I’ve paired up with 19 other talented ladies to bring you a monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge. Each month we will create a new home decor piece from an item(s) we’ve found at a thrift store, yard sale, resale shop etc. There is no budget or specific theme so we are free to let our creativity run wild!
Meet the Hosts
Amanda | The Kolb Corner Chelc| Inside the Fox Den
Erlene | My Pinterventures Kim | Made in a Day Sara | Twelve on Main
Debra | Shoppe No. 5 Shirley | Intelligent Domestications
Marie | DIY Adulation Lindsay | Crazy Organized Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Julie | Live From Julie’s House Dru | Polka Dot Poplars
Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles Pili | Sweet Things Channell | Hobnail House
Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek Ann | Duct Tape and Denim
Paula | Virginia Sweet Pea Sherry | Savvy Apron Stacy | Anastasia Vintage
You can also follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!
Vintage Pennants Display
I cannot take any credit for this idea what-so-ever. In fact it was my friend Sean who gave me the idea to display vintage pennants using an old window frame. He has a huge collection that completely fills the window!
Vintage pennants can be found at flea markets, yard sales and even thrift stores from time to time. Old window frames like this one can be found at home salvage stores like Habitat for Humanity, or antique markets and flea markets.
Little needed to be done to create this upcycle project. The window we found still had glass in place, so my daughter Samantha carefully knocked the glass out leaving just the frame.
I already liked the old, chippy paint on the window frame, so I didn’t have to do anything with it at all.
I simply used thumb tacks to tack the pennants into place to create a colourful rustic display. I only have 12 pennants in my collection so far, but as I gather more I can just layer them over each other.
I have it hung in our screen porch above the outdoor sofa Tim made. Our screen porch has a feel of one you might find up north in a cottage by the lake, (squeaky screen doors and all) and this display reminds me of something you might find in a little cabin somewhere.
I think it would also make an awesome addition to a boys bedroom. Imagine it with pennants from different baseball parks!
For now I am really happy with the rustic appeal of this Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge project. It adds a pop of colour and whimsey to an otherwise boring white wall!
Until next time……
Be sure to check out all of the other creative upcycle projects my fellow bloggers have come up with!