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Top 20 Thrift Store Makeover Ideas

Check out these great DIY thrift store makeover ideas to get inspired.

The thrift store is my favorite place. I'm being serious. I love it because I am a bargain hunter. And, the ideas I come up with are endless. All you need is some paint, fabric and some creativity and you can come up with some beautiful ideas. Read on for the top 20 thrift store makeover ideas. #thriftstore #upcycle #budgetdecor #howto #howtobuilditblog

I love thrifting, and a good thrift store makeover. It’s kind of like going on a treasure hunt. I am amazed at what you can find for so cheap! All you need is an eye for potential and a can of spray paint to decorate your home on the cheap!

Thrift Store Makeover Ideas

DIY

1. Chandelier

A good chandelier can spice up any room, but they can be a little pricey sometimes. Hit the thrift store and see what you can find there. This great idea I found on the blog Dynomitegirl.

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2. Dining room table

I love this revampted dining room table. I found this idea on House to Home.

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3. Dresser

You can find so many different dressers at the second hand store. Make them great by adding some paint and new knob! I found this at Dishfunctional Designs. I seriously love painted furniture. Here’s a secret about me. My dream is to have a coastal cottage home with all second hand furniture because I think they make some of the best thrift store makeover ideas. Be creative!

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Upcycle

4. Lamp

The Happy Housie has a great DIY project to upcycle an old lamp!

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5. Frames

I love these cute frames! You can find so many to mix and match. Another great idea from Dishfunctional Designs.

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6. Sweaters

There are an endless supply of sweaters at the second hand store, but sometimes they are pretty plain and  boring. Made by Katrina has a great idea to upcycle old sweaters.

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7. Purses and Bags

Create a plain backpack into a fantastic one. My Dessert Cottage has a great tutorial for this bag.

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8. Luggage

Make an old piece of luggage into a great end table. Idea from Earth 911   

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9. Shelves

Recycle and reuse old shelves. Be creative with where you put your shelves. They can save you storage space, and be a great decoration. Love Grows Wild gave us this awesome idea.

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Old Furniture

10. Chairs

I love the idea of mixing and matching chairs. You could paint them all different colors like in this picture, or keep them all the same color. Idea from Cheeky Kitchen.

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Decor

11. Thrifted Clock

An inexpensive way to get an amazing clock! Find the how-to on hometalk.

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12. Wooden Notepad Holder

I love how they turned this notepad holder into a vintage frame. You could use it for old family photos like this one, or use it for more recent photos. This great idea I found on Organized Clutter.

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Budget

13. Grater Photo Easle

This cheese grater was only $1! It’s amazing what we can make with something so cheap! Idea and tutorial on Hometalk.  One of my favorite thrift store makeover ideas because it’s simple with a powerful message.

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14. Cork Board

Use a stencil to paint an old cork board. It will add an awesome touch, and nobody needs to know how cheap it was! Idea from Design Improvised.

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15. Holiday Card Display

Turn an obsolete CD rack into a perfect holiday card organizer! Idea from Design Improvised.

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16. Picture Frame Shelves

Just add some wood to the back of these picture frames and they make the cutest shelves! I found this cute idea on Change of Scenery blog.

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17. Laundry Center

Would you ever believe that this was an old entertainment center? Well it is! If you are one of the few people who already has an organized laundry room, you can use this in any room of the house. This great idea is from Better Homes and Gardens.

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18. Picture Frame Chalk Board

Chalk boards are good for anywhere in the house. I love the look of this simple frame as a chalkboard. I found this great idea on Artsy Chicks Rule.

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19. Ladder Towel Holder

Find an old vintage ladder, give it a little paint and use it as a towel holder in your bathroom, or even a bedroom! This great idea from The Cottage Market.

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20. Chair Shelf

I am in love with this idea! Lynn from Shabby Story showed us this great idea to cut the legs off of an old wooden chair and create this unique shelf that you could use indoor or outdoor!

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6 thoughts on “Top 20 Thrift Store Makeover Ideas”

  1. Couldn’t pull up any pictures of your Revamps. I love the Thirty store, my house is redone with my treasures. Please share pictures.
    Thanks. J

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    • Sorry, Jamie! I just checked and it looks like it is working on my end. It is a slideshow, maybe you missed the arrows? I am trying to make it a little easier to see~ I love the thrift store, too! I just got my mom into “thrifting” with me and she has gotten some treasures, too!

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