Decorating on a Budget Series: Transform Goodwill Products

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I decided to share with you another post from the series “Decorating on a Budget” (Check out the Dollar Tree post). This time I went to Goodwill to look for a potential DIY decor product. There are many Goodwill stores and second hand boutiques in my area. What I like the most with these type of stores is the ability to give items a second chance! I really believe it’s not always necessary to purchase new items when there are plenty of unused ones out there. Of course, there are items such as sofas, mattresses etc. I would not purchase due to the risk of bringing unwanted guests to our home. I only go to the home decor section and this time I managed to find a really beautiful vase for only $2.25! I’ll show you what I did to transform this piece… Just continue reading!

Decorating on a Budget: Transform Goodwill Products DIY

This vase is so beautiful. However, the dark brown/red color is not really brining the true beauty of this vase… It actually looks old and outdated. The good news is I only used one product to DIY this vase into a beautiful modern piece. You will find the product listed below…

What you need:

Yes… You only need acrylic paint. THAT’S HOW EASY IT IS! Also, you decide if you want to add flowers, a topiary etc. or nothing! Your choice…  I choose to add a topiary ball on top of it and WOW! It has definitely impressed my family and friends. Everyone thinks I’ve bought it at Tj Maxx, Pier1, Macy etc. My mom thought I purchased it for 30 dollars! My comment back: Insane. I would never spend that kind of money on one item! I purchased the topiary ball from Hobby Lobby a few months back and used a 40% coupon and it cost me less than 5 dollars.

Decorating on a Budget: Transform Goodwill Products DIY

 

So, what do you think about this series? And what do you want to see in the next upcoming post? Leave a comment below and share with me your thoughts because it helps me to know what you enjoy to read and see on the blog! Your feedback is highly appreciated!

 

 

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Decorating on a Budget: Give Dollar Tree Products an Makeover

This post contains affiliate links, which means I earn a small commission. This helps support and improve my blog. See full disclosure here.

I really enjoy decorating and crafting. Combining these two is a great way to create unique pieces and save money at the same time! Every time I visit department stores such as TjMaxx, Pier1, and atHome, I find many decor products for our home. However, it can easily be very expensive just by buying two or three products alone! It is very tempting to buy everything because many store are carrying more and more farmhouse style products which is my biggest weakness. I am all about not breaking our monthly budget and enjoy things in life at the same time. That’s why my goal is to always find new ways to save money without going over our budget. This is the reason why I decided to start a new blog series called “Decorating on a Budget” to share with you different ways to transform products into expensive looking pieces.

Decorating on a Budget: Give Dollar Tree Products an Makeover

The first post in this series is about giving basic Dollar Tree items an makeover. There are many decorating items at Dollar Tree but most of the time they sell the same products or they tend to look too cheap. However, this is necessarily not a problem! In this post I will show you how to transform Dollar Tree frames into expensive and unique looking decor pieces.

What you need:

TIPS: You can purchase the Martha Stewart paint at Michael’s and use a 40% off coupon to save more money! That’s what I always do! 

Decorating on a Budget: Give Dollar Tree Products an Makeover

 

Decorating on a Budget: Give Dollar Tree Products an Makeover

 

Instructions:

  1. Start of by removing the backside, glass etc. from the frame.
  2. Paint the frame with any color you want. I used the color “Cloud” by Martha Stewards’s product Satin Acrylic Craft Paint. There are 78 other colors available!
  3. Let the paint dry for at least an hour before adding the second coat.
  4. Place the backside of the frame on the white poster board to outline and cut the background for the frame.
  5. Use any wall stickers from the Dollar Tree and place them however you want on the white paper board.
  6. Place the glass back on frame, add your new white background with the stickers you have chosen, and lastly, place the backside of the frame and seal back the frame.
  7. DONE!

This project is so easy to make and the only thing that is time consuming is the painting because you have to wait for a while between each coat. Also, I only spent around six dollars for both projects. Lastly, the best part is you cannot tell the that this project was made by using almost only Dollar Tree products.

 

What do you think about the frames? Do you want to see more of this type of series on the blog? Please leave a comment below! Your opinion is very valuable to me! Thank you!

 

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