Trash To Treasure Tuesday–Switchplate Switch-up

Today’s project appeared to me in a vision.

Naw, just kidding. But I WAS wandering around in JoAnn’s when I had an epiphany.

An angel of the Lord appeared…sorry.

Anyway…I had these plain white plastic switchplates in our powder room. You know the ones, functional in their own sweet way, but FAR from decorative. Powder rooms are SO small, you’ve got to take any opportunity to transform the functional into decorative, you know?

First I spray painted them Heirloom White. I know, you could’ve guessed that step. I promise it gets more creative.

During my trip to JoAnn’s, I discovered a beautiful piece of scrolly paper. It was $1.59, so I took it home, sure I could use it for SOMETHING.

Then it hit me! (warning, poor photo quality ahead)

I laid the painted switchplates upside down on the paper and cut around them with my craft knife. Lots of trimming followed while I tried to get the perfect fit. I attached the paper with glossy Mod Podge, then added two coats on top to seal it. I’ll have to get back to ya on the durability of these, but I’m pretty sure then won’t show finger prints!

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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-My Five Favorites


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


  1. 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.

  1. Number 4 Favorite, our bicycle wheel foyer table; built from four porch posts, some scrap wood, and a thrifted bike wheel.
  2. Number Three Favorite is these painted vases. Adding two layers of paint to any textured glass vase adds rustic style and dimension.
  3. Number Two Favorite is this farmhouse style cake plate created from a thrifted plate and candlestick.

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.

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 what my fellow upcyclers created below!

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