Over 100 Repurposed and Upcycled Thrift Store Makeovers for Home Decor

Transforming thrift store finds into stunning treasures! Explore creative repurposing ideas in our latest blog post on thrift store makeovers.

This post is packed full of upcycle ideas for home decor from the thrift store. Here are well over 100 DIY projects for home decorating that are budget-friendly that you can do for your home!

Today, I have a fun post for you! Several of my thrift shopping friends and I got together to share our favorite repurposed and upcycled thrift store makeovers.

We have compiled an amazing list of affordable home decor projects and DIYs that will inspire you to head to your nearest thrift store! Let’s jump in for all of the repurposed ideas!

Pinterest graphic with ten image collage showing thrift store makeovers for a collaberative effort of ten thrift and repurposing bloggers.

Upcycle Glass Candle Holders

Don’t these sweet votive candle holders look like they washed up on a beach? Maryann from Domestically Speaking, shares a great technique to turn new glass into the beachy and frosted glass that is so pretty! Summer is coming and you will want to make these Frosted Glass Tealights for your upcycled coastal decor!

Thrifted glass jars turned into frosted glass votive holders.

Repurposed Vintage Picture Frame

Gail from My Repurposed Life had such a great idea for this upcycled home decor project! Aren’t we always changing out photos of our loved ones? This old picture frame idea is a brilliant way to display and change photos easily! This Photo Display Repurposed Frame will get the job done!

I can show you how to upcycle an old frame and printable wall art for your home decor.

Repurposed picture frame with hardware cloth and printed photographs attached with clips.

Upcycled Riser DIY Project

Do I see a candle stand with a pie pan?? Omgoodness, this is the sweetest repurposed and cheap home decora idea I’ve seen in a long time! Her Candle Holder is not only adorable, it is also inexpensive to make! You won’t believe what Kathy from Petticoat Junktion paid for the pieces to make it – just a few cents!! Yay for senior citizen discounts at the thrift store!! Way to go Kathy!

Making risers are so much fun! I love to use small old wooden trays and turn them into decor risers. Such an easy thrift store makeover you can do!

Repurposed thrift store makeover showing a candlestick and a pie pan made into a food riser staged with fruit and a candle.

Upcycled Side Table

You know I am a furniture makeover girl, right?? When I see upcycling furniture ideas, I pay attention. Then you can see why this sweet table caught my eye! Christy from Our Southern Home must love to do furniture makeovers too – this adorable side table has had two makeovers!

Repurposed thrift store makeover showing a side table that has been painted and staged with a wall mirror and other home decor pieces.

Upcycled Tray DIY

Do you like to corral all of the bottles, makeup brushes, and cotton ball jars into one neat and organized spot in your bathroom? Kristin from My Uncommon Life of Suburbia can help you with that – and in a very stylish way with this Tray Makeover with Peel and Stick Tiles! Upcycled projects using thirft store trays are so much fun!

I used Peel and Stick wallpaper on a small table furniture upcycle you will love! Thanks for the inspiration Kristin!😉

Thrift store tray repurposed into a bathroom tray with stick and peel tiles and staged with bathroom items.

DIY Seed Starting Garden

Sadie from Sadie Seasongoods proves that just about anything from a thrift store can be repurposed! This Tabletop Greenhouse blew me away! This diy upcycle is not only cute it is practical! This upcycled planter is a great way to get seeds started for your garden.

CD storage box repurposed into a table top greenhous.

Front Door Wreath Alternative Idea

In just a couple of months, you will want to put something creative for your front door decoration. What better way to do it than combining upcycled projects! Pam from House of Hawthornes has you covered with this adorable Tobacco Basket Spring Wreath! Your guests will feel so welcome!

You can see a front door decoration I have repurposed three times in my post Easy DIY Door Decorations.

Tobacco basket repurposed into a spring themed wreath for a front door.

