- 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.
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It’s time for another Thrift Store Upcycle Challenge!
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This month, I went slightly off my norm. I tend to gravitate towards to art or painted furniture, and I wasn’t really feeling any of it. Instead, I snagged an old Melissa and Doug wooden box. I knew exactly what I wanted it for : a remote control station to store the numerous remotes we have lying around.
I hate blonde wood in any form. This definitely required staining.
I love this stain, it goes on so easily. I completed this project with one foam brush and one coat.
Next, I pulled out my Cricut to cut out a phrase I found on Pinterest.
I used Picmonkey to design my phrase, and went with a cut-friendly font. I used “Boiler Typeface”, a font I downloaded from Fontbundles. Once it was cut, I weeded out the excess vinyl for the phrase.
Once it was weeded out, I applied my transfer tape and applied it to my project.
Once I stripped back the transfer tape, I had a nice finish to my new remote control station.
With all the remotes in this house, I’m not sure I could have made a better decision for a craft!
This might be the best thrift upcycle I’ve done, and definitely the easiest!!
And now for more thrifty goodness!
Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!