How to Decorate for Fall with Thrift Store Finds
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.
Meet the Hosts
Amanda | Domestically Creative Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled Pili | Sweet Things Debra | Shoppe No. 5
Chelc | Inside the Fox Den Jeannee | Centsably Creative Michelle | Michelle James Designs
Molly | Just a Little Creativity Angela | Simply Beautiful by Angela
Marie | DIY Adulation Denise | My Thrifty House Lindsay | Crazy Organized
Florence | Vintage Southern Picks Shirley | Intelligent Domestications
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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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Oh, you made me remember I bought a pitcher similar to yours and it would look terrific in white. Thanks for the fall inspiration.
I love that all these needed was a coat of paint. I love the Heirloom White and have used it often. You made these beautiful!
I love how you eased into fall. The think the bucket is one of my favorites because it is quite the transformation. I bet these ideas can be used for all of the seasons.
You just cannot beat the budget savings when creatively decorating with upcycled thrift store finds! Paint works wonders, doesn’t it! I searched the city over for one of those metal thingys to make a door hanging a while back! Wish I had found one at a thrift store! It is so welcoming on your front door 😉
I agree! My house is mostly decorated with thrifted items, which means I don’t feel as bad when I change my tastes lol. Hope you can find one of those hanging buckets. I see them all the time in the stores!
These turned out beautifully Amanda!! I’ve painted pitchers before and I love how fancy and expensive a nice coat of white paint makes them look. The hanging bucket looks super pretty in white too! 🙂
Thank you Angela! I love what a coat of paint can do!
Visiting from the Challenge too. Love that old shelf and I totally agree…simple is quite enough sometimes. Love what you did with the bucket and pitcher too. Chuckled over your hubby and the “welcome” sign. Funny. I’m more like your hubby & my hubby is the opposite. Ha!
Thank you Florence! He is more of a “go away” person haha. When I was looking for a new door mat, I had strict instructions that it couldn’t be a welcome mat, so I settled on home sweet home.
Haha! That works! (Home Sweet Home)
Gorgeous! I always love your decorating style!
Thank you Lindsay!
Amazing what a coat of paint will do! Great transformations. Visiting from Thrift Store Challenge.