3 Easy Apartment Thrift Flips

Today I wanted to compile a few things that I have thrifted and flipped into something better over the past year. Two are furniture  pieces and one is decor, and they all were fairly inexpensive and quick! One of my favorite things about thrifting is that I can get creative with what I find, and not spend much money in the process of a thrift flip in case it doesn’t turn out well.

First I found these bird paper cut outs that I thought were really fun and unique, and I loved the colors. But I did not love the frames they came with, so I found some smaller gold frames and trimmed the bird art down to fit. And they were the perfect addition to my kitchen! I am pretty sure the gold frames were $1.50 each and the bird frames were $2 each, so it was only $7 total.

Next I had been on the hunt for a white nightstand for months after moving in. I finally found this piece for only $7, but I wasn’t sure I loved it. I decided to buy it and buy a new knob, and of course add a few decorations on. That really transformed the piece into something I liked, and I still use it as my night stand almost a year later. I also love that it has storage on the bottom for books and journals!

Then last but not least I found this little wooden table at Goodwill for $5. Clearly it was a little beat up, but for the price I wanted to see if I could turn it into something a little better. I went back and forth for months about what color I should paint it, but I ended up going with this deep green since I have been having a green moment recently. It turned out a little brighter than what I had originally thought, but I actually really like it and I like how in different lights it looks different shades. This was the most time consuming and expensive project, but it just took an afternoon of painting and $30 or $40 for all the supplies. 

That’s a wrap on my 3 thrift flips! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram to see more thrifty ideas and maybe another thrift flip or two in the near future. Or click here to see previous thrifty posts on the blog.

xo, Scarlett