15 Trash to Treasure Projects You’re Going to Want to Copy!


Around these parts, we just love trash to treasure transformations! One of the things I’m always thinking about when visiting yard sales is, how can I repurpose this? Can I re-paint that? What if I just removed that? I’m guessing if you love yard sales, you also love a good DIY projects. Which is why we partnered up with some of our favorite DIY & Frugal blogger friends to share their amazing trash to treasure projects! Warning, you are going to immediately want to go out and copy one of these ideas!

Sheet Music Globe


What a cool way to salvage a busted up globe?  Cutesy Crafts used some paint and a few pages of sheet music to completely transform this trashed globe into a classy piece of home decor!

Primitive Up-Cycled Night Stand Makeover


The Savvy Saving Couple transformed this old & drab nightstand into a cottage masterpiece with just a coat of pain and some decorative items.


Talk about a large DIY project! Vikalpah did a great job at transforming this dated dresser into a modern work of art! It’s amazing to see what a coat of pain, some stencils and updated hardware can do to a dresser!

Coffee Stirrers Turned into Wall Art


This project is going to want to make you sneak a couple extra coffee stirrers next time you are at Starbucks! The Make & Do Crew created this modern wall decor with a handful of coffee stirrers and some paint.

Upcycled Dresser Drawer Tray Project


Ann’s Entitled Life repurposed this old dresser drawer into a gorgeous serving tray by giving it a coat of paint and attaching handles to each side. These trays can be used for serving goodies or to decorate a coffee table!

Easy Chair Makeover


Mashup Mom breathed new life into this tired dining room chair by dressing it up with a coat of modern gray paint & some new fabric. It completely changes the look of the chair and it’s an inexpensive way to update your dining room decor.

Upcycled Tree Branch Wreath Project


Money Saving Sisters turned these fallen branches into a gorgeous fall wreath by gluing the branches to a metal ring & decorating it with gold spray painted pinecones.

Turn old Candle Jars into Pretty Pantry Storage


We’re loving this trash to treasure project from Provoke a Smile. She’s found a way to repurpose used candle jars? How many of those do you have lying around the house? I have many! She cleaned them out, painted the covers & used chalkboard labels to turn them into pretty pantry storage.

Kitchen Storage Cabinet Makeover


This kitchen storage cabinet makeover by Vikalpah is so dramatic! Just look how beat up and drab the cabinet was before? She updated the cabinet with some fresh paint, a cool new pattern and kitchen themed designs.

DIY Lego Table


I’ve seen these side tables many times at thrift stores and yard sales and never imagined turning it into a lego table like  Mashup Mom did. She gave it a fresh coat of paint, cut out an opening for a basket & glued a lego square onto the table to turn it into a playroom must-have.

Nightstand Makeover


This project by The Semi Balanced Momma just goes to show you how far a fresh coat of paint and a little elbow grease can go into transforming outdated furniture.

Vintage Dresser Makeover


We’re in love with this vintage dresser makeover by Tessa Kirby. She gave it a coat of white paint and accented the grooves in the dresser with a romantic shade of blue, making this a gorgeous addition to any bedroom. 

Upcycled Garden Rake turned Utensil Rack


How cool is this project by TheGraciousWife ? She took an old lawn rake and turned it into a stylish and shabby chic utensil holder in her kitchen. By cutting the rake down and attaching it to a board , along with some very cool looking hooks she was able to salvage these items that would have otherwise been thrown in the trash.

Recycled Kitchen Dresser Makeover


There is just something about the color yellow that can transform an old piece of furniture into a bright and cheerful piece. The Jenny Evolution turned this dresser into a nice and bright addition to her kitchen with a coat of paint and new hardware.

Nursery Glider Makeover


How many times have you seen one of these gliders at a yard sale? So many! The problem is they are usually ratty with stained cushion and squeaky parts. Which is why we just loved this glider makeover by the Make & Do Crew. They completely transformed this glider with a fresh coat of paint and a brand new cushion cover, which takes this piece from trash to a nursery room treasure.