Save time and money this season by learning how to decorate for Fall with thrift store finds. See how I updated and used ordinary thrift store items to help add a little autumn flair to my home.
It’s that time for another monthly thrift store challenge. Can you believe this is our second to last challenge for the year? We will be taking off again for November and December, but will start back up again in January.
For this month’s challenge, I upgraded a few thrift store finds to help me decorate my home for Fall. I love saving money where I can, so using thrift store finds to decorate with is always a fun challenge!
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
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How to decorate for Fall with thrift store finds
Items you’ll need:
- Thrifted Hanging Bucket (similar)
- Thrifted Pitcher
- Rustoleum 2x Spray Paint
- Floral foam brick (big enough to fit inside your bucket)
- Florals (I used my own dried hydrangeas and these branches)
- Wired Ribbon
First things first, always clean your thrifted items really well first.
After I cleaned the hanging bucket and pitcher really well and removed the wired stars from the bucket, I gave them 2 coats of Rust-Oleum 2x Spray Paint in Heirloom White. I was nervous about it sticking to the enamel on the pitcher, but it worked like a charm. It also gave the pitcher a really nice flat satin finish, instead of being shiny.
The pitcher only needed to dry before I could put it on display. I popped in some hydrangeas I dried from our front yard and set it on top of a few old, worn and thrifted books.
For the hanging bucket, I decided I wanted it to go on our front door. Since my husband hates having anything on our front porch that says “welcome” *insert eye rolling emoji* I had to settle for a simple bow. Then, I shoved a floral foam brick inside my hanging bucket and inserted a few faux dried eucalyptus branches.
One more thing that I did to help decorate for Fall was place this old worn shelf I snatched up at Salvation Army for $2 on top of last month’s thrift store challenge cabinet. I placed a white pumpkin and few pine cones inside to dress it up. Sometimes you can let thrifted items be and just admire them in their old, beat up glory 😉
How are you decorating for Fall?
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