It’s a New Year and a new Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! We took a few months off for the holidays, but we are back to show you more upcycled thrift ideas! This time we have joined forces with even more bloggers and have tons of thrifty upcycle ideas to get those wheels spinning.
- 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.
Meet the Hosts
Amanda | The Kolb Corner Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles Kim | Made in a Day
Dru | Polka Dot Poplars Erlene | My Pinterventures Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek Pili | Sweet Things
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications Ann | Duct Tape and Denim Debra | Shoppe No. 5 Marie | DIY Adulation
Chelsea | The Johnsons Plus Dog Jes | My DIY Envy Lindsay | Crazy Organized
Molly | Just a Little Creativity Ashley | 3 Little Greenwoods Kimm | Reinvented Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Ali | Home Crafts by Ali Sue | A Purdy Little House Sara | Twelve on Main
Claire | Pillar Box Blue Chelc | Inside the Fox Den Kim | Farmhouse Made Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled
Sherry | Savvy Apron Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod Lora | Craftivity Designs Megan | C’mon Get Crafty
Denise | My Thrifty House Toni | Small Home Soul Deborah | Salvage Sister and Mister
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aka Block and Tackle
You all know how we feel about thrift stores. You can see some other transformations we have done HERE and HERE. We also have this post on items you will want to look for at your local thrift store.
One of our very favorite places to go is the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. In fact, it’s often a favorite date night evening.
Awhile back we landed upon this gorgeous block and tackle/pulley for 5 buckaroos. It’s a moment that you quickly pay before anyone changes their mind.
We already had another one at home without the hook.
The Mister’s wheels were a turning. What will we do with this thing of beauty?? At first, it just sat on the floor until we could figure out what project would best feature it.
(Sorry for the bad pics but aren’t before pics suppose to be ugly?)
When we did the One Room Makeover – Game Room and the light bulb went on…well actually that was the problem. It was just a light bulb in the stair case leading up to the game room. Hmmmmmmmm!
A pulley light was exactly what we “needed” for our industrial, rustic, salvaged home.
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- 2 Pulleys (one with a hook) – BLOCK AND TACKLE is what it is all together
- Rope (we purchased 20 ft)
- Lamp Cord
- Ceiling Plate (canopy kit)
- Raintight Compression Connector
- Connector, Squeeze
- Edison Bulb
- Light Socket
- Metal File
- Large Ring
- Wire Cutters
- Utility Knife
WHAT WE DID
**PLEASE note, this is for inspirational purposes only. Consult a trained professional before attempting any projects you do not have expertise in.
- We ran the rope through the block and tackle the length we wanted it to hang.
- A short piece of leftover rope was tied around the upper pulley.
- Using the metal file the center hole of the cover plate was enlarged to fit the compression connector.
- The compression connector was attached to the cover plate in the newly enlarged hole.
- The rope and wire were fed through the compression connector then the squeeze connector was attached to hold both the wire and rope in place.
- The wire was fed along the rope to the light socket at the hook.
- The cage was attached to the light socket.
- We attached a large ring to the cage where the wire was attached to the light socket.
- It was then attached to the ceiling (again, all electrical work should be done by a professional).
- We choose to run the rope through an eye bolt on the wall for our specific look.
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