It’s time once again for our Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge. I know I say this every month, but it is seriously my favorite day of the month!! There are so many talented bloggers who participate in this monthly challenge and I am always blown away with the creativity of these ladies.
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For once I actually finished my project early. Check out how easy it is to Upcycle A Chicken Feeder Into A Table Centerpiece.
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- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
Meet the Hosts
Amanda | The Kolb Corner Kim | Made in a Day
Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled Pili | Sweet Things
Debra | Shoppe No. 5 Jeannee | Shepherds and Chardonnay Sue | A Purdy Little House
Kimm | Reinvented Ann | Duct Tape and Denim Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home
Dru | Polka Dot Poplars Toni | Small Home Soul Angela | Simply Beautiful by Angela
Michelle | Our Crafty Mom Marie | DIY Adulation Chelsea | Making Manzanita
Michelle | Michelle James Designs Denise | My Thrifty House Sara | Twelve on Main
Molly | Just a Little Creativity Chelc | Inside the Fox Den
Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek Florence | Vintage Southern Picks
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For those of you new to Our Crafty Mom, my Dad loves to find pieces for me to upcycle-usually on the side of the road. He has found some incredible pieces. A few weeks ago I asked him if he could keep an eye out for an old chicken feeder as I really wanted to make a centerpiece for my dining room table. Sure enough he showed up the next week with this one that was actually in his shed!
I didn’t care that the inside was rusty as it was going to be covered anyway. All I cared about was that it was a solid piece with no holes, so I could float flowers in it. The rust on the outside added to its appeal. Also, the size was perfect for my large dining table. All I did was give it a good cleaning and then tested it with water to make sure there were no tiny holes that I missed. I didn’t want to damage my wood table. The hardest part was deciding what I wanted to fill this with.
As I have a large hydrangea bush in full bloom in my yard, I decided to fill it with beautiful hydrangeas in varying shades. Aren’t they the prettiest colors?
I love how the soft hydrangea looks against the rusty metal. So far the blooms haven’t wilted and it has been 4 days! The best part is this entire centerpiece didn’t cost me a penny!
To give it some height I added 3 Dollar Store candle holders with white taper candles. Wouldn’t this make such a lovely centerpiece at a Rustic Outdoor Wedding?
Fall is absolutely my favorite time of the year for decorating and I cannot wait to fill this with mums, pumpkins and gourds! Don’t even get me started on my Christmas ideas! Let’s just enjoy Summer a little bit longer.
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And now for more thrifty goodness!
Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!