8 Ways to Turn Dinged-Up Thrift Store Finds Into Treasures

Those tattered and dinged-up thrift store finds aren’t too far gone—here are some brilliant ways to bring them back to life from creative Hometalk bloggers.


Tip #5: Cover a Boring Piece in Broken Bits of Mirror

Project via Joy @The Aspiring Home

If you’ve been saving up those shards of broken mirror, or even pieces of ceramic bowls or plates, you’ve got everything you need to cover a boring piece of furniture from top to bottom.

Tip #6: Disguise It with a Fun Theme

Project via Celine

A Lego dresser, a Lord of the Rings bunk bed—adding a theme to a thrift store find by covering it in paint or decorating it with trim, can turn it into an eye-catching accent piece.

Tip #7: Use Yardsticks to Make a New Tabletop

Project via Anne @The Anne With An E

Take planking to the next level by using thrift store yardsticks in all different styles and colors to cover a damaged, stained, or simply uninteresting tabletop.

Tip #8: Go Monochromatic with Your Colors

Project via Lisa @Create Inspire

Use two contrasting colors to bring your piece to life and make it pop. You don’t need to pick two different paint colors—a dark stain and a light paint would have the same effect.

For more amazing furniture flips and thrift store transformations, check out Hometalk's repurposing and upcycling page.


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