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25 "Junk" Decor Ideas

By Creatively Living on Jan 12, 2013

This is the second post in my series on "Must-Do Projects for 2013!"

My first Must-Do Home Project for 2013 was to Make a Banner.

My second Must-Do Project is to Use Some Junk as Decor!

Let me tell ya, as I created this post I realized just how much junk I’ve used this year!

I hope these ideas inspire you. I’m obviously passionate about transforming things you have and using roadside junk finds to make a beautiful space.

These ideas are all proof that you don’t need much money to create a space you love!

Just effort and time… but don’t get overwhelmed and feel defeated because you just read "effort" and "time"!

Start small. There have been times I’ve renovated and my goal for the day was merely to paint one side of a door frame. Slow and steady is sometimes all we can do... and that IS enough!

Ok… enough pep talk, onto some junk pics!


My Junk Table Centerpiece from some beaten-up wood I saw while running.


Holiday Chair Slips that I made out of old burlap and ribbon.


Sweater Pillows are perfect for this time of year!

They add texture to any space and are wonderfully cozy, so raid your local thrift store or your home closet for some old sweaters to use.


This Huge Nursery Wall Art was made out of an old window casing and some open cards.


Lampshade Remake from an outdated lamp and shade.


My basement Silhouette Wall Art.

Made from a table leaf that I painted and silhouettes cut out of scrapbook paper.


Downstairs Bathroom Reveal

I used a lot of junk in this bathroom, but my favorite piece was this old drawer turned shelf.


Whimsical Branch Wall Art

I LOVE branches in decor and have them many places in my house. Can’t beat free nature!

The headboard was an old door I found in the attic space in our house. Using chairs as end tables is another idea.


Summer Back Entry

This is another spot with lots of junk. From the $1 thrift table to the old canning pot and metal bucket used as planters to the black rod iron hangers turned sideways to be wall art, this space is full of junk finds.


My Insulator Coat Rack is a viewer favorite.


Crib to Note Holder

Since so many cribs aren’t supposed to be used anymore, they are a good thing to use for some junk home decor ideas. I’ve seen a number of them on Pinterest.


Jute and Wine Jugs


Shelf Turned TV Console


Pantry Door Turned Frame


Decorating Shelves