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!