Thrifted & Re-Lifted Challenge! | Spindle & Rye

Thrifted & Re-Lifted Challenge!

Monday, April 25, 2016

I'm super excited to be teaming up with some of my blogging & Instagram friends to bring you a new monthly challenge called "Thrifted & Re-Lifted". Each month we will challenge ourselves (and YOU) to makeover a flea market find or garage sale item that cost you under $30. How fun!

Please be sure to visit the blogs below of my fellow co-hosts to take a peek at their fun & inspiring makeovers!

Everyone has a set of these black flower pots don't we? Although Michigan isn't quite warm enough for flower planting, I recently spotted these planters at Salvation Army for a whopping $2.50 each. I looked past their boring drab black color knowing I could give these babies a makeover and call them "my own".

I washed and rinsed both planters and started painting away with my favorite paint color "Swiss Coffee". I painted two coats on each planter and waited for them to fully dry before breaking out the black Sharpie to draw on my sweet flowers:)

After drawing the flowers onto each planter box, I used blue craft paint to fill in each petal and finished off with a dot of white paint in the center of each flower.

Believe it or not, these chives lasted all Winter long out on my deck! I totally forgot that I left them outside and was so happy to see them alive once all the snow melted!

I knew they would be a perfect addition to my new white painted flower boxes.

I couldn't be happier with how my planter boxes turned out. What a great transformation for less than $7.00!

Be sure to share your project below, I'd love to peek!

Farmhouse for Five
Gracie Blue
Little Home Reloved
Spindle & Rye
Junque Cottage
Gratefully Vintage
Bright Yellow Door
Honey n Hydrangea
Hood Creek Log Cabin
One Horse Lane


  1. These are super cute!!!! I love what you chose to plant in them as well! xoxox

  2. These turned out beautiful! I love the blue and white together.

  3. what a great idea! you inspired me, Collette!

  4. So cute! Nothing better than a fun, inexpensive makeover.

  5. This was really cute!!! Nothing like a pretty pot to make it feel like spring!!!