Wooden Corner Shelf Re-Purposed As A Christmas Tree

 This corner shelf was one of the items in my August Thrift Shop and Garage Sale Post.  My mom actually got it second hand at a sale in her apartment building.

When I saw this shelf, I saw a Christmas tree. 

Create Boutique Style Gifts With Thrift Shop Finds

Besides creating great decor for your own home, you can create boutique style gifts for your friends and relatives too.  

Like this thrift shop snowman tray above!  I paid $2.99 for it.   It was mass produced, machine painted, and dated.

 I purchased this wall art mostly for the frame.  I paid $1.00.

Let's make them into boutique style gifts anyone would love to give or receive.

Vintage Rusty Snow Shovel Sign

Do you pick up vintage yard tools at rummage sales?  Including old snow shovels?  

Well I do, but I live in Minnesota.

Goodwill Faux Printer Tray to Stenciled Christmas Farmhouse Decor

I don't get to the Twin Cities very often, but I was able to visit a Goodwill in St. Louis Park.  

I found this divided wood tray (among other things). 

I wasn't sure exactly what my purchase was originally.
 *One of my readers identified this item as a Mancala board.

Thrift Shop Repurposed Frame Christmas Tree 2017

Last year I took a pile of thrift shop frames and created a Christmas project!
 The sizes were, measured from the outside edges, 12" x 10", 14" x 17", 17" x 24", and 5 3/4" x 7".

Vintage Tell City Footstool Gets a Boutique Style Up-cycle

I purchased this vintage Tell City footstool several years ago at a local primitive occasional shop for $20.

The finish was very worn and the fabric was faded and soiled.

Thrift Shop Tavern Style Beer Sign Gets A Farmhouse Makeover

Here's one of my crazy purchases from the thrift shop!  

Even though the sentiment "BEER Helping White Men Dance Since 1867" is pretty funny, it's just not a sign I really want in my home.

Let's give it a farmhouse makeover!  I love the hinges on the frame.

Upcycled State Pride Thrift Shop Toolbox

 I think this little toolbox was a high school shop project.  The student had signed his name on the bottom.

The price was right, and it had possibilities.

Thrifted Breadbox Gets Farmhouse Style with Paint & Stencils

Unfortunately, my "before" photos of my thrift shop breadbox are unavailable.  I had no memory card in the camera.  Senior moment!

But I found my breadbox's twin on ebay.

Garage Sale Upcycle with Chalky Finish Paint & A Buffalo Check Stencil

This great little vintage table was one of my garage sale and thrift shop finds in August.

It's a somewhat unusual pedestal table because its top is rectangular and not round or oval.