12 Fabulously Thrifty Decor Ideas

by Krista Howard October 13, 2016 3 min read

12 Fabulously Thrifty Decor Ideas

Ah, the almighty thrift store…one of my all-time favorite places to visit. I never know what I will find and the searching and digging and is well worth the reward! I recently refinished our basement fireplace and was searching for an inexpensive yet classy way to decorate the mantel. First, I needed to get inspired. I rummaged through Pinterest, Google search random thrift store decor related phrases, and reviewed my latest subscriptions of “This Old House” magazine. Then, turning to our local thrift stores for answers, I found my decor collection! The majority of items needed a bit of TLC. Nothing a little soap, water, and Chalky Finish Furniture Paint couldn’t fix!
Throughout my search for thrifty décor ideas, I came across so many wonderful inspirations that I had to share. Today, I share with you my top 12 thrifty décor ideas. I hope you enjoy the journey as much as I did!

 

12. KRYLON SPRAY PAINTED LAMP BY REFUNK MY JUNK
With a name like “Refunk My Junk” I just knew I would love everything about this blog!  Allison does a fabulous job showing just how easy it is to take trash to treasure.  Love the color, love the fresh look!   

 

11: AMERICANA DECOR CHALKY FINISH PAINT UPDATES AN OLD JEWELRY CABINET BY DUCT TAPE AND DENIM
Cute, cute, cute!! Almost every time I visit our local thrift stores, I find old discarded jewelry boxes.   Ann shows just how gorgeous a piece can be with a little TLC.   
10:  DIY DISTRESSED CANDLESTICKS BY ANDERSON AND GRANT
 Sleek, stylish, shabby, chic!  Need I say more?

 

9: THRIFT SHOP BREADBOX MAKEOVER BY ORGANIZED CLUTTER
What a great idea! Another great find at thrift stores, Carlene shows how to take an old forgotten about vintage bread box to a shabby/rustic dream piece! 
 
8: SCALLOP SHELL TERRA COTTA POT {TERRA COTTA POT CHALLENGE} BY CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL DIYER
This one inspired me to create something similar for our bathroom.  Such a simple transformation and I absolutely love the additional beach decor added to this basket!

 

7: CHALKBOARD TINS – PB INSPIRED BY THE COUNTRY CHIC COTTAGE

 I can’t count the number of times I’ve passed on mismatched tins at the thrift store.  And now I’m kicking myself!  What a fabulous and simple thrifty flip Angie shows how to create.

 
6:  THRIFT STORE TRAY MAKEOVER BY THE CEDAR SHAKE CAPE

 Clean, crisp, fresh – oh my!  How I love what Misty did to this wood tray. Great step by step instructions.

 
5:  RE-PURPOSED CANVAS BY A BIRD AND A BEAN

 I would have never thought of such and artistic, fun, yet simple way to repurpose an old canvas.  Kudos to A Bird and a Bean! Beautiful!

  
4:  VINTAGE CUTTING BOARD WORD ART BY KNOCK OFF DECOR

 Love the rustic look! Cutting boards are another ‘hot item’ I can find at almost any thrift store.  What an awesome way to repurpose.

 
3:  THRIFT STORE MIRROR TO CAFÉ CHALKBOARD BY YOU ARE TALKING TOO MUCH
 Beautiful shape! Awesome mirror redo – love everything about this mirror to cafe chalkboard. 

This site has several stunning ideas to decorate with empty frames.  Made me want to go pick up a stack of frames and get out my paint!

 

1: GARAGE SALE FLIP BY SAWDUST 2 STITCHES
Ok, so this one is a bit of a stretch…..technically it is not decor and technically it came from a garage sale…not a thrift store.  BUT…LOOK AT IT!!! Can you blame me for wanting to share??  One word – G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!?!  Simply stunning work!  
There you have it!  My top 12 thrifty decor ideas..oh, and for those wondering, here is a picture of the decor I picked up at our local thrift stores..with a little love and paint, I designed the entire fireplace mantel for less than $25!  I used our very own Crisp Cotton for all things white in the photo and our Noir for the wood crate holding the white flowers.  

 

Until next time, friends!
-Krista 
Krista Howard
Krista Howard



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