I’m so excited to bring you this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! I’ve teamed up with 20 other bloggers for this thrift store blog hop. The rules were simple–take an item(s) from a thrift store, yard sale, resale shop etc. and transform it into a new piece of home decor. There was no budget, or theme to stick to so we were free to let our creativity run wild!
Meet the Hosts
Amanda | The Kolb Corner Chelc| Inside the Fox Den
Erlene | My Pinterventures Kim | Made in a Day Sara | Twelve on Main
Emily | Two Purple Couches Shirley | Intelligent Domestications
Marie | DIY Adulation Lindsay | Crazy Organized Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Julie | Live From Julie’s House Debra | Shoppe No. 5 Dru | Polka Dot Poplars
Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles Pili | Sweet Things Channell | Hobnail House
Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek Ann | Duct Tape and Denim
Paula | Virginia Sweet Pea Sherry | Savvy Apron Stacy | Anastasia Vintage
I am really excited to show you this DIY towel rack made from thrift store shelves.
If you read my blog, you know that I have a thing for DIYing everything. When I am decorating, I try make use of items I already have first, and if I do not have anything, I hit thrift stores to find items to use to make what I want. Sometimes I go to the store with an idea of what I want to create, and I look for those items. Sometimes I just see something amazing while thrift store shopping, I bring it home, and then get an idea of something to create.
This is a case of purchasing something, bringing it home, and then deciding what I can make from my purchase. Last year we were remodeling a fixer upper at the lake that needed a total renovation, and we were determined to furnish the lake house on an extremely tight budget.
Lake House Bath Before (You can view complete renovation pictures here.)
We have finally completely renovated the bathroom, and we did it as cheaply as possible, I wanted to decorate the bathroom as cheaply as possible. I wanted to hang towels so that it would be easy for guest to use, but I did not want wet towels to touch the wall that I had worked so hard mudding, sanding, and painting.
Picture above is an example of the A-frame shelf I purchased.
I had purchased an A-frame type shelf at my local Thrift Store a few months earlier. It was new in the box, but some of the pieces were missing so I could not use it for what I intended to. I had hung on to it because I knew I would eventually find something to make with the parts that I had. I was mad because I wasted money on this shelf. That made me determined to make use of it somehow.
When I was thinking about what I could use to make a diy towel rack, I thought of those mission style shelves that I had saved.
Of course the shelves are different sizes, but I think that makes them look kinda cool and different. I purchased four bath hooks, and screwed the hooks into the slats of the shelf. It was so easy, and really inexpensive to make.
Anyway, it feels good to me to make my own decor, and this DIY towel rack made from shelves is one of my favorite things in my lake house!