I just realized that I haven’t had a chance to go thrift store or garage sale shopping in a while. A thrifty shopping trip is WAY overdue. I did however put together some of the Thrift Store and Garage Sale Transformations I have done and I came up with this list of 27 step by step tutorials!
Painted Kid’s Step Stool
This was a fun recent tutorial I posted. I bought this step stool for $7.00 at Goodwill and added a cushion to match a play kitchen hutch I made for my daughter
Coral Pedestal Makeover
This one was a Salvation Army find that I HAD to have. I saw it and left. Thought about for the next few days and went back to buy it. I asked my Facebook friends what color to paint it. Love how it turned out!
Refurbished Thrift Store Furniture
A little sanding and spray paint can go a long way! Give a little life to an outdated piece of furniture to give it a fresh new look.
Five Dollar Thrift Store Ottoman Makeover
An awesome find given new life and fabric!
Red Upholstered Wooden Bench
I found this red wooden bench for $5.00 at a local garage sale. It was towards the end of the day and the lady just wanted it out! I ended up re-painting the same red and upholstering the top. It’s now a fun and colorful bench that sits at the foot of my guestroom bed.
Gray Garage Sale Night Stands
You know that garage sale I was just talking about? Yeah… I got these night stands for $5.00 a piece too! Score!
Stenciled TV Tray Upcycle
These TV trays seem to be at every thrift store! Mine needed a little oomph so that I could take them out of the closet.
Easy Upcycled Cake Platter
I found a cake platter with a wooden base and glass top at a thrift store an gave it a modern update.
Painted Glass Vases
If there is one thing you can get for CHEAP, it’s a glass vase from a thrift store. You can find them for $2.00 or less a piece. Just add a little paint on the inside and you have a whole new look to match your décor.
DIY Rope Vase
Hot glue rope to a thrift store vase for a nautical look. This is a quick and easy craft that can be completed in fifteen minutes!
Mirror Makeover into a Serving Tray
Transform an old mirror into a serving tray by painting it and adding cabinet hardware.
How to Make a Birdbath
Not only did I find a hidden treasure at Goodwill, I also found something in the trash…yes…the trash.
Thrift Store Apothecary Jars How To
Turn glass jars and candlesticks into pretty display jars.
DIY Thrift Store Pedestal Trays
Porcelain tray and glass candlestick turned into a beautiful pedestal tray.
Easy Thrift Store Storage Jar Upcycle
With a glass storage jar and a cute little quail knock knack I found, I made upcycled a thrift store storage jar into some craft storage.
DIY Pedestal Bowl
This is a popular craft on Pinterest and probably one of the easiest ones to do! Look for a candlestick and a plate or bowl and glue them together creating a new flower vase, party platter, or jewelry holder.
Upcycled Wooden Bowls
Add a little paint to a boring wooden bowl to transform it into a new modern set… and it’s dishwasher safe!
Hand Painted Wooden Bowl Knock Off
Recreate an expensive designer hand dipped bowl by painting the bottom of a wooden thrift store bowl. I added a gold stripe for a little extra flare.
Upcycled Canvas Headboard Update
Old painting turned bedroom headboard for a guest room.
Ribbon Organization Board
Another recycled project, I made this out of an old painting and my daughter’s first baby blanket.
DIY Craft Organization Board
This painting I found was in a pile of unwanted garage sale items about to hit the trash. Lucky for me, I was able to salvage a few of them before their journey to the garbage dump and ultimate demise.
Stenciled Butterfly Wall Art
Made from an old unwanted painting.
How to Repair a Broken Mirror Frame
Old Mirror facelift
Two Toned Metallic Mirror Makeover
Easy Thrift Store Mirror Update
DIY Serving Tray: A Mirror Makeover