Thrift Store Decor Upcycle

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As I'm sure many of you know, the thrift store is full of amazing possibilities! Over the years I have found some great treasures to decorate my home and stage others. Not only can you add to your existing décor for just dollars but you can also incorporate what you have in your home already to add to your new treasures.

Here are a few examples of some of my projects.

Are you a fan of the Bath and Body candles? I absolutely love them. I've often reused the glass jar once the candle has burnt down. They make great containers for the bathroom, jewelry etc. There seem to be many ways to remove the wax residue, I just use a butter knife to pop the little bit left over and then wash them with very hot soapy water.

I had some older candle holders from the thrift store. They were clear glass, so I had just sprayed them with Chalk paint to give them a updated look to use in a home I staged.

I wanted to make some more modern looking candle holders, the ones with the big glass top on a tall base. I've seen them used to make apothecary jars, they look great!

I had a few of the Bath and Body jars that I just sprayed with Chalk paint, as well as come cheap candle sticks from the thrift store.

Once dried, I used Gorilla glue to put them together. What kind of glue do you use?

Some of the candle jars are colored so I didn't spray inside of these, I liked the contrast.

Another item at thrift stores I scope out are glass vases. You can spray them so many colors and either use flowers, real or fake, Christmas or fall décor etc. I mostly use fake flowers in spring or summer as I usually kill live plants/flowers quite quickly.

This vase I sprayed with grey chalk paint. I just love the result!

Add flowers and move it around to decide which place looks the best. I've used varying sizes of these around the house, they always seem to look great!

PS, this lamp was spray painted, and the table chalk painted. I love transforming things!

I found these with using succulents in mind instead of candles. In the end, I couldn't find small enough succulents and just decided before hosting a backyard party to use them as intended. In the end, the ambiance it created in the evening was spectacular! But, I only have a pic of daylight of course…..

I sprayed these with white spray paint.

The end result! Ignore the faded couch cushions, that's another future project...….

I hope this has inspired you to re use items already on hand or repurpose thrift store finds. This is a great way to keep our landfills less full!

Suggested materials:

  • Spray paint   (Home Depot, Lowe's)
  • Gorilla glue   (Lowe's)
  • Various items   (Thrift stores)

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