10 Ways to Decorate Your Playroom With Thrift Store Finds

Thrift stores are a great place to go to find great steals to help reinvent or redecorate your playroom.  From converting an old painting to making your own forward-facing bookshelf, stretch your dollar while rejuvenating your playroom with these makeover how-to’s.


1.  Put that pile of old National Geographic Maps to use and create a colorful wall of maps:  Wallpaper from Maps.

2.  Turn on old painting of just about anything into a lively new bulletin board: Bulletin Board from an Old Painting.

3.  Reinvent an old children’s lamp into a playroom centerpiece: Reinventing an Old Child’s Lamp.

4.  Make a bowl out of an old vinyl record: How to Make A Vinyl Record Bowl.

5.  Decoupage and old table with pages from a used or vintage children’s book: Decoupage Your Child’s Art Table with Vintage Book Images.

Furniture and Fixtures:

1.  Give a new life to an old student desk with some paint and a white board: Re-inventing an Old Student Desk.

2.  Or give a colorful boost to an old secretary desk: Before and After, Jo’s Secretary Desk.

3. Who says chalkboard paint can’t go on furniture?  Chalkboard Dresser.

4.  Encourage your kids to read by building this forward-facing bookshelf from an old hutch.

5.   Can’t find an old hutch?  Built a forward-facing bookshelf out of vinyl rain gutters or out of an old pallet.

With enough patience and a lot of elbow grease, your playroom can quickly become the envy of the neighborhood on a minimal budget.  Don’t be afraid to get your creative juices flowing!

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