Blog Posts - Thrift Store Finds



The EASIEST Thrift Shop Re-purpose EVER!

A thrift shopping trip earlier this year netted this one Demco retro deco style metal bookend from the 1970's.  This before pic was quite blurry in my dark laundry room.  The color is beige.   I had purchased my first can of Krylon Chalky Spr...
by Organized Clutter on Apr 19, 2016

Milk & Cream Company Framed Stenciled Sign

I purchased this square frame at a thrift shop last year.  It and unfinished frame that I stained with the vinegar and steel wool grayish stain.  Then I never did anything else with it, until now, when I found a square of Russian birch plywood (for...
by Organized Clutter on Apr 11, 2016

Four New Thrift Shop Upcycles

This primitive country wooden flag got a new look with Rustoleum Heirloom White Paint and Old Sign Stencils Getaway Collection Stencils.Read more »...
by Organized Clutter on Apr 9, 2016

Miniature Vintage Iron Display Made with Thrift Shop Finds

I think I have shared with you before that I am NOT a  builder.  This tutorial will help other non-builder's make fun pieces for decorating their homes.  This display shelf project started with this small ironing board and napkin holder purcha...
by Organized Clutter on Mar 20, 2016

Thrift Shop Pitcher Plaque Makeover

I purchased this wooden pitcher wall plaque at the thrift shop a couple weeks ago for $2.  The artwork is lovely but the country blue color and busy floral pattern dated the piece.  Here's the makeover and HOW I DID IT:Read more »...
by Organized Clutter on Mar 6, 2016

Thrift Shop Mirror Makeover Fit for a Queen

This dated dark walnut stained mirror was still in its box at the thrift shop, but it was missing one of its shaker pegs.  Here is the makeover and HOW I DID IT:Read more »...
by Organized Clutter on Feb 29, 2016

An Easy Thrift Shop Makeover with Fusion Mineral Paint & Old Sign Stencils

My makeover today started with an 11 x 14 inch thrift shop frame.  Here's HOW I DID IT:Read more »...
by Organized Clutter on Feb 28, 2016

Another Three Dimensional "HOME" Sign with a Thrift Shop Frame

This is my 3d HOME sign with thrift shop frame, and here's HOW I DID IT.  I started this project with another 9 1/2" x 24" pine board too.Read more »...
by Organized Clutter on Feb 27, 2016

Three Dimensional "HOME" Signs with Thrift Shop Tart Pans

A 24" x 5 1/2" pine board and a thrift shop tart tin are transformed into a 3D farmhouse sign today on my blog.Read more »...
by Organized Clutter on Feb 21, 2016

Two Ping Pong Paddles Repurposed

I found these two ping pong paddles at the thrift shop.  I didn't even know there were long handled paddles.Read more »...
by Organized Clutter on Feb 13, 2016

More Thrift Shop Makeovers and Coat Hooks & Grain Sack Stripes

 This was my first thrift shop makeover of the week.  A maple stain wooden magazine rack.Read more »...
by Organized Clutter on Feb 8, 2016

Two Upcycled Thrift Shop Finds for my Farmhouse Style Kitchen

My first thrift shop find is the this wooden "Measure" sign.  It didn't come with hooks but I have seen these before for measuring spoons or measuring cups a while back.Read more »...
by Organized Clutter on Jan 31, 2016

Four Thrift Shop Cutting Board Makeovers!

I always pick up cutting boards or breadboards at garage sales and thrift shops.  I recently picked up these four boards, and gave each a whole new look.Read more »...
by Organized Clutter on Jan 20, 2016

Thrift Shop Candle Sconce Makeover

I purchased this dark stained candle sconce at the thrift shop this week.  These are usually plentiful and inexpensive at my local thrift shops.Read more »...
by Organized Clutter on Jan 17, 2016

HOT Coffee Projects When It's COLD Outside

This is an over-the-sink kitchen shelf from the thrift shop.  It's the single sink size, 30 inches.  I tried a new type of chalk paint today from Dutch Boy in the color "Popcorn".Read more »...
by Organized Clutter on Jan 13, 2016

2 Thrift Shop Makeovers with Fusion Mineral Paint, Stencils and Hooks

It seems like I haven't blogged for a year, well at least not since last year!  I finally took out my paints and stencils and got to work on these two thrift shop finds.Read more »...
by Organized Clutter on Jan 10, 2016

Organized Clutter 2015: A Year In Review

 2015 started off with an easy and inexpensive plant stand made from a thrift shop banana stand.Read more »...
by Organized Clutter on Dec 29, 2015

A Couple of Easy Homemade Gifts

My oldest daughter likes a fun shop in Forest Lake, Minesota, called the Vintage Junky.  She liked these addition signs but without the frames.  Read more »...
by Organized Clutter on Dec 19, 2015

All-White Thrifty Tablescape for Under $20

Today, Tatanisha Worthey from A Mitten Full of Savings is sharing her fabulous idea for how to make a beautiful thrifty tablescape for under $20! It can be easy to spend a ton of money decorating your home. However, if you’re a fan of looking f...
by A Cultivated Nest on Dec 17, 2015

Thrift Shop Makeovers Make Great Christmas Gifts

I always pick up old cutting boards at thrift shops and garage sales.  I like to display them as is as well as up-cycle and re-purpose them.  This cutting board or breadboard (I grew up calling them breadboards) and a smaller one are about to be tr...
by Organized Clutter on Dec 13, 2015


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