern lamp shade, these lamps look like new ones worth hundreds of dollars!

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Popcorn Tin to Pet Food Canister

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A big bag of pet food can be quite the eyesore in your home, and Ballard Designs offers the perfect solution with their stylish food storage containers. However, at $55-$59 a piece, Erin from Elizabeth Joan Designs says you might as well just keep the food in the bag or make your own stylish pet food bin. Of course, crafty sister Erin chose the latter of the two! She hit up the thrift store for a popcorn tin and updated it with some horizontal painted stripes. The canister even has Erin’s Golden Retriever’s seal of approval, so you know it must be pretty awesome {Wink}!

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An Old Tray Gets a New Look

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DIYers have had a heyday replicating Pottery Barn’s numbers canvas. The design has been featured on desktops, drawer fronts, and even chair cushions. Like so many others, Taryn from Design, Dining + Diapers has long loved the design and used it to give an old tray she’s had since her college days a new look.Taryn says, “See what a little paint and sisal rope can do? Now I’m really glad I managed to keep this tray around for so long!”

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