DIY HOME DECOR ON A BUDGET
March was an awesome month for DIY bloggers to show off their best thrift store upcycling project ideas! Today, I’m highlighting my top 5 favorite projects that will get your creative juices flowing!
Anthropologie Inspired Painted Vase
I love watching people take basic home decor and spruce it up to suit their styles - especially on a budget!
This adorable vase is the result of some thrifty handywork from Anam at Delicious And DIY. The original vase from Anthropologie is super cute but the $32 price tag was a little more than she’d hoped to spend. So she snagged a standard glass florist vase at the thrift store and got to work. See the full tutorial here: Anthropologie Knock Off Vase
DIY Garden Sink + Potting Table
You guys know I’m in full-on Spring mode over here and this potting bench is the stuff home gardener’s dreams are made of. I’ve always wanted one of my own but have shied away from the price tags. Then I saw this bench Vineta at The Handyman’s Daughter built from an old bench and thrifted sink. Now I’m fully-committed to replicating this project over the Summer.
You can do it too! Here’s the full tutorial: DIY Potting Bench With Sink
DIY Modern Art From Recycled Canvas
Some projects are so obvious that when someone else tackles them, I’m jealous I didn’t think of it first. That’s totally the case with this art project from Sherry at The Savvy Apron. She found an oversized piece of artwork that she didn’t love but knew she could recycle and she did just that! Since large art canvases are so expensive, I’m filing this one under YOU ARE THE SMARTEST PERSON EVER, SHERRY. HOME DECOR GODDESS.
Here, she shows you exactly how she did this: How To Create DIY Art By Painting Over A Thrifted Canvas
Turning An Old Lamp Into A Sunburst Mirror
Um, yes, you read that right. You know those hanging Tiffany-style lamps that used to adorn every Pizza Hut and Applebees back in the day? Well, they’re a little outdated and tacky now but that didn’t stop Toni from Girl, Just DIY from seeing potential in this thrift store lighting find. She found one in a pile of literal garbage and resurrected it into this genuinely impressive sunburst mirror. That’s a major budget decor win!
The process isn’t too complicated. Here’s the tutorial: Easy Tiffany Mirror DIY
Linen Napkins For Spring Tablescapes
This is adorable for Easter parties and I want to see these made in every single color and pattern imaginable. The good news? This bunny silhouette was crafted from an old dress shirt that Maureen from Red Cottage Chronicles found at her local thrift shop! She used tools that I don’t actually own (like a Cricut Maker and an Easy Press) but I can still see how easily I could create this exact look with simple shears and a household iron. I’m even considering all the new ways I could use old clothes in my home decor now!
Here’s the tutorial: Upcycled Home Decor - Easter Napkins
Cheap Burl Wood Furniture DIY
Of course I’m pretty partial to my own project this month. I’m loving this DIY desk more and more every single day. Plus, once you see how little this burl cost be (in comparison to the hundreds of dollars a burl veneer would’ve cost), you’ll be all over it.
Here’s the full tutorial: Burl Wood Furniture Hack and Factory Finish Paint Job DIY
These projects were all submitted as part of our At Home DIY Blogger’s Challenge series. Each month, we choose a new topic to tackle and come together as a group to motivate and inspire you to get your DIY hats on and get to work!
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