I love to decorate but when it comes to holiday decorating, it’s just not my thing. Perhaps I just have a hard time justifying spending money on things that I only get to display for a month then have to take down. I can, however, definitely afford a trip to the thrift store.
Last week I stopped in at Savers to see if I could spot any great finds. I was pleasantly surprised to find a display rack full of free idea sheets which shoppers could take to give them decorating inspiration. To be un-politically correct…they’re ideas for what do with what some may call “junk” and transform it in to cool decor.
Check out some of their ideas:
Every thrift store I have been to has an over abundance of tarnished silver, silk flowers, and odd brass or ceramic trinkets. Take some black spray paint, pair them together and you’ve got a spook-tacular vignette.
A while back I found a ceramic owl that I spray painted white (here) but you could also use black for Halloween.
Now this is clever…using black and white chess pieces glued around a black spray painted wreath.
Every thrift store has all kinds of china. Here, they simply used image transfer paper to dress up plates for Halloween.
Get this…white spray-painted barbies, a fine-tipped black marker for the lips and eyes…doesn’t get more spooky or appropriately weird than that.
These were only a few ideas but there were like a gazillion more which I would have grabbed if my dude wouldn’t have spit up all over the floor.
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Hey there! I’m Michelle; I’m an Passionate DIY’er and in constant pursuit of how to bring beauty to my house full of men (3 boys + 1 hubby). Stick around and see what I’ve got up my hard-working sleaves!