17 May '11, 3pm

5 Top Thrift Store Saves: On a budget? You can find almost anything you need in a thrift store, but that almost-...

5 Top Thrift Store Saves: On a budget? You can find almost anything you need in a thrift store, but that almost-...

On a budget? You can find almost anything you need in a thrift store, but that almost-perfect item may be in serious need of a makeover. Here are some creative, inexpensive ways of making ugly thrift store finds into beautiful one-of-a-kind items. 1. Jewelry Box Re-do Matchbook covers make this plain jane jewelry box into a functional work of art. 2. Decoupaged Coffee Table Here's an amazing transformation: this once boring pine coffee table is now a conversation piece, thanks to some patience and several old maps. 3. Re-built Side Table This side table, with its beautiful legs, started its life as a large top heavy secretary. The cabinet part was removed and a new top was built. It now looks perfect in its new home. 4. Window Pane Frames Old wooden windows make great frames. Leave as is, or paint a bright color to contrast with the walls. What a great way to showcase a me...

Full article: http://planetgreen.discovery.com/home-garden/thrift-store...

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