Is it the thrill of hunting for that hidden gem, or the savings? For me it is both! I love to go thrift shopping and get so excited when I find some amazing pieces at rock bottom prices. I know they look a little rough around the edges, but with just a little work and elbow grease, you can transform it into a beautiful piece of decor. Sometimes with just a simple coat of paint, you can really bring new life into a piece. And that is just what I did for these 3 thrifted items. To see what they looked like before and to see the full tutorial on all three pieces, check out my YouTube video at the end of this post.
The first item I made over was a wine carafe that I purchased for only $1. I sprayed two coats of Krylon Fusion Spray Paint in the Color Matte White , you can find here: https://amzn.to/3f8YSYf added some black chalk paint and a few greenery stems, turning this used wine bottle into a gorgeous farmhouse decor piece.
The second gem I found, was a small picnic basket. When I picked it up, I could just image flowers and greenery bursting from inside, as if it were growing out of the basket. There wasn’t a price tag, so I was a little skeptical went I went to the register to ask how much it was. To my surprise, it was only $1. What a steal. Using the same Krylon Fusion Matte White Spray paint, and adding buffalo check ribbon, this basket turned from drab to fab.
Adding simple greenery, lavender, and babies breath, and it is just what I imaged it would look like when I originally picked it up.
And the third piece was truly a hidden treasure. Tucked away on the bottom of a shelf was a wooden piece, that I was unsure what it even was. Once I picked it up, I realized it was a charging station. Not just any charging station either, this piece sells on Wayfair for $49, and I purchased this one for $3. Now that’s a bargain. Using the same spray paint and simply adding a decal I made with the Cricut Joy, and now I have a gorgeous, high end, farmhouse charging station to hide all of those messy cords. If you like this decal, don’t forget to check out my free printable page here https://wordpress.com/post/countrylilydecor.com/179 You can print this design out and trace onto your project.
I am pleased with how my thrifted items turned out. I hope you are inspired to create something beautiful for your home on a budget. For the detailed tutorial, see my video below. Take care everyone, xoxo Barbara