I’ve paired up with 19 other talented ladies to bring you a monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge. Each month we will create a new home decor piece from an item(s) we’ve found at a thrift store, yard sale, resale shop etc. There is no budget or specific theme so we are free to let our creativity run wild!
Meet the Hosts
Amanda | The Kolb Corner Chelc| Inside the Fox Den
Erlene | My Pinterventures Kim | Made in a Day Sara | Twelve on Main
Debra | Shoppe No. 5 Shirley | Intelligent Domestications
Marie | DIY Adulation Lindsay | Crazy Organized Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Julie | Live From Julie’s House Dru | Polka Dot Poplars
Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles Pili | Sweet Things Channell | Hobnail House
Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek Ann | Duct Tape and Denim
Paula | Virginia Sweet Pea Sherry | Savvy Apron Stacy | Anastasia Vintage
You can also follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!
Thrift Store Farmhouse Bowl
A few months ago, I came across a pretty but plain wooden bowl at a thrift store. It was a really nice piece. I thought it would go nicely in my home as is. Only, once I set it up, I found it clashed with just about everything else I had. I have this weird things about too many different kinds of wood in one space. Between my hardwood floors, rustic barnwood, and raw reclaimed wood, this one just took it over the edge. It was time to create this thrift store farmhouse bowl.
Please don’t hate me for what I did next. I spray painted it…white. Hey, I am nothing if not consistent. Two coats of spray paint and it was ready for the next step.
I am kind of obsessed with using those farmhouse style numbers in my home decor. I decided this bowl needed a little bit of that. After it was done drying I printed off a No. 4 on my computer.
I cute the number and letters out and placed them where I wanted them to be. I then flipped the number and letters over and outlines the shapes with pencil. Yes, this is a transfer method.
Once it was all colored in, I flipped them back over and placed them in the bowl again. I traced them onto the bowl.
Like so. I could have taped it, but it was such a small amount that I just held it in place.
The next step was to paint inside the lines. You know, like we did in school.
And here it is all done. Simple as that.
How fun is it that you can fill it with decor of any kind and then there is that little surprise underneath.
It is also great to set up as a piece of farmhouse decor itself.
This style of bowl just makes more sense in my home. I had never planned on using it in the kitchen with food, so I was not concerned with making it food grade. It will always be a nice decor piece. Not to be used.
I love taking old and unwanted items and giving them a new and transformed life. This thrift store farmhouse bowl is exactly what I was hoping for. The farmhouse goodness oozes out of it.
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