The benefits of creating upcycled Home Decor are ENDLESS! You can personalize & decorate them using your own style and creativity.
Here are 10 upcycled DIY’s whether it’s to decorate your own home, make as a gift or flip for profit.
The Love of Upcycled Home Decor
Today, I am excited to share with you 10 thrift store flips that I upcycled to resell for profit.
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All 10 projects received two coats of Rustoleum chalk paint in Linen White. Each piece was sealed with either Rustoleum spray sealer or brushed on PolyAcrylic.
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IOD Stamps for Upcycled Decor
Absolutely love the versatility & quality of IOD stamps! In this post, I used them on plastic, fabric, metal, glass and press them into clay to make a label.
I got a very crisp look when using the IOD ink pad and got a fainter look by using paint instead of ink.
Whether you apply them on a flat surface or a rounded one you will have success either way. The design options are ENDLESS!
Materials and Tools Used for these DIY’s
Rustoleum Chalk Paint in Linen White
DIY paint in Apothecary
IOD stamp pad and crockery stamps
Waterslide decal paper
Rustoleum Spray Sealer (6 pack)
Rustoleum Chalk Paint (Linen White)
Polyacyrlic Sealer – Brushes on
1. Metal Pedestal Riser – Upcycled Decor
For our first DIY project we will marry two stainless steel pieces together with E6000 glue.
After painting the piece w spray chalk paint, I added black acrylic paint with Waverly clear wax and buffed it out for a distressed look. It brought out the details and helped make these two pieces look seamless.
2. Hanging Mason Jars – Upcycled Decor
I added an autumn tag & a few florals with lambs ear and a white painted leaf to brighten up these pieces.
Cost- $3.50 each (& paint)
Listed for- $9.99 each
3. Metal Gravy Boat – Upcycled Decor
I used a crockery stamp from IOD & made a label from air-dry clay. Applied DIY paint in Apothecary & wiped back a lot of the paint for a distressed look.
Cost- $1.99 (& materials)
Listed for- $6.99
4. Wooden Photo Frame – Upcycled Decor
This project is so simple and such a great way to upcycle photo frames. My kids will be making their own inspirational frames as a fun, homeschool art project!
Paint the wooden frame & distress with fine-grit sandpaper.
Just design your own image using your favorite bible verse or quote on Canva.com. Make the image the size of your frame and print it out.
We printed ours out onto cardstock paper for more durability & chose not to add the glass to the frame.
I used a sponge brush to add color around the edges then applied a floral design using an IOD stamp.
Listed for $6.99
5. Round Wicker Rattan Mirror
My original plan for this piece was to paint it back then add white chalk paint, then distress the edges but it ended up dingy looking.
So, I went back & painted another coat of white chalk paint then added Apothecary paint in the middle for a simple pop of color.
Listing for $14.99
6. Vintage Style Glass Bottle
My favorite upcycle project is taking empty glass bottles & painting them with chalk paint, adding images, and giving them a distressed look.
Cost- just materials so approx $1
Listing for $8.99
7. Stainless Steel Pot – Upcycled Decor
This sweet little steel pot has a rounded bottom and reminds me of an old milk can.
Added two coats of paint, IOD stamped clay label, & a faint wipe over on the label with Apothecary paint.
Listed for $7.99
8. Wooden Pizza Paddle
It always amazes me how some sanding & a bit of painting can give something so plain such a fresh new look!
Added an IOD crockery stamp on the front with a pinch of floral wrapped in jute twine. Added some jute twine for a hanger and used the IOD ink pad to add depth around the edges.
Listing for $5.99
9. Wicker Hanging Basket
Took some muslin fabric & wove through the top then I cut a piece of the fabric for a label in the front. I frayed the edges of the fabric, ironed then stamped to create the label, and glued it onto the basket.
Listing for $6.99
10. Plastic Pumpkin – Upcycled Decor
This project was one of my favorites to do because I had no end vision in mind when I started. One thing led to another and Viola!
It started out like the rest, then I painted a thin coat of DIY paint in Apothecary. I added a floral stamp by IOD & applied it using chalk paint.
Then brushed on DIY white wax making sure to get into all of the deeper spaces and let it sit for an hour. Once dry I buffed it out leaving more wax along the edges and cracks.
I added one of my tags, a painted white leaf a d some string to the top. I chalk-painted a wooden spool and set a large painted white leaf at the base.
Cost- $ 2.50
Listing for $7.99
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