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Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge May

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I’ve paired up with 19 other talented ladies to bring you a monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge. Each month we will create a new home decor piece from an item(s) we’ve found at a thrift store, yard sale, resale shop etc. There is no budget or specific theme so we are free to let our creativity run wild!

Meet the Hosts

Thrift Store DecorUpcycle Challenge

Meet the Hosts

Amanda | The Kolb Corner      Chelc| Inside the Fox Den
Erlene | My Pinterventures     Kim | Made in a Day     Sara | Twelve on Main
Debra | Shoppe No. 5      Shirley | Intelligent Domestications
Marie | DIY Adulation     Lindsay | Crazy Organized   Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Julie | Live From Julie’s House     Dru | Polka Dot Poplars
Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles     Pili | Sweet Things     Channell | Hobnail House
Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek     Ann | Duct Tape and Denim
Paula | Virginia Sweet Pea     Sherry | Savvy Apron     Stacy | Anastasia Vintage

You can also follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!


I am so happy to be participating in this monthly challenge. You all know how much I love to update thrift store finds! But my favorite part is seeing what all the other bloggers come up with. There are some amazingly creative people out there! Sometimes I’ll look at a before picture of their item and see the transformation and think, how in the heck did they have the vision to create that? It definitely inspires me and we hope it inspires you as well! I was in New Hampshire recently picking up my College girl and had to stop by my favorite Goodwill. They opened a new room in the back of the store that is just furniture-yippee! I found this beautiful half-moon table:

Thrift store half table

Do you see that price?

Thrift store table

Hello-$5 for this lovely table-score! The legs are beautiful and it was in great shape-no repairs needed. I just gave it a good cleaning to prepare it for painting. I really wanted a bright Summer color. I used Country Chic paint in Icicle for the top and Vanilla Frosting for the legs. Don’t you just love the names?

Nautical table

I painted it with two coats of each color, letting it dry between coats. I really wanted to go with a nautical theme and picked up this wood anchor at Michaels for $1.50 with my 50% off coupon!
 
Coastal Decor
 
I traced it with chalk and can use the anchor for another project:
 
 
 
I then used the Vanilla Frosting paint to fill in the anchor:
 
Anchor table
 
I outlined it with a black sharpie paint pen to give it some dimension:
 
Anchor Table
 
A light sanding and clear wax and this little $5 table went from drab to fab!
 
DIY Anchor Table
 
Before & After Coastal Table
 
Thanks for visiting Our Crafty Mom!  Have a great day!
 

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Pili

Wednesday 15th of June 2016

Michelle what a transformation!! I love everything nautical and your table turned out so pretty! Not to tell anything about the price... I wish I had Goodwill around here, I get crazy there anytime I travel to the US

Lorelai

Friday 3rd of June 2016

So fun! Gotta love a nice sea theme!

ourcraftymom

Saturday 4th of June 2016

Thanks for hosting! Have a great weekend!

Cecilia MyThriftStoreAddiction

Tuesday 31st of May 2016

So, so cute ~ love your upcycle! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm!

Jeanne Grunert

Monday 30th of May 2016

Love it, although I wish your Goodwill would talk to ours...they'd mark a table like that at $50 instead of $5. Your project came out great. #HomeMattersParty

ourcraftymom

Tuesday 31st of May 2016

That's crazy Jeanne! The whole point at shopping at Goodwill is to get a deal! I shop routinely in CT, RI & NH and they are all priced in that range. I wish I could ship some to you, lol! Have a great day!

Kim Six

Monday 30th of May 2016

What a daring upgrade. I love the color

ourcraftymom

Tuesday 31st of May 2016

Thanks for taking the time to comment Kim!

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