*We share affiliate links at no additional cost to you. If you were to make a purchase through our link, it may provide a small commission. You can read our disclosure policy here.
You know when you see “the one” across a crowded room…..instant love connection!
Your heart is racing, your palms are sweaty, and you just hope and pray no one gets there first.
That’s what happened when I saw a French Demijohn with Crate at an antique store.
The romance was short lived with one look at the price tag!
Now, these precious little gems are few and far between, in my world, so I was either going to make my own, do without, stumble upon a bargain one, or……………..
….find a thrift store version (my usual winner).
I’m participating in this month’s Thrift Store Décor Upcycle Challenge, along with some really awesome bloggers, to take a thrift store find and give it new life.
- 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 | Domestically Creative Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Vicki and Jennifer | 2 Bees in a Pod Pili | My Sweet Things
Angela | Simply Beautiful by Angela Kim | Made in a Day
Lindsay | Crazy Organized Marie | DIY Adulation Ann | Duct Tape and Denim
Denise | My Thrifty House Jeanie | Create and Babble Debra | Shoppe No. 5
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled Lora | Craftivity Designs
Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles Jeanee | Centsably Creative
Florence | Vintage Southern Picks Deborah | Salvage Sister & Mister
Make sure you follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!
Back to my antique’mance……..
Hopefully this isn’t reading like a forbidden romance. Well, it kind of was since my pocketbook said NO WAY LADY!!!
I needed to find a new love.
After searching and searching, I saw this little guy and it was a match made in heaven…… or in quicken.
It had mirror sides and some pieces on top. Not sure what it was used for but it kind of reminded me of a bank.
He didn’t need much work done.
There were only a couple of mirror panels and those slid right off…to be used for another project. As well as the top piece was taken off to resemble the crate.
From the backyard, some branches from the Crape Myrtle were added to the look.
It might not be the hunka hunka burnin love original, but he is faithful and pretty darn cute….a real keeper.
If you liked this project, here are 20 more budget friendly farmhouse projects for you and another use I have for glass jars. Finally, if you don’t come upon one at your local thrift store, this would be fairly simple to recreate with some scrap wood.
And now for more thrifty goodness!
Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!