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12 Creative Thrift Store DIY Art & Decor Projects

If you are like me then thrifting is more than a hobby to you. It is a part of your weekly or bi-weekly routine. I love the thrill of going to a thrift store and finding something that you see potential in. Getting it for a ridiculously cheap price makes it addicting!

12 super creative thrift store DIY projects via www.artsandclassy.com

I wanted to share some other talented bloggers creative work by creating a round up of some inspiring thrift store find diy projects!

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I love the inspiration one can find on Pinterest! I think it is one of the most powerful social media platforms out there for my niche. But what I love most about this site is how many new talented people it opens doors to. I love discovering DIY-ers all over the world!

I a paying tribute today to 12 very talented bloggers that shared their creativity here on the blog today.

I admire those that can look far outside the box to come up with awesome solutions and aesthetically pleasing decor for the household on a modest budget.

1. Faux Studded Porcelain Vases

I love how chic these vases and bottle turned out!

Such a simple concept with puffy paint and white matte spray paint. Genius!

12 super creative thrift store DIY projects via www.artsandclassy.com

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2. Stenciled Antique Plates

This is a great way to bring some new life to some dated porcelain plates.

Supplies needed: letter stencils and a paint marker.

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3. Silver Spray Painted Decor

Find a dated decorative small item and  give it a chic makeover with some metallic spray paint. This silver on a horse statue is a fun way to make it interesting again.

I am obsessed with gold accents. That would be another great route to take for this project.

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4. Geometric Stenciled Octagon Tray

I love the simplicity of this upcycle.

You find an old wooden tray at a thrift store or a yard sale and then you give it a makeover with some paint.

Supplies needed: Frog Tape and spray paint.

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5. Gold Painted Wood Bowls

Another great thing to hunt for when cruising the thrift store aisles! Wooden bowls like these make great modern jewelry holders.

Supplies needed: Acrylic craft paint, foam sponge brush, and clear coat.

endlesslyinspired.com

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6. DIY Distressed Candlesticks

With some matte spray paint, sandpaper, and brown/black paint you can create some beautiful distressed candlesticks for your home. I am a big fan of this shabby chic look with vintage candlesticks. like. love. 

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7. Window Pane Decorative Hanging Gardens

Take tired old window pains and turn them into outdoor wall art as planters. With some chain, and planter boxes you can turn this into a conversation starter in your home.

This could easily be an indoor art project too with fake plants.

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8. Framed Chalkboard

With an old piece of art, you can create a beautifully framed chalkboard. I find pieces of art all the time at thrift stores and I have never painted over one. I think I need to try this project! Supplies needed: Spray paint for

Supplies needed: Spray paint for frame, frog tape, and chalkboard paint.

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9. Tea Cup Desk Lamp

Whether it’s a teacup from your collection or one you find at a thrift store.

This is a fun and creative upcycle that I really love.

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10. Cheap Office Chair Makeover

Finally, someone has done something cute to a boring swivel arm chair! Yay!

Snaps for them.

Supplies needed: an upholstery staple gun, a couple yards of fabric, and spray paint. 

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11. Antique Plate Dessert Tower

You can get really creative with the separators for this project. I love the idea of using mismatching plates. It also looks like candlesticks are great to use as stands. Simple and adorable project.

Supplies needed: 4 Plates and 2-3 short candlesticks, & epoxy.

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12. Faux Bird Bath Pedestal

Another great example of ransacking a thrift store to get creative. Find a few items and put them together with some hot glue. Add some metallic spray paintboom… you have a cute piece of home decor.

Supplies needed: Metallic spray paint, a flowy-edged ashtray or bowl, short candlestick holder, small bird figurine, flower beads, & hot glue gun + hot glue sticks.

morenscorner.com

 

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The most important thing to remember when thrifting is to keep your mind open.

Creativity can come when you least expect it. I admire all of these DIY-ers for their budget shopping skills and their creative minds! Thank you for always inspiring me.

Want to see some of my thrift store diy projects? Here are a few…

 

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2 Comments

  • This is a great roundup Meredith! I am loving the vases with the dotted touch- Totally unexpected! I have so many cheap vases (supermarket flowers) and I have a hard time letting go of them, plain spray painting them didn’t excite me but this gave me a great idea. Thanks 🙂 – Loving your blog!!! Pinning!

  • Tina says:

    Loved reading about your great ideas