8 Easy Upcycled Thrift Store Farmhouse DIY Ideas

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Sometimes creating one-of-a-kind looks for your home is as simple as taking a trip to the thrift store. It's good to keep your mind open to the possibilities that could be when looking through old, worn out items. A lot of what is featured here in this post are old things you never would have thought to buy otherwise.

I've gathered these eight projects to inspire you not only to think of the idea to repurpose but also to save money. Creating something unique for your home is not only a lot more fun but adds a little bit of personal touch to it as well.

1. Thrift Store Farmhouse Bowl via Twelve and Main

Can you believe this was once an old wooden bowl? A little spray paint and DIY magic went a long way!

thrift store farmhouse bowl

2. Trash To Treasure DIY Coffee Bar Sign via Little House of Our

Buying signs like these can really rack up in price pretty easily, but after a little work, you have an inexpensive sign worthy of the big bucks.

{Trash to Treasure} A $3.00 Goodwill find gets turned into a custom Coffee bar sign.

3. Thrift Store Rooster Makeover via Our Southern Home SC

I've seen those colorful roosters in the thrift store before and after reading this post, I'm kicking myself in the butt! Look at how great these look! You never would have known they were once a throwaway knick knack.

Reinvent thrift store decor simply with spray paint via Our Southern Home

4. Spray Paint Thrift Store Finds via Sincerely Sara D.

Repurposing old items doesn't stop at bowls and figurines. You can repurpose any old kitchenware item with a little spray paint. This, of course, will make it for decor only, but why would you want to cook in something so pretty?


5. Thrift Store Pitcher Makeover via The Painted Hinge

Looking for the perfect pitcher to add to your home? Thrift shopping is perfect. Spray paint and done!

Thrift Store Pitchers Makeover

6. DIY Candle Holders via The Weathered Fox

These beautiful candle sticks can be created in only 5 minutes! How awesome is that? Not only is is cheap, but it's fast!

turn inexpensve thrifted candlesticks into gorgeous wood farmhouse candlesticks in 5 minutes!

7. Bathroom Light Fixture Makeover via The Sawdust Sisters.

This would have to be one of my favorites. It's hard to believe that they were once ugly, old shades!

Bathroom Light Fixture Makeover

8. DIY Rope and Zinc Finished Lamps via Rustique Restoration.

This project is perfect for when you really don't want to spend $90 or more on those trendy lamps you see everywhere. When in doubt, DIY!

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  1. There are so many ideas that its just hard to decide. Great post.

  2. There are so many ideas that its just hard to decide. Great post.

  3. So many great and thrifty ideas....my kind of projects. Isn't is amazing what a transformation you can get out of a can of spray paint? Love all your ideas...thanks for sharing with the Waste Not Wednesday link party.

    1. You're welcome! Love partying with you! I love a good thrifty project!

  4. I love going to the thrift shop to find lots of goodies and then give them a new lease on life! These are a great collection of thrifted find makeovers!

  5. Hi Kate, What great transformations! I especially liked the lamps. Well done! Blessings, Janet

  6. I have to agree that I would never have given the roosters a second look, but painted white they really do look amazing. I think I'll keep my eye open now! (visiting from #BragAboutIt)

  7. I love that coffee bar and those cool lamps!

  8. So many beautiful and thrifty projects!

    Lots of inspiration here.

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely evening.

  9. So now I know how to refinish my old ugly bathroom lights! Great list. I shared on my FB page.

  10. These are some great ideas! I have a few things that I was going to take to the thrift store that I see now with a different light. I think I'm gonna keep them! :-) Thanks for sharing with us at The Wednesday Showcase!

  11. These are awesome ideas! I am amazed at that light fixture too. Thanks for sharing at the Wednesday Showcase party. Pinned!


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