Another Thrifted Upcycle Journey

Went home from my overtime shift and was right away greeted with my Akyn with these sweet flowers for Mother’s Day. All my tired muscles regained my lost energy because of my little charming boy who never failed to make me feel liked I’m the best mum in the world. Thank you Palangga.😘

We got two Mother’s day celebration because both the Philippines and the UK got two different dates in celebrating my special day as a MUM. It’s a nice treat for me from my boys then. Who wouldn’t love to get some appreciation from all our hardwork pretty Mommas. To all the georgous moms who never stop working our beautiful behind for our family, happy Mother’s day to us.🥰

For today, I’ll share another thrift finds we got with my Akyn. After his class it has been part of our routine to drop by to some charity shops and find treasures we could upcycle for our home. Why buy an expensive one if you got the eye to restore the beauty of a forgotten jewel?

My everyday companion for my shopping journey wearing his retro looking pair of shades. LOL.

So, here are few of the stuff we bought costing less than five pounds. Yes, that’s how cheap I’ve spent for them!

This vintage vinegar container and the stone bird already looked splendid and could definitely match the farmhouse vibe decor I’m trying to achieve for my home. So, I didn’t do any changes to them. I super love the antique looking vinegar little jug. I don’t know if it’s genuinely antique though as there is no label on it but anyway I’m so happy for this new treasure.

I did first the easy upcycle project which is changing the color of the neon yellow candle holder. Bright colors are not my thing anymore. It’s a sore in my eyes whenever I see something too brightly painted in the house. I kind of like the earth tones now. More on subtle shades to calm my busy brain activity. LOL

From the annoying bright yellow it has now turned into a classic chalk painted white candle holder. It’s so pretty! The scented candle was from Wilko about two pounds.

Next is this wall hat/ coat wooden hooks. I bet this came from a kid’s room because of the cartoon owly paint on it. Did simply paint it with white then distressed it using my wood stain to make it look like an old one. Wrapped the hooks with a Jute Twine to cover the glossy brown paint on them. It turned out like this. Yey, I’m happy with the output!

I also finished the paint of my wooden hooks with the Rust-oleum Furniture Lacquer to let the paint last. I’ve seen so many recommendation of videos about using this or the wax to protect the paint from everyday wear and tear.

I got a bit confused on how I can upcycle these two black and golden bird frames. They both already look nice but it wasn’t just the color that would fit with my style. I’m not into those shinning decor for now.

I first removed all its parts so it’s easier for me to decide on how to transform it.

Then painted the golden birds with my chalk cream Rust-oleum and used the chalk white for the wooden frame. Also used my wood stain to distressed the paint.

Used this Burlap garden fabric to cover the black background where the birds will be attached to. I bought these two for my everyday crafty projects. They can give a huge aesthetic difference just like what it did to this project.

and yes I am very happy with my pretty upcycled frames.

Staying at home has never been a boring thing for me to do because I always find ways to be productive. Will be heading to another thrift store journey decor hunt with my Akyn after his class today for me to have another project to do on my next week’s rest days.

Have a lovely morning pretyy Mommas.❤

  1. so nice and creative…
    keep up the good work

    1. Thank you. ❤️❤️❤️

  2. Wow, these turned out great. You are so creative!

    1. Thank you

  3. Thrift stores are the best for up cycling!

    1. Yes they are, definitely!

  4. Such a sweet boy you have! I love your new treasures. Those birds look good painted white.

    1. Thank you. ❤️

  5. Happy Mother’s day. I love what you did with the vinegar can. Very rustic and stylish.

    1. Thank you. ❤️

  6. I love those upcycle pieces. They are so beautiful, and you are so creative.

    1. Thank you. ❤️

  7. Those are quite some pieces for less than 5 pounds. And I bet that’s the best feeling ever, to be greeted by your adorable son after an overtime shift.

    1. The best feeling ever. ❤️

  8. How creative! Upcycling can be so much fun

    1. True. I agree

  9. Thrifted is the best way to go, IMO! My entire home is boho and I did it all on a dime-the thrift store was my primary shopping source. It takes more time this way, but it’s more eco friendly and so much more budget friendly.

    1. Exactly my thoughts. ❤️

  10. I always love to upcycle. These turned out so good!

    1. Thank you. ❤️

  11. These turned out absolutely wonderfully! Love itl

    1. Thank you. ❤️

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