Shopping Local to Create Upcycled Home Decor

FTC disclosure: Valu Home Centers sponsored this blog post. The opinions I shared about shopping at these locations below and using the discussed materials are my own.

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Shopping local to create upcycled home decor is a win-win-win situation; the local shops get your business, you get to be creative, and your house will thank you for making it so pretty.

I wanted to give a little life to the area next to my couch in my reading room.  I don’t know if you can tell by the look on my dog’s face but she clearly wants it to be made-over as well. 🙂

For this blog post, I started my shopping adventure at the Salvation Army Thrift Shop. It’s always a pleasure shopping at the “Sal Vay” because not only is it helping a good cause, but its also encouraging the practice of what haus2home is all about; reclaiming, reusing and upcycling!  I found lots of hidden treasures for inspiration and walked out with a lamp, a shelf, a suitcase and some lace!



Then, I headed to my local Valu Home Centers for supplies!

I started this upcycling project by prepping everything for paint. This included taking all the price tags off with some cleaning solution,  cleaning any dust or particles off with a wet rag, sanding, and taping.

I decided I wanted everything to be the same color, so I went with a Krylon White Glossy paint.

Tip: When using spay paint, I always read the back of the can because not all spray paints are used the same.

I went ahead and gave everything nice thin coats, letting the paint dry between each one.

Next, using the lace I found at the Thrift Shop, I decided to try a new technique and spray another color on top of the white creating a lace effect.

Ta da! Once it was all dry, I placed the suitcase on top of a small table to create a larger surface for an end table.

Now, if you’re ready for all the “after” photos…here they are!


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Questions? Comments?  Leave them below!  And remember to always reclaim, reuse and upcycle!

2 thoughts on “Shopping Local to Create Upcycled Home Decor

    • haus2home says:

      It is a handle to turn it into a spray gun. You can get them at your local hardware store for a couple of dollars and it helps the spray painting process tremendously!!


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