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I hope you are enjoying this project! Let me know if you have any questions. Or leave me a comment to tell me about your project and ideas!

thanks, Cindy 😀

Upcycled Plant Stand DIY

You must see the before on this Terracotta Pedestal Column to fully appreciate this upcycled planter and stand. The repurposed home decor piece is dramatic! The design Carlene from Organized Clutter created on the top couldn’t be prettier and it was so easy!

Repurposed terra cotta column repurposed from a thrift store into a plant stand.

Upcycled Scrap Wood Project

You’ll never guess where Suzanne from Shop at Blue found the wood for the cutest Pumpkins she made! These adorable scrap wood projects would be easy and fun to make. This girl doesn’t waste a thing! I think we could be thrifty besties!

Blocks of wood cut into the shape of block pumpkins with branch stems. This is a repurposed wood DIY.

Cheap DIY Home Decor Project

How can I pick just one favorite upcycled home decor project from the year?? It’s kinda like they are all my little children – all being my faves!

But if I had to choose one, I think I will land on this Easy Cake Stand. The whole thing came together for under $5! Maybe that’s why I landed on this being my fave – I am the Queen of Cheap especially when a repurposed thrift store makeover turns out this nice!

close up of thrifted wooden cake stand on a candle stand staged with pitcher, stack of plates and napkins

More Repurposed Thrift Store Makeovers

We have gathered 100 of our favorite repurposed thrift store makeovers and creative upcycled home decor for you to enjoy!

Click any (and all!!) of the images/links below to visit each post! There are so many projects to see – grab a cup of coffee (or two!) and enjoy the posts!

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My Repurposing Thrift Store Lovin’ Friends

Be sure to stop by my friend’s posts to see their favorites for 2021. I am sure you will enjoy all of the repurposed thrift store makeovers. This is a talented group of ladies!😊

Maryann with Domestically Speaking 100 Repurposed Projects to Inspire

Gail with My Repurposed Life Upcycled Home Decor

Kathy with Petticoat Junktion Best Thrifty Decor Makeover 2021

Christy with Our Southern Home 100 Thrift Store Decor Ideas

Kristin with My Uncommon Life in Suburbia 100 Thrift Store Projects for Your Home

Sarah with Sadie Seasongoods 100 Repurposed Projects for Home and Garden

Pam with House of Hawthornes 100 Clever Upcycling Ideas for the Home

Carlene with Organized Clutter Thrift Store Decor Teams’ Best Projects of 2021

Suzanne with Shop at Blu My Favorite Thrift Store Decor Team Upcycles from 2021

and me with Reinvented Delaware!

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Cindy Rust

Cindy has been decorating her home with thrift store finds for 40 years. She is an avid thrift store shopper who loves to makeover the items she finds into vintage-inspired home decor and furniture. When she isn’t thrift shopping or painting a piece of furniture, you can find her making homemade butter, working in her garden, or painting with watercolors.

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    1. Can you believe we get to be a part of this amazing group?? 😊

  1. Cindy,
    I know I’m not alone when I say we’re happy to have you on the “team”. I love all the projects you chose. My photo display was a new purpose for an old frame. I’ve never done anything like that before. You know it gets harder and harder to be the FIRST at something these days. 🙂

    1. Gail, thank you for your kind words! It is such an honor to be part of this amazing group of talented women like yourself 😊

    2. A great post. I have many pieces in our home that are upcycled.

      I enjoy recreating

      1. You are so good at recreating too Cindy!

  2. What fun thrift store projects! Thrifting is one of my favorite things to do!

    1. Thrifting is the best! Thanks for stopping by today Daneille!

  3. So many great projects!

    1. I agree Maryann! So much talent in this group!

    1. Thank you Carol! This group is so creative!😊

  4. I love all of your picks and I can’t wait to see how you incorporate the peel and stick into your kitchen. If I lived close I would help 🙂

    1. It would be so much fun to work on a project together! Thanks, Kristin – and thanks for all of your help with this hop!😊

    1. Can you believe it?? 100?? This group is talented!