Thrift Shop DIY Home Decor


I love visiting my local thrift shop once in a while.  It's like playing treasure hunt.  With a little imagination, you can achieve so much at a very low cost.

I picked up this Hurricane lamp for $3.99. It had some scratches and the gold plated finish was damaged.


But overall, it was in very good shape.  So I decided to stop at my local Home Depot and Dollar store to create my DIY.


I spray painted it with a metallic gold color outside and let air dry for about 3 hours.


Look at the results! Just fantastic, I think! From the Dollar store, I bought a bunch of artificial flowers. Sure I love fresh ones too, But these were really pretty plus for $10, I was very pleased walking out of the store.


At Walmart, I bought a foam bowl for $3 to use as a base for my flower arrangement. I am no expert trust me😩  I just randomly pinned each flower after using a wire cutter into the foam.


I am very pleased with the finish product! I think I will be making more of these in the near future to decorate my home.  This is also a great project when you need to decorate for an event or even for the Holidays. The best part is, think about it, any base will do. Paint goes a long way!


Martine Cadet

Martine Cadet, Digital Media strategist, Speaker, Model and Handmade Jewelry Designer.