Friday, April 1, 2011

Thrifty Re-Do Roundup #2

Thanks for all of your fun comments on the thrifty re-do roundup on Monday!! (Did you miss it? Click here for Part 1.)

Here is a smattering of other fun projects that I've re-purposed over the last year and love, and a few easy techniques for getting them to be so lovely! Enjoy!

6.) Add Fabric-Covered Foam Board and Hooks to your Frame.

It's the easiest and prettiest way to display your jewelry, like my Long Necklace Holder.

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7.) Freshen Up Trays and Hang.

Looking for a new way to display some old trays? How about adding some hooks and taking them to the wall? I added a little sign and wreath, and instantly loved my "new" trays in this Easy Displays for Old Trays.

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8.) Remove Random Glued on Items, Add Paint.

This was my best line of action with my Thrift Store Blocks Re-do.

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Much more welcoming after.

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9.) Make a Pair Serve Double Duty.

Before these frames were kind of funky.

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So I added batting and fabric to one to make a photo display, in my Clothesline Photo Display.

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And added place mats under the other for a Tray Centerpiece.

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10.) Unify a Random Collection with a Common Color Scheme.


I just recently showed you my best example of this with my Empty Frame Gallery. Random before...

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lovely after.

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I hope you've enjoyed this mini-roundup!! We love thrift stores around here, so if you're looking for more re-purposing ideas, check out the "Thrifting" label on the right hand sidebar for a collection of all of the contributor's re-purposing projects!

See you Monday!!

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2 comments:

angela April 1, 2011 at 8:45 AM  

Love your thrift store redo projects! I am always looking for ways to repurpose old items. I just found this website a week ago and am already hooked. Thanks for sharing your fantastic ideas!

Patrice April 1, 2011 at 8:52 AM  

I am loving all of your thrifty round ups! What a great look back at some in-expensive and high impact projects. Thanks for the inspiration!

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