Looking to refresh your home? Before you spend hundreds or thousands of dollars buying new stuff, channel your inner Chip and Joanna Gaines from Fixer Upper or Steve and Leanne Ford from Restored by the Fords and try your hand at up-cycling items from Community Thrift. You can find so many hidden treasures or used pieces with good bones and use a little creativity and ingenuity to transform them into a stylish treasure for your home.
Armed with Pinterest, paint, sandpaper and the ability to look beyond the surface, we’re sure you can makeover some great thrift store finds, while saving yourself some money and benefiting a good cause.
Find an old dresser with a missing drawer? Can you imagine it with a fresh coat of bright chalk paint and some wicker baskets as a chic way to hide your kids’ toys?
No kids? Use black chalk paint and some galvanized metal containers to re-purpose while adding farmhouse charm to your foyer or mudroom.
You won’t have any trouble finding a wide selection of picture frames at most thrift stores, and these are great for up-cycling. Take a large frame, paint it white, distress it, hang a wreath from a piece of burlap right in the middle and voila, you’ve got a statement piece to display on your mantle, entry table or blank wall in your living room.