Dice Storage Ottoman Makeover

dice storage cube

Morena of Morena’s Corner shares at Crafts Unleashed how she refabbed a thrift store storage cube with a fun dice design. Morena used chalk paint, so there was no need for sanding or priming. She simply painted the wood cube and then glued on wood circles. I can’t think of a more perfect place to [...Read More]

Bold and Beautiful Painted Stripe Vase

blue and white stripe vase

Tamara from Provident Home Design had been crushing on a blue and white striped lamp from Wisteria for quite some time. She knew the $219 bold and beautiful lamp would look gorgeous on her newly DIYed console table – just not at that price. Tamara was still able to bring the look to her console [...Read More]

Beachcomber Basket for Less

diy beachcomber basket

I featured this DIY beachcomber basket last fall and just had to give it another moment in the spotlight now that summer is upon us! Lisa from Celebrate Creativity shares how she updated an inexpensive craft store bin with rope and hot glue to create her own versatile and beautiful “woven” basket. She says, “…the easy [...Read More]

Bright and Bold Striped Trunk Makeover

painted stripe trunk

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]

“Pretty White Nautical Delight” Mirror Makeover

rope mirrors

April of House by Hoff shares how she turned two black mirrors that were long forgotten in her basement into “pretty white nautical delights.” April refabbed her mirrors by simply spray painting them white and then adding rope around the circumference. I love how April was able to take some old and outdated and turn [...Read More]

Framed Art on the Cheap with Burlap Mat

pottery barn inspired burlap map

Lauren from Bless’er House has a wealth of tips and tricks for creating wall art on the cheap. These came in handy when Lauren needed wall décor for her entryway. Combine thrift store frames, a can of spray paint, burlap, and calendar pictures, and you’ve got some frugal artwork that looks high end! And Lauren says the burlap mats are so easy to make they don’t even need a tutorial (but she’s kind enough to share one anyway)!

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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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Mid-Century Modern Dresser “Patchwork” Makeover

mid century patchwork dresser

Sarah from Funcycled planned to refinish a mid-century modern dresser and wanted to do something outside-the-box. She came across West Elm’s patchwork dresser and new it would be the perfect look for her dresser. Sarah and her husband got to work sanding the dresser, painting the box white, and then staining the drawers in a variety of finishes. I love the contrast of the crisp white paint and stain. This is such a fun, statement-making piece!

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