Styling your home for fall doesn’t have to break the bank and you don’t have to run to your local Home Goods either to find beautiful decor. I have 3 easy trash to treasure fall decor thrift flips that will have you running to your local thrift store.
1. STAINED FALL GOURDS
Fall decor, for me, means using natural elements to style my home. I spotted some beautiful gourds for less than $5 apiece during a recent trip to my local Flea Market. While the gourds are beautiful in their natural state, I knew I could bring out their beauty a little more with some wood stain.
This is such a simple and easy DIY using the stain of your choice and some wax. All you’re going to do is rub on the wood stain with an old rag and once the stain is dry, you can rub on a layer of wax to protect the gourd. If you’re using your gourds inside, you can skip this step. I planned on using mine on my porch so I took the extra step of using the wax.
2. DRIED ORANGE AND EUCALYPTUS WREATH
The best place I have found to purchase wreaths is at my local thrift store. Don’t let the floral decor on the wreath stop you from purchasing them secondhand. I always say you have to “look past the ugly” when you’re thrifting to see what that item could be and not what it is when you find it.
I removed all of the florals from the wreath and proceeded to add my dried florals. I purchased some dried red eucalyptus from Hobby Lobby along with the acorns. I used very little hot glue to attach the floral stems to the wreath.
The dried oranges I used for the wreath were some I actually dried last year and they still look just as good as they did from a year ago.
You can find detailed instructions on how to dry oranges HERE
3. STOOL TURNED INTO PLANT STAND
Once I see the stores get in their mums for fall, I jump at the chance to grab a few for my front porch. I knew I wanted a plant stand to display my mums but didn’t want to spend too much on a piece that was going to sit outdoors. During a trip to the thrift store, I found a beautiful woven stool for less than $10, and immediately knew exactly what I was going to create with it.
I taped off the top of the stool and then proceeded to give the legs a coat of black spray paint. Once the legs were dry, I gave the seat a light sanding and then added a couple of coats of stain.
The two-toned look turned this ordinary stool into a stunning plant stand–just in time to display my fall mums.