15 Incredible Thrift Store Makeover Projects

March 31, 2019 separator DIY Tutorial

While it may seem easier to just pop into the craft store for whatever you need, thrifting your craft supplies has a whole lotta perks!

Benefits of a Thrift Store Makeover

  • Create something one-of-a-kind. Nobody else has the exact combination of materials and supplies, so you’re not going to end up with the same end result as a zillion other people on Pinterest!
  • Save money. Project supplies can add up really fast. Fortunately, you can save a bunch by buying yours secondhand. Like a $1 vase, a $5 table, or half of an unloved fan!
  • It’s good for the environment. Recycling is great and all, but reusing is way better. It helps lessen the environmental impact of your projects. 
  • It’s inspiring. Sometimes I’ll walk into an opp shop or the Habitat ReStore without anything in mind at all and just wait for something to jump out at me in need of a good makeover!
  • Make money. There’s a huge market for one-of-a-kind upcycled projects, especially furniture!

15 Incredible Thrift Store Makeovers

Save money and the environment with these amazing before-and-after projects from some of your favorite bloggers!
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Anthropologie Knock Off Vase

Anthropologie Knock Off Vase

Anam at Delicious and DIY recreated an Anthropologie vase for a mere $1!

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An Update on the Popular This Might Be Wine Mug

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Make a cute set of wine mugs out of $0.50 thrifted coffee cups!

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How to Upcycle an Old Window into a Chalkboar​d Sign

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This is a great way to repurpose an old wooden window frame into artwork.

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Upcycled Thrift Store Bowl Hanging Planter

Upcycled Thrift Store Bowl Hanging Planter

Brittany shows you how to turn a second-hand IKEA bowl into a modern hanging planter.

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Easy DIY TV Tray Table Makeover

Easy DIY TV Tray Table Makeover

Eileen turned a TV table and a checkerboard game into an easy end table.

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DIY Shell Shadow Box Made With a Thrifted Find

DIY Shell Shadow Box Made With a Thrifted Find

You won't believe what this shadowbox was filled with before Meegan gave it a makeover!

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DIY yarn wall hanging. An unexpected thrift store upcycle

DIY yarn wall hanging. An unexpected thrift store upcycle

I'm dying to find one of these curtains to turn into a gorgeous wall hanging like this!

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DIY Potting Bench with Sink

DIY Potting Bench with Sink

I love that this has a sink, which makes it so amazingly functional!

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Easy Tiffany Mirror DIY

Easy Tiffany Mirror DIY

This makeover is absolutely brilliant, and I want to go on the hunt for a lamp to convert now.

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DIY Upcycled Fan Cover Light Fixture

DIY Upcycled Fan Cover Light Fixture

Get a really cool industrial look from an unloved old fan.

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DIY $1 Spring Wreath from Hula Hoop

DIY $1 Spring Wreath from Hula Hoop

You won't believe how silly this thing looked before its gorgeous spring makeover!

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How to Create DIY Art by Painting Over a Thrifted Canvas.

How to Create DIY Art by Painting Over a Thrifted Canvas.

A big canvas can be super expensive, but painting over a thrifted one saves a bundle.

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Burl Wood Furniture Hack and Factory Finish Paint Job You Can DIY →

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You won't believe how she got this burl wood look on this furniture.

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Antique Looking Stool - At Home DIY March Challenge

Antique Looking Stool - At Home DIY March Challenge

I love the trick she shares for distressing your paint job.

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DIY Wall Sconce from Upcycled Glass Light Shades

DIY Wall Sconce from Upcycled Glass Light Shades

These sconces are ridiculously abundant at every thrift store I've come across.

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