Amazing Thrifty Decor Makeovers

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Okay, so y’all know that I love, LOVE finding treasures at a thrift store or yard sale that need some love {or spray paint!}. Few things are more awesome than transforming something that you paid next to nothing for into an amazing piece of home decor.

Whether you are settled in a permanent home or if you are renting a house or apartment, decorating your home on a dime with creative thrifty makeovers is a fabulous way to personalize your space.  I thought that y’all would enjoy a post of thrifty decor inspiration today, yes?!

When I go thrifting or yard sale-ing, I look especially for these things…


I’m addicted to looking at furniture at the thrift shop. I will drool over it and try to figure out where I can squeeze it in my house. Unfortunately, I don’t think I can bring anything else home until we get a larger house. Everything seems like it’s wall-to-wall right now. But, that doesn’t stop me from looking.

Laminate Nightstand Makeover

Pedestal Side Table Makeover

Kitchen Chair Makeover


I’m impressed every single time I drop by my local Habitat for Humanity ReStore because they have lighting fixtures out the wazoo. And they are awesome and very inexpensive.  A coat of spray paint often does the trick to update a fixture from drab to fab.

Vintage Repurposed Light Fixture

Brass Light Fixture Makeover


From trays and “pretties” {as my Memaw calls accessories} to wreath forms and seasonal decor, I am always on the hunt for something that inspires me. Snagging a wonderfully unique piece and personalizing it is quite exhilarating!

Vintage Lap Tray Makeover

Fabric Stamps Update

Vintage Anything

Okay, so these aren’t “makeovers”, but I love looking for anything vintage-ish, old or rusty. Speaking of rusty, I’ve got to show you one of my latest finds next week. It’s awesome!  I’m hooked on old yard sticks, aqua Amish Butterprint Pyrex, old wood and tablecloths.

Vintage Yarn Basket

Vintage Keystone Plate by Canonsbury Pottery

These are just a few of the makeovers and thrifty treasures that I’ve scored. Check out my Project Gallery for more inspiration! I simply can’t wait until yard sale season starts up in the next few weeks. Until then, I’m definitely enjoying hitting the thrift stores around town every week.

Do you shop at thrift stores and yard sales to decorate your home? Do you enjoy making over furniture and various accessories for your home decor?

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  1. I need to start shopping at thrift stores. I can’t begin to express my astonishment as to what kind of finds you bloggers are finding at your local antique and thrift stores. I think I’m really missing out so, come spring time, I’ll be out there, too, trying to find my treasures to bring back to life!
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  2. I am planning to remodel my kitchen and repaint my furniture, I like the red chair, love the paint, want to try this also for my kitchen chair.

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