My Best Repurposed and Upcycled Home Decor Ideas

Today we are looking back over some of the best repurposed and upcycled home decor ideas from 2022. These DIY projects were fun to breathe new life into and a great way to decorate your home on a budget.

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Upcycled Dining Room Table

Can I say this simple project is one of my all-time favorites?

Completing upcycled furniture projects is something I love to do!

Did I say simple? Yes! When you break down a DIY project into steps, they are all simple! And I will hold your hand through each of the repurposed projects!

Our client did not need a table for her dining room. A family member gave this old dining table to her and she wanted to keep it. She came up with the idea to turn it into a coffee table.

With one cut, this old table became a gorgeous coffee table. Our client loved it and it has become a statement piece in her home!

Click the button below to see the transformation!

old oak dining room table with orange wood tones

Cutest Plate Wall Christmas Tree Idea

We were looking for a way to display a Christmas tree between the living room and kitchen area in our own home. We came across the idea of a plate wall Christmas Tree.

This is a great idea if you want to show off old plates. You can find them at flea markets, yard sales, antique shops, or thrift stores. This plate wall is a good use of mismatched plates.

We collected vintage ironstone and transferware plates over the last year. Then I hung them in the shape of a Christmas tree. The tree topper is a small piece of vintage ironstone called a butter pat. Easy Peasy!

Click the button below to see this adorable Christmas tree!

vintage ironstone and transferware plates used as Christmas decorations

Vintage Inspired Buffet Tablescape

Speaking of old dishes, this vintage-inspired buffet tablescape utilizes old items like dishes.

I gathered antique ironstone dishes, vintage silver pieces, and an antique lace tablecloth. Then I placed them on an old table I had made over.  This created a festive buffet tablescape.

Each old cabinet door hanging on the wall acts as a picture frame for the vintage glass ornament trees. Aren’t they so pretty displayed on the chicken wire attached to each old door?

Doesn’t that get your creative juices flowing?

Click the button below to see how to achieve this look for your home!

vintage style buffet tablescape

Thrift Store Wreath Makeover

This fall wreath had seen better days and I knew all that it needed was a little time and attention.

The wreath needed to be painted different colors so I pulled out the chalk paint. Neutral colors are my style.

After toning down the bright orange colors, the wreath looked so much better! All it needed was an easy-to-make bow using natural colored raffia.

Click the button below for this fun and easy wreath makeover!

thrift store wreath diy tutorial

DIY Backdrop Wall for YouTube

Our garage workshop needed a makeover so that I could have a place to record the YouTube videos we make. We cleaned out the garage and used an electric sprayer to spray paint the whole space.

Then we decided to add a feature wall using old picket fence boards. We have used old fence boards for many projects here at Reinvented Delaware.

I still use my craft room to record many of my YouTube videos, especially in the winter. But having this outdoor space for my projects is so much fun!

Click the button below to see how I assembled this gorgeous wall in my workshop!

lady attached picket fence boards to wall

Painted Pillow Covers

I found a new use for celery! Yes, I said celery! You are going to love this simple project!

The handmade throw pillow covers are easy to assemble and are the perfect size for our sofa. See what a little bit of fabric and some chalk paint magic can do? I used drop cloths to make these washable pillow covers so they cost next to nothing!

The colors I chose are for fall, but let your creative juices flow. Think about the other colors you could use for different seasons! The method is so simple and it’s a fun way to use the ends of celery!

Click the button below to see this creative use for celery!

celery used for autumn crafts

Creative Thrift Store Makeovers

The DIY projects I shared in this post went viral on YouTube. Thousands of people enjoyed watching the video tutorial of each thrift store makeover.

I turned everyday items into useful DIY home decor pieces. All I did was use a little paint and some creative ways of thinking!

You are going to love the fresh new look for each of these thrift store finds. BTW, start keeping your eyes open at your local garage sales, thrift stores, and yard sales. You will find many of these home decor items. You can repurpose them for your home!

Click the button below – you won’t regret it!

pile of thrift store home decor pieces including wooden basket, vintage silver plated serving dish, broken table

DIY Boho Side Table

Boho isn’t the style I decorate our own home in but many people love it. Our local customers loved the boho look. We no longer sell our items at a local vintage shop. We enjoyed repurposing projects for the local shoppers. Now we repurpose projects for our home.

