Thrift Store Decor Makeovers-My Five Favorites

Hey hey friends!  Welcome to this month’s Thrift Store Decor Makeover Challenge.  Last week I attended the Haven Conference in Atlanta, and left the hotel inspired and ready to make over every item on the thrift store shelves.  And then…I was stranded in the Newark, New Jersey airport for 33 hours, and I arrived at home with no energy or motivation.  So…this month I’m excited to share five of my very favorite thrift store decor makeovers with you from the Reinvented archives.  Next week, I’ll be back at it buying other people’s junk.


Thrift Store Decor Makeovers are the perfect way to add your own style to your place. Check out these easy and budget friendly DIY projects this weekend!

Thrift Store Decor Makeovers-My Five Favorites



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    Kim | Made in a Day
Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled    Pili | Sweet Things
Debra | Shoppe No. 5    Jeannee | Shepherds and Chardonnay    Sue | A Purdy Little House
Kimm | Reinvented    Ann | Duct Tape and Denim    Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home 
Dru | Polka Dot Poplars    Toni | Small Home Soul     Angela | Simply Beautiful by Angela
 Michelle | Our Crafty Mom    Marie | DIY Adulation    Chelsea | Making Manzanita
Michelle | Michelle James Designs     Denise | My Thrifty House    Sara | Twelve on Main
Molly | Just a Little Creativity    Chelc | Inside the Fox Den
Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek    Florence | Vintage Southern Picks

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

5.  Number Five Favorite is this striped wood plaque.  When I purchased this piece, it was sporting a dated still-life that wasn’t my thing.  I slapped on a little paint and now have a fun backdrop for layering.


Learn How to Make Plastic Parts Look Like Galvanized Metal HERE.


4.  Number 4 Favorite, our bicycle wheel foyer table; built from four porch posts, some scrap wood, and a thrifted bike wheel.


For More Info About The Bicycle Wheel Foyer Table, click HERE.


3.  Number Three Favorite is these painted vases.  Adding two layers of paint to any textured glass vase adds rustic style and dimension.


For More Info About the Painted Vases Click HERE.


2.  Number Two Favorite is this farmhouse style cake plate created from a thrifted plate and candlestick.


For More Info on the Cake Plate Click HERE.


  1.  Number One Favorite is this combo of projects competed for an upcycle challenge.  A few thrifted embroidery hoops and a pile of drawer pulls became a fun orb and some stylish jewelry storage.

For More Info About These Projects Click HERE.


Thank you so much for coming by and checking out my favorite thrift store decor makeovers, and, you know, for understanding the whole airport debacle thing.

If you love these favorite thrift store decor makeovers, please pin them to your favorite Pinterest board, and use the share buttons at the top and bottom of this post to share with your upcyclin’ friends and family.  Thank you so much!


Check out this upcycler's five favorite DIY makeovers. Easy trash to treasure transformations that you can do this weekend!

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29 thoughts on “Thrift Store Decor Makeovers-My Five Favorites

    1. Thanks Victoria! I really don’t know how you creative ladies with little children do it. :) Have a great weekend!

  1. It was so nice to bump into you at Haven! Too bad about getting stuck in the airport. I love your top 5 projects, but that bike wheel table is extra cool!

  2. These are all fabulous projects. I think the table is my favorite, so original! I’d love for you to share these projects over at our Vintage Charm party here
    Hope to see you there!
    xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home
    PS so sorry about the travel problems!

  3. Oh Kimm, So sorry to hear that you were stranded in the airport for SOOOO long!!! Anyway, I am loving that bicycle wheel table, so clever!

  4. Bleh! Stranded for 33 hrs in an airport would stunt anyone’s motivation! Love all your ideas…love the first and last ones! I’ve never attempted to paint vases, but I know it’s easy. I’m getting lazier, I fear. BTW, I’m Florence with the repurposed sconce. I ‘see’ you on Upcycled Sharin’ all the time. Good to ‘meet’ you!

    1. Thank you so much Jeannee! Those projects were completed over a long span, but when I’m feeling creative, I neglect the kids and the dishes! ;) Have a great week.

  5. These are all fantastic projects but my two favorites are the orb from the embroidery hoops and the vases. Those things look so nice with the paint and the distressing! Awesome.

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