How To Decorate With Thrift Store Finds: An Easy Spring Mantel

Hey friends!  One of the most frequent questions I get from you guys is regarding how to decorate with thrift store finds, and you know I couldn’t be happier to answer.  For this month’s Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge I’ll share what to look for and how to incorporate your finds into your decor.  Ready?

 

Learn how to decorate with thrift store finds. Quick and easy DIY's you can do on a weekend afternoon to transform trash to treasure in your home.

I’m sure you guessed that this challenge is one of my faves.  ;)

 

Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge

 

The Rules:

  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
  • There’s no monthly theme.
  • There’s no budget to stick to.

Meet the Hosts

Amanda | The Kolb Corner    Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles   Kim | Made in a Day 
Dru | Polka Dot Poplars    Erlene | My Pinterventures    Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek    Pili | Sweet Things    Ann|Duct Tape and Denim
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications    Debra | Shoppe No. 5    Marie | DIY Adulation
Chelsea | The Johnsons Plus Dog    Jes | My DIY Envy    Lindsay | Crazy Organized
Molly | Just a Little Creativity    Ashley | 3 Little Greenwoods    Kimm | Reinvented    Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Jeannee | Shepherds and Chardonnay   Sue | A Purdy Little House   Sara | Twelve on Main
Claire | Pillar Box Blue     Chelc | Inside the Fox Den    Kim | Farmhouse Made   Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled
Sherry | Savvy Apron    Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod    Lora | Craftivity Designs
Denise | My Thrifty House   Toni | Small Home Soul     Megan | C’mon On Get Crafty

Now for My Project: How To Decorate With Thrift Store Finds

This is my newly decorated spring mantel.  I know it’s only February.  ;)  Just about everything here was thrifted, barn sale’d or flea marketed (my new favorite verbs).

 

Learn how to decorate with thrift store finds. Quick and easy DIY's you can do on a weekend afternoon to transform trash to treasure in your home.

 

When shopping, I look for textures and shapes first.  My favorite textures involve old wood, tarnished metal and the rustic woven type.  I hunt for baskets, frames, candlesticks and boxes.  Don’t worry about varying wood tones, different shades add interest, and you’ll probably choose a few pieces to paint anyway.

The gray pedestal bowl was dark wood, and I was looking for lighter tones, so I chose this piece to paint and brushed on a soft gray tone to incorporate our signature shade.  You could choose another neutral or a brighter hue, whatever works for your style.  I left the woven candle holder it’s natural color.

 

Learn how to decorate with thrift store finds. Quick and easy DIY's you can do on a weekend afternoon to transform trash to treasure in your home.

 

The Ball jar came from a flea market, and the galvanized metal boxes were perfect just the way they were; the best kind of find.

 

Learn how to decorate with thrift store finds. Quick and easy DIY's you can do on a weekend afternoon to transform trash to treasure in your home.

 

The frame and the landscape were both found at our local Goodwill store.  The painting was definitely too small to hold it’s own on the window, so I added a painted frame to bring in just a little more blue for spring.  Just a light coat of paint let the stain show through for a rustic look.

Faux greenery adds some signs of life after a long (but actually kinda short this year) winter.  Those were craft store purchases.

 

Learn how to decorate with thrift store finds. Quick and easy DIY's you can do on a weekend afternoon to transform trash to treasure in your home.

 

The gray pieces will work for all seasons, and I can mix and match newly found items to incorporate seasonal colors with my favorite paints.

I sure hope that answers your questions, thank you SO MUCH for visiting!

Make sure you follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!

And now for more thrifty goodness!


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