5 Thrifty Makeovers

Happy Monday friends, I have a special treat for you today! Some blogger friends have stepped in to help me while we are moving and our possessions are all packed into storage. If you enjoy a good trash-to-treasure, thrifty makeover, you are going to love today's post! Christy from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer has got the eye for turning an outdated relic into something new and fabulous! I'm going to let her tell you all about these 5 thrifty makeovers!

5 thrifty makeovers

Hello diy beautify readers! I'm Christy and I blog at Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer. Thanks to Cindy for inviting me to hang out here while she is in the process of moving! Cindy and I both love finding thrifty ways to decorate our homes. Today I'm sharing a few of my thrifty makeovers with you. Let's start with this antique mirror I found at the thrift store for $10:

  Antique Mirror Before 

The mirror had become really scratched and was super heavy, so I replaced it with a chalkboard and added hooks for a little added function:

  Replace a scratched mirror with chalkboard from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer 

See the full mirror makeover HERE. How about this old shutter cabinet I picked up at the thrift store for only $8:

shutter cabinet before makeover 

 A little paint went a long way to give this dated cabinet a coastal cottage makeover:

  Thrift Store Shutter Cabinet gets a makeover from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

See the full cabinet makeover HERE. Next up is this flatware chest, a $5 thrift store find:

  flatware chest before makeover 

A new paint job, a French script stencil, and some pretty paper turned this chest into a romantic jewelry box.

Upcycle an old flatware box into a romantic jewelry box 

Upcycle an old flatware box into a romantic jewelry box. 

See more of this chest makeover HERE. This oval wooden mirror I scored for a few dollars at a thrift store...

  Oval Rosette Mirror Before 

 got a sweet makeover with the addition of these easy-to-make drop cloth rosettes:

  Thrift store mirror made over using dropcloth rosettes from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer 

See the complete makeover including the how-to for these rosettes HERE. How about a furniture piece to finish us off? This dresser was an estate sale find that had been hanging around my garage for way too long:

  chest before makeover 

 It got a more sophisticated update:

  Black and White Fleur de Lis Dresser from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

See the full details of this dresser makeover HERE. Five fantastic thrifty makeovers from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com
All of these projects were part of my March Madness, 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days series that I shared this past March. You can see all 31 makeovers HERE.
  March Madness 2016 {31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days} Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer 
I hope you enjoyed these fun updates! Thanks again, Cindy, for letting me spend some time with your awesome readers! Ya'll feel free to visit me at confessionsofaserialdiyer.com any time! :) 


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Wow, right?

I told you that Christy always delivers an amazing (and thrifty) makeover, and today we were lucky enough to get 5! I never would have thought of repurposing a flatware chest as a jewelry box...and Christy's drop cloth rosettes have been on my to-do list for quite a while!

I hope you are inspired to turn your own thrifty finds into fabulous treasures for your home!

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