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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

10 Incredible Thrifted Furniture Makeovers



You probably know by now that I LOVE hunting our local thrift shops and rarely turn down a free piece of furniture that comes my way.  I'll even go as far as admitting to pulling a file cabinet and picture frames from the trash.  Yes, I have no shame.   I'm no stranger to painting, sanding, staining or altering an item to turn it into a one of a kind treasure.  It's no surprise that my house is full of mixed up, hodgepodge furniture and one of a kind pieces.  Most items were either handed down from family or friends, salvaged from local thrift stores or updated with my very own blood, sweat and tears.  It may not be everyones cup of tea, but each piece in my home has a story and that's the way I like it. There's just a great sense of joy an accomplishment in creating a custom piece that fits the style of my home without emptying my wallet.

One of the reason's I write this blog is to share ideas and ways to update and love your home without spending a lot of money.  I enjoy sharing DIY projects and ways to make your home beautiful without the expensive price tag.  If you're trying to save money or simply don't want to blow your money on your home, you're going to have to keep an open mind, get creative and get your hands dirty.

Here's 10 thrifted projects to get your creative juices flowing.



{Please pin from original sources, thank you!}


$40.00 File Drawer Makeover
10 AMAZING before and after thrift store transformations!

Thrift Store Dresser Makeover
10 AMAZING before and after thrift store transformations!
{via Better Homes and Gardens}

$10.00 (Say, what?) Card Catalog Makeover

10 AMAZING before and after thrift store transformations!


Knock Off Dresser Makeover
10 AMAZING before and after thrift store transformations!

Free File Cabinet Turned Specimen Cabinet
10 AMAZING before and after thrift store transformations!

Updated Folding Chairs
10 AMAZING before and after thrift store transformations!

$25.00 Goodwill Table Makeover
10 AMAZING before and after thrift store transformations!

Thrifted Knock off Dinning Room Chairs.
10 AMAZING before and after thrift store transformations!

$2.00 Bar Cart Transformation
10 AMAZING before and after thrift store transformations!


Thrifted Wing Chair Makeover
10 AMAZING before and after thrift store transformations!


So, what's the lesson to be learned here?  Don't pass up the ugly, rusted, beat up, basic furniture thinking it's too damaged or dated to be turned into something beautiful.    Head out to your local thrift shops, scour Craig's list and take that offer when someone is getting rid of furniture.  It doesn't have to look pretty to end up beautiful!




4 comments:

  1. Hi, i love the no sew dining room chair make over. Are there any instuctions on how to accomplish this?

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    1. Hi Gabriele! Aren't those chairs fabulous? You can find the instructions by clicking the link below the picture. Lauren from Bless'er House has a step by step tutorial for you to follow.

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  2. Good Morning Katie, cheers to you and all your Goodwill finds. I am a GW girl as well and I am constantly planning my next trip to see what treasures are waiting to be found. Thanks for sharing your awesome makeovers as inspiration to others. Have a great day!
    Karen

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  3. of course it does pay to have the talent to make stuff as gorgeous as your and the other bloggers xx

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