One of my favorite things to do is to walk around a thrift store and put my thinking cap on. Sometimes there are items on the shelf that you look at and walk right past. I like to take these small items and think of ways to breathe new life into them and use them in my home decor.
It’s almost like a fun game. How little can I spend and make something useable! I tend to pick up wood and metal items because they are my favorites. This little wall pail was so cute but wasn’t my style. However, I knew a little paint could change that!
Thrift Store Bucket
I paid $2 for this little thrift store bucket and knew how I wanted it to look before I even paid for it!
As soon as I got home I got out a cheap paint brush and some left over chalk type paint I had used on a previous project. I also had a collection of stencils I’ve used for projects over the years. I like to use what I already have on hand for these quick upcycles.
Thrift Store Bucket After!
I applied two coats of paint and let dry then used my stencil and some black craft paint to paint on the No 1. This whole project took me around 30 minutes. I plan to use this cutie on my patio and plant some hanging ivy.
I am running low on upcycle craft projects to do so I may just have to hit up the thrift stores again soon. Darn the luck!
What are some of your favorite thrift store finds that you currently use in your home decor?
What upcycles have you completed recently?
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