10 Awesome Thrift Store Makeovers for Under $20

June 16, 2015 | FILED UNDER: Uncategorized
thrift store makeovers

I’ve been blogging for the Goodwill for nearly a year now, and my monthly “Thrifty DIY” posts where I take a common thrift store item and give it a modern makeover, are among some of my favorite posts (and yours too!).

Today I’m rounding up some of my favorite Thrifty DIYs – all for under $20! I chose items that your local thrift store is guaranteed to have on a regular basis – straw baskets, vintage glassware, and old books, among others. Here’s how you can give them a new life!

1. Embroider wicker baskets with yarn

Yarn embroidered baskets

2. Add a modern touch to vintage wood bowls

Modern painted wood bowls

3. Transform old encyclopedia pages into paper flowers

Encyclopedia flowers

4. Stencil a pretty pattern onto a plain cork board 

Stenciled cork board

5. Add a metallic touch to vintage glass dishes

Metallic painted vintage glass dishes 

stenciled serving tray

7. Turn old school paper plate holders into modern geometric wall art

modern basket wall art

8. Give a thrifted straw tote a summery makeover

painted summer tote bag

9. Transform an obsolete CD rack into a cool holiday card display

holiday card display holder

10. Make a one-of-a-kind Easter basket

diy easter basket

This post is written in support of Goodwill San Antonio. All content and opinions are my own.


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