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Vintage Charity Shop Finds And DIY Projects On A B...

Vintage Charity Shop Finds And DIY Projects On A Budget

Finding DIY projects on Pinterest is one of my favourite things to do.

Even if I could afford to buy the most expensive furniture (which I definitely can’t!) then I would still opt for finding things in charity shops and giving them a new lease of life. I love the imperfection of second hand pieces of furniture and I also love having a house full of things that don’t really match. Facebook groups are also great for finding old furniture at cheap prices. I recently found these chairs for £5 each and when the weather is a bit nicer I’m going to paint them.

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Painted chair DIY projects like the ones below caught my attention on Pinterest a while ago and ever since I’ve been desperate to give it a go.

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As well as finding furniture in charity shops I also love finding anything that’s vintage and floral. Sheets, lampshades, cups, clothes.. It excites me more than anything else as you never know what you are going to find. I have such a collection of sheets now and am thinking about turning some into skirts for Cherry once I’ve got to grips with my sewing machine a bit more.

Here are some of my charity shop finds…

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I literally squealed with delight when I spotted these cups!

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I love finding things in charity shops because you know they are unique and they can really give your house an injection of your personality at next to no cost.

I also love bright and colourful DIY projects that can brighten up your house like the ones below.

These hanging vases by Peaches + Keen are made from old bottles and look so beautiful. Definitely on my list of things to try.

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This DIY photo holder is actually something I made on my other blog Let’s Do Something Crafty. I have mine on the window sill in my bedroom.

DIY-polaroid-photo-frame diy projects

This cutlery has been given a new lease of life with some paint and I love this bright DIY lamp by Pour Mes Jolis Momes.

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And finally this mug by I Spy DIY has been given a makeover with some dishwasher safe Mod Podge. Something which I need to get my hands on!

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If you like this post then you can follow me on Pinterest for more inspiration for DIY projects…

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For those times when budget DIY projects won’t do the job and much more expensive home improvements need to be made TSB has a loan calculator that allows you to check how much your monthly repayments to borrow money would be. We don’t own our house but if we did then I would definitely be looking at having a conservatory built!

Post in association with TSB.


  1. Donna

    14 March

    Those chairs are an absolute bargain at £5 each! I can’t wait to see what you do with them x

  2. I have recently been searching in charity shops trying to find items which I can perhaps up-cycle! I adore the chairs – they would be perfect in the summer when lots of family are around and they are a complete bargain! I also adore the hanging vases idea! Fantastic post x

  3. Cat

    16 March

    Love, love, love the fabric!

  4. Kara

    16 March

    What a great post, I have all painted chairs in my kitchen, although they need redoing as they have started to wear, I have also covered the fabric with vintage sheets, I am in need of some more now but our charity shops seem stripped at the moment.
    I am heading off to look at that photo holder, I love it x

  5. Kavey

    16 March

    I’m a charity shop magpie too, particularly for retro crockery! Love those cups!

  6. Fiona

    16 March

    Wow I love the mug, that’s such a good idea. And I love the beautiful chair. I love charity shopping but am yet to find beautiful homewares, I excel at finding kids books though 😉 x

  7. polly

    16 March

    So jealous of those cups they are amazing!!!!

  8. Laura

    16 March

    My goodness, those cups are just to die for! I would love some of those – though Id probably end up using them as plant pots, for teeny little cactus <3

  9. Aly

    17 March

    Love, love, love all of the above.I’m a huge fan of charity shops and go regularly to the 9 we have in town.It amazes me what you find for such little money.

  10. abigail

    17 March

    wow I love the look of those two tone chairs, so bright! That floral lampshade is making me swoon too!

  11. Lia

    17 March

    That cutlery is such a good idea – think I might start collecting some & give it a go! I need a project…

  12. Jen

    17 March

    Lovely selection of pieces. It’s amazing some of the treasures you can find once you start hunting for them.

  13. fritha

    17 March

    yep officially jealous of those cups! what a find! x

  14. Lori

    17 March

    Oh my! that mug is amazing! You could totally make those and sell them 🙂 Also the neon chair legs are super cool. x

  15. We’ve painted our kitchen chairs different colours and I love them. I’m very inspired by those hanging vases and the cutlery too – so fun!

  16. Vicky

    22 March

    I love your photo holder – that’s such a good idea! Those chairs are so bright and cheery; we bought a dining table and chairs from Gumtree, and painting them is on my (already massive!) to do list. Such a good post!

  17. Sian

    25 March

    Ooh I love the painted chairs! I keep spotting ones similar to those in Dunelm but they’re like £60, and definitely not worth that! I’m keeping an eye out so I can grab a cheap one somewhere and will use some leftover paint for it, excited 😀
    Sian xx Rebel Angel

  18. Laura

    6 April

    Wow such great charity shop finds – cannot wait to see what you do with those chairs 🙂

    laura x

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