17 Reasons to Drop Everything and Buy Cheap Thrift Store Dishes

Don't pass by the kitchen aisle without grabbing a few bowls and plates!

By Hometalk Highlights

Break up dishes for a mosaic stepping stone

Turn crushed plate shards and concrete into romantic stepping stones for the garden.

Upgrade boring dishes with a coloring book

Cut a pretty pattern out of a coloring book for this pretty makeover.

Turn a plate and vase into a fancy bird bath

Your feathered friends will be very grateful.

Hang a bunch of plates as a wall collage

Buy as many cheap thrift store plates as you can find, for this wall collage.

Craft an upcycled wind chime for the porch

Stack up some dishes and hang utensils, for a fun outdoor upcycle.

Stack teacups into a unique desk lamp

Turn a box of unwanted teacups into a lamp that will impress everyone.

Paint a plate into a useful chalkboard

Turn the inside of an inexpensive plate or platter into an impromptu chalkboard.

Cover a few plates with an artistic poster

Here's a fun twist on the classic wall art look.

Put together a high-end glass cloche

The cloche look is beautiful, but it can get pricey. Make your own instead!

Turn a wood bowl into a unique salad server

Cover a cheapo thrift store bowl in small wooden sticks, for this totally unique server.

Pile a few dishes into a garden totem

Pile a few thrifted pieces into a totem, that doubles as a sweet bird bath.

Make large glass flowers for your garden

Put together a few beautiful garden flowers that will bloom in any season.

Make adorable garden decor from a tea set

Pair an old teapot and a bit of copper pipping, for this charming garden set-up.

Use nested bowls as a shabby chic stand

Make your own tiered display stand using a set of bowls.

Carve a design in a scratched bowl

Grab a wooden bowl and start etching in the design of your dreams, for an expensive look.

Use a serving platter as a chic bird feeder

Turn a serving set into a super stylish feeder for your yard.