7 Days of Thrift Shop Flips for National Thrift Shop Day - Day 6 - Shovel

Today is day 6 of 7 Days of Thrift Shop Flips in honor of National Thrift Shop Day, I can't believe tomorrow will be the last day already... don't worry though... I will continue to do thrift shop flips now and then :o)

Repurposed old shovel

Today's project is another really simple one... now that I think about it, they've all been pretty simple! I think that's great though... inexpensive + quick and easy = awesome unique home decor on a limited budget! That works out great for people like me who like to change their decor often!

I found this old shovel head at a nearby thrift shop. It's a small shop on the outskirts of a small neighboring town and although it's clean and they keep it pretty well organized I've heard some people say they don't like it... it's not a large chain like a Goodwill or anything but I actually prefer that! It's one of my favorite shops. Never crowded, staff is super friendly, and I almost always come away with at least one treasure!

This shovel was $1.50.


I love the little bit of blue left up where the handle would attach and the rusty spots.

I thought it would make a cute garden sign!


I just printed the words in the font and size I wanted and then used white transfer paper to transfer them to the shovel. The white showed up better than black that you would use for most projects. Then I just painted over the letters freehand.

I had the metal flower garland piece already... I found it years ago at a thrift shop and kept it because I thought it was so cute! It made it through a couple of moves and several big purges!! Since it is metal/wire it just wrapped around the end of the shovel.


I sprayed it with clear sealer to protect it from the weather (and sprinklers!)



Be sure to join me tomorrow for Day 7 (the final day) of 7 Days of Thrift Shop Flips to see what I've done with this simple little salt shaker!


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