When I saw this sweet little side table for only $5, I knew I had to grab it! This easy DIY project is as simple as painting and applying peel-and-stick wallpaper with a boho pattern.

Soooo easy and so much fun to do!

Click the button below for this creative side table makeover!

mid-century table before boho makeover.

How to Paint a Dresser Black

This year I had the opportunity to makeover two pieces of furniture with each of my two girls. It was such a joy to work alongside them!

The first was this old dresser set. One of my daughters was expecting a new baby (he’s arrived!) and she found this incredible dresser set. She wanted to make it her own and also make it handsome for her little boy.

Black chalk paint was the best solution! Follow my step-by-step instructions in this post for a perfect paint finish!

Click the button below to see this easy transformation!

Lady showing how to paint a dresser black.

Rub-On Transfers for Furniture

My other daughter came across this old furniture piece. You will love this armoire. It’s a gorgeous piece of furniture! The armoire was just waiting for her at her local thrift store.

She wanted something special done with it. We came up with the idea to use magnolia transfers from Dixie Belle. The transfers are easy to use giving a fresh look to this furniture makeover project.

The satisfaction of repurposed furniture makeovers is like none other. Taking the old and giving it a second life is the best way to spend my day. Especially when it is spent with someone I love!

And I got to spend two days with my two daughters giving old furniture makeovers!

Lady cutting furniture transfers apart.

My Top Two YouTube Videos

I thought you might be interested in watching the top two videos from this year. It was a big year for us on YouTube.

Our account grew to almost 10K subscribers in just two months. I became part of the YouTube Partner Program! I’m looking forward to what the new year will bring!

This video went viral on YouTube. Thousands of people enjoyed the projects and I am sure you will too.

Click the image below to watch!

creative thrift store makeovers

In the second video, I share more DIY decor ideas. It’s the kind of video I will continue to make because my YouTube subscribers love them. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss any of the creative home decor makeovers I have in store for you!

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What’s coming next year?

The coming year is going to be an exciting one here on the blog. In January, I will be joining three talented bloggers in a Virtual Book Club. Let me tell you all about it!

Each month, we will choose a book and then share a home decorating-inspired post based on that book. We will also be sharing a recipe or some other food-related idea based on the book.

The home decor post will be on the 4th Thursday of each month and the food-related post will be on that Saturday.

We’ve already decided on our first book, Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie. We’re all getting ideas of what our posts will be about. I’m especially looking forward to the project I will share. Fingers crossed it all goes as I have planned in my head!

Feel free to suggest one of your favorite books for our monthly Virtual Book Club. We may pick your suggested book! Wouldn’t that be fun?

Along with the new Virtual Book Club Series, I will continue to share thrift store upcycles, some furniture makeovers, and all sorts of vintage-style home decor inspiration with you!

I’ll even be sprinkling in some easy recipes for dinner, salads and a few sweet treats!

Many of the projects included in this post were completed using Dixie Belle products. The supplies that Dixie Belle offers for the DIYer are outstanding. I will continue to use them in the coming year for many of our makeovers and upcycles!

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9 Comments

  1. Wow so many amazing projects! You must work non-stop! I am so very happy to being doing the Virtual Book Club with you! All the best in 2023!

  2. Wow! You had a busy 2022! So many great projects. They wall you created with the picket fence pieces is a favorite ❤️. Happy New Year!

    1. Isn’t the picket fence wall fun? I’m excited to use that space more when the weather warms up!

  3. This all sounds soooo exciting Cindy!

    I LOVE your Book Club group and can’t wait to follow along. Such a fun idea!

    1. Thanks, Diane! We are excited about the book club too!

  4. SO many fun and creative projects, Cindy! I LOVE your thrift store makeovers and that Christmas wall tree with all of those beautiful plates is AMAZING!
    Such fun things to come this year!

    1. So glad you enjoyed our projects and post Rachel! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. So many good projects. I especially like the painted pillow covers. Your virtual book club sounds fun. Happy New Year!

    1. We’re excited about the virtual book club series this year! Thanks for stopping by Kim!