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!


Sally Ann said...

Very nice! Love what you did with it.

Little Vintage Cottage said...

Thank you!


Donna Wilkes said...

A garden sign delight! I really dig this.