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Thrift shopping is one of our favorite things to do. We love the moment when we walk up and down the aisles of the thrift store and make an unexpected discovery. The thrill of the hunt is so exciting – but even more than that is the thrill of coming up with ideas for our discoveries. You know how it goes…”this piece is cool”, “wow…what can we do with this?” Each of our homes have thrift store upcycle decor. That’s how we came up with today’s post for our farmhouse tiered bowl. But wait – we are getting ahead of ourselves.
2 Bees in a Pod are so excited to be part of the monthly feature of Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! We have joined forces with lots of bloggers and have tons of thrifty upcycle ideas to get your creative wheels spinning.
- 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 | The Kolb Corner Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles Kim | Made in a Day
Dru | Polka Dot Poplars Erlene | My Pinterventures Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek Pili | Sweet Things
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications Ann | Duct Tape and Denim Debra | Shoppe No. 5 Marie | DIY Adulation
Chelsea | The Johnsons Plus Dog Jes | My DIY Envy Lindsay | Crazy Organized
Molly | Just a Little Creativity Ashley | 3 Little Greenwoods Kimm | Reinvented Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Sue | A Purdy Little House Sara | Twelve on Main
Claire | Pillar Box Blue Chelc | Inside the Fox Den Kim | Farmhouse Made Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled
Sherry | Savvy Apron Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod Lora | Craftivity Designs Megan | C’mon Get Crafty
Denise | My Thrifty House Toni | Small Home Soul Deborah | Salvage Sister and Mister
Make sure you follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!
This tiered stand was spotted at a local thrift store. Not to be gross, but it was filthy and sticky.
We looked past that and the orange finish because this piece is awesome! Someone stated that they thought it was a nut bowl. Our research turned up empty, but we are certain this is a kitchen item.
The best part? Check out this .99 cent price tag!
Cleaning the bowls was the first step – they were even more gross than we first thought. Once the bowls were dry we began painting the entire piece with two coats of chalk paint in pure white.
Being that we wanted this to look like a vintage piece with multi layers of paint, our brushstrokes were haphazard. Once it was completely dry we used sandpaper for a weathered look.
We are always looking for unique ways to display our collections. These vintage bottles are definite faves and deserve to be seen and not stashed away in a cabinet.
The aqua bottles are from the late 1800’s, while the perfume bottle is dated to the 1950’s.
This would also be great to hold jewelry or our vintage skeleton keys.
We love the little legs on the the bottom of the bowl.
For now, this is displayed in the bedroom. We are most positive that this farmhouse tiered bowl will be used in many rooms in the house!
And now for more thrifty goodness!
Check out what our fellow upcyclers created below!