This blog post may contain affiliate links for your convenience.
Friday, September 23, 2016

$5.00 Thrifty Farmhouse Transformations

Thrift stores are one of my favorite places to go when I'm bored, want to pass time or get my shopping fix without spending a lot of money.  Lucky for me I pass a pretty decent one when I head into town.  Most times I walk out with nothing (okay, maybe a book!), but every now and then I find some pretty awesome pieces to transform.

How to transform thrifty finds
My favorite inexpensive thrift store scores are the $3.00 vintage metal card catalogs that I updated and the Anthropologie knock off hooks.   I was not expecting to find either item, which just goes to show that you never know what you'll find.

I try to keep an open mind when browsing thrift stores and look to Pinterest for inspiration (you can follow my Thrifty Transformation board here).  I'm always coming across some pretty awesome transformations and wanted to share a few of my favorites.


A thrift store frame gets turned into farmhouse wall art from Confessions of a Serial DIYer. 
Thrifted frame turned farmhouse wall art
A dated bread box gets turned into the perfect farmhouse bread box from Bless'er House.
DIY farmhouse bread box

light fixture turned succulent terrarium

How to give brass candlesticks a farmhouse makeover

Spray painted Goodwill dishes from Sincerely Sarah D. 
Spray painted thrifted bowls

$1.00 thrift store frame turned fabulous tray from Confessions of a Serial DIYer. 

$1 thrifted frame turned farmhouse frame

Painted and distressed glass candlesticks from Anderson and Grant
Glass distressed candle sticks

Dated shelf turned farmhouse herb garden from Little House of Four
Dated shelf turned farmhouse herb garden
Next time you go to a thrift store take an extra minute and really think about what's around you. Keeping an open and creative mind will lead to some pretty amazing and thrifty transformations!

Happy thrifting! 

(click the image below)
Tips for decorating with thrifted items

Love what you see? Subscribe to Little House of Four here!

* indicates required

Would you like to comment?

  1. I might look at that shelf and think about putting a back on it and maybe even handles but the attention to detail like putting the metal brackets with labels wouldn't be something my brain would think of xx

  2. oh and I forgot to ask but who won the cute little box? I was so coveting it ha ha xx

  3. Beautiful and thoughtful post. Loved all the ideas. Succulent terrarium is an amazing thing to try. Budget-friendly farmhouse transforming ideas.

  4. Thank you so much for including my terrarium!!! You made my day!

  5. Thanks for including my candlesticks, Katie!