Before and After Thrift Shop Flips

Every Tuesday for Treasure Trove Tuesdays I show you the things I find while out shopping for my Etsy shops, Little Vintage Cottage and Little Boho Cottage.

Many of those are destined for makeovers and today I'm sharing a couple of those thrift shop flips!

thrift shop flips


This plain wood letter holder is one.


I took it all apart, cleaned it up (it was full of nasty spider nests, eek!) and gave it a fresh new paint job!


And here it is now!


 The paint color is called Bahama Sea and I hand-painted the words on each pocket.


So much cuter now right??!!

This pedestal bowl also got a makeover.

I used the same Bahama Sea paint and here it is now...


I gave both the bowl and the mail holder a good distressing too!


Trays can be up-cycled into something different.


I made this one into a magnetic memo board.


I punched some holes into the sides and added a ribbon hanger. With the addition of a vintage magnetic clip with a cute "Smile" tag added you have a place for your grocery list!


This one should be pretty obvious... it's two old cake pans with a candlestick joining them into a tiered stand! I used my "Stayz On" Ink and large letter stamps to stamp the words "Store, Stash, Organize, Hold" around the outside.



Next up is some repurposed chicken wire and an old door knob made into a unique cloche!


I added some pretty green ribbon and a laser cut, wooden skeleton key for embellishments.

 Jello molds repurposed into photo stands or place card settings!


And here are some more old molds that I mounted on a piece of trim molding (old and chippy). In this picture I was using it as a vintage desk organizer.


This is half of an old globe that I mounted to some reclaimed fence boards with a vintage molding frame!

And here is another old cake pan stand!



What do you think? Do you like to repurpose old things and give them a new, sometimes totally different life?