Looking to add some thrift store chic to your home? Consider these clever DIY home decor project ideas to repurpose vintage finds.
You know the saying “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” and that couldn’t be more true for those of us who like to scour thrift stores, estate sales, yard sales, vintage stores and the like looking for great items that can be brought back to life or repurposed.
Those in the know understand that repurposing thrift finds has its benefits: it can be a more affordable way to decorate your home; it can be a greener alternative than purchasing new; it allows you to show off your creativity and be hands on; and it’s a great way to add truly unique decor to your home. It’s pretty much one of the hottest trends in home decor right now. Don’t believe me? All you have to do is open up any home decor mag or read those home decor blogs and you will see that repurposing DIY home decor projects are all the rage.
Maybe these repurposing project ideas will offer some inspiration for you to get your DIY on.
- Trunk Coffee Table – Create a coffee table from a vintage steamer trunk with just a coat of paint and some legs from a vintage stool or even ones you can buy from IKEA.
- Suitcase Pet Bed – This project is practical as well as creative. It’s pretty simple too, just use an old suitcase and a pillow to make a more presentable dog or cat bed.
- Repurposed Bar Cart – This is one DIY home decor project I can really get behind. Simply paint an old changing table to transform it into a fantastic and practical bar or beverage cart. A great place to find changing tables is at family yard sales.
- Basket Side Table – Baskets are ubiquitous at thrift stores, estate sales, etc. If you come across one that features an intact lid, consider turning it into a side table.
- Church Pew Headboard – If you are lucky enough to come across church pews in your vintage travels, there are plenty of practical ways to use them in your home. One idea for a DIY home decor project is to repurpose a pew into a useful headboard.
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