diy spring thrift flips | quick, easy, budget friendly home decor

Here are three super easy and quick diy thrift flips you can do with things often found at a thrift store. These projects are budget friendly and are so quick and easy you can do all three in under an hour.

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hanging basket with faux greenery


You'll need:
• a basket
• florals/greenery of your choosing

Baskets are so common at thrift stores and you probably already have one at home. All you need to do is add your own florals and you have a beautiful decor piece. You can use dried florals, faux florals/greenery, or real plants and any shape basket for this project. I swapped out the original old, dusty faux vines from my basket for a more natural looking faux garland I purchased on sale from Hobby Lobby. You can also hang your basket but I decided to place mine on a shelf so the vine could hang from the side.

garland - $8
basket - $10
TOTAL COST - $18


faux antique brass figurine


You'll need:
• rub n' buff ( I used the color Gold Leaf but you can use any color you like)
• metal decor piece

Another thing I love getting at thrift stores is decorative trinkets. I found this cute little metal bird bookend and I just had to get it. This diy was super simple to do and I just rubbed on the rub n' buff with a paper towel. I didn't cover it completely and let some of the previous brown color peak through for an antique look. A little goes a long way so make sure not to use too much rub n' buff specially if you want some of the previous color to peak through.

rub n' buff - $7
book end - $4
TOTAL COST - $11


faux ceramic vase


You'll need:
• vase
• paint
• brush
• baking soda

You've probably seen this DIY all over the internet and that's because it's GREAT. Just mix some baking soda into some paint and brush it onto a vase. I added a lot of baking soda to give it a really grainy texture but you can add as little or as much as you'd like. I also did several layers to add even more texture. If you wanted a smoother texture, you can sand it down a bit but I wanted mine to look rustic and imperfect. If it'll be in a high traffic area, you could also seal it but otherwise, it dries very quick and you're done! Add some cute stems or leave as is.

vase - $3
paint - $1
TOTAL COST - $4


And that's it! I absolutely love quick and easy DIYs and these did not disappoint. I did all three in less than an hour and I spent less $35 on everything. Home decor does not have to be expensive and with DIYs, you can customize any piece to match your style. If you try any of these thrift flips for yourself, tag me on instagram @amayabueno. I'd love to see what you all create!

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