Thrift stores can house both treasure and trash it seems, and those treasures are not always so obvious when you first look round a thrift store. With a little imagination and some elbow grease and time you can turn an ugly duckling into a beautiful swan!
It is so satisfying to purchase an item at a thrift store that is ugly and unloved, and turn it into something for your home that you will love and cherish. For some ideas on how to turn around an item from a thrift or second hand store, take a look at these great before and after projects.
DIY Silver Leaf Vanity from LiveLoveDIY.
This was just a simple, beaten-up, wooden desk before it was turned into this silver beauty! Using silverleaf adhesive sheets and silver spray metallic paint this vanity desk now looks absolutely beautiful. See the post here.
Photo: The Weathered Door
Bayside Blue Dresser from The Weathered Door.
Taking an old wooden dresser, sanding it and painting it produced this gorgeous blue dresser that would look great in any room in your house. See the full post here.
Photo: The Happy Housie
Thrift store dining chairs into outdoor dining chairs from The Happy Housie.
This is how to take boring old unloved dining chairs and turn them into beautiful vibrant chairs for your deck or patio. See the complete post here
Photo: Design Sponge
A broken chair, refurbished and Rejuvinated from Design Sponge.
This is an incredible before and after DIY project with an ugly old chair to a beautiful designer expensive-looking modern chair. See the complete post here.
Photo: Thrift Diving
Mid-Century Modern Dresser Makeover from Thrift Diving
Mid-Century is all the rage again now, and from this post you can get great inspiration for turning around your own Mid-Century dresser. See the complete post here.
99 cent Thrift Store Table Makeover from Confessions of a Serial Diyer
It is amazing to see how this ugly old table transformed. It has turned into a beautiful blue shabby-chic table, for pretty much any room in your house. See the complete post here!
Hope you enjoyed this round-up of thrift store projects and that it has inspired you to undertake your own!