I wanted to share with you a little about how I like to incorporate farmhouse style in my own home using inexpensive finds from the thrift store. If you’d like to watch the live video with HomeTalk via Facebook regarding this very post, here’s the direct link!
I’m going to show you how to use your creativity and think outside the box when it comes to decorating your home using thrift-store finds! Here are 3 ideas to get you started!
1. Old Books
The book covers in the image below definitely don’t fit “style-wise” in our home, but the pages have the perfect patina to them. I found these old books for 25 cents each at a local thrift store. The solution? Tear the bindings off!
All you have to do is carefully remove the covers to reveal a beautiful, farmhouse accessory for your home!
Stack a few of them together, and tie some pretty ribbon or jute around the outside.
2. An Old Frame into a Rustic Chalkboard
There are a gazillion old and outdated frames at thrift stores! And with a little chalkboard paint, you can transform them from blah to wow in minutes! Click here for the full tutorial. I’ve also made a moss-covered chalkboard, and it was so much fun to create! For that tutorial, click here.
3. Old Dishes
That’s another item thrift stores are brimming with — old containers, such as vintage silver creamers, white enamelware, or beautiful, floral bowls!
To upcycle these containers into pretty succulent holders, here’s what you’ll need:
- bag of moss
- bag of white beans
- faux succulents
First, prep your container by cleaning it thoroughly. Next, fill your bowl with beans. Then, place the moss on top, covering the beans. Lastly, insert your succulents. I got mine at the dollar store, and I love them!
Here’s a quick recap: 1. Find old books with ugly covers. Tear the bindings off and stack these new-to-you books to reveal updated shelf decor. 2. Find an old frame, and create a rustic chalkboard! 3. Upcycle an old container into a succulent planter. So, those are just a few ideas to help get you started on incorporating upcycled, farmhouse-style decor from the thrift store in your home!
Here are a few more ideas of diy, thrifted decor that have been upcycled into farmhouse-styled beauties:
Here are some other thrift-store projects that I’ve shared about on the blog over the past 2 years —
I hope you’ve been inspired to find some thrifted treasures! If so, what are you going to be on the hunt for? I’d love to hear about it! Comment below, or stop by and say hey on Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, HomeTalk and Facebook. It always makes my day to hear from my sweet readers!
Have a great day!