Thrift Store Makeovers: How to Make DIY Farmhouse Decor

by Simplify

Deidre from Our Upcycled Life on YouTube continues to inspire us with her thrift store makeovers. This time, she turned some of the items she recently got into thrift store farmhouse decor. Let’s take a look at her projects!

Deidre started by painting a little glass tray with black spray paint, and then covered it with her homemade white chalk paint.

She then distressed the paint with the edge of her scissors to give it more of a farmhouse look and applied a graphic with the word “Sparkle” using Mod Podge and a damp rag. Finally, she sealed it all with polyacrylic sealer. Deidre is planning to use the dish for her rings and earrings.

In another project, Deidre turned a wooden serviette holder into a spot for mail and other important papers to keep at the front door. She coated it with white paint, applied a “Mail” graphic, and gave it a good sanding to make it look more rustic before sealing it.

Deidre used a similar technique on one of the rolling pins that she found: she spray painted it, sanded it for a distressed look, and applied a graphic. She then tied a ribbon and a burlap bow to the handle.

Items at the thrift store

For the second rolling pin, she painted the handles red and decoupaged the middle part in a paper bag with an old newspaper print using Mod Podge.

Finally, she got an old stool, spray painted it in black, distressed it with candle wax, added two more layers of paint: green and yellow, added more candle wax, and finally another layer of white paint.

This created a messy look where all the colors peeked through. She then sanded the stool and added a “Farmer’s Market” graphic.

Thrift store makeovers

Which one of Deidre’s farmhouse thrift store makeovers did you like best? Share your favorites in the comments!

For more budget home ideas, discover these 7 easy thrift store upcycles for home decor or this guide on how to make your home look expensive on a budget.

To see more videos, check out the Our Upcycled Life YouTube channel.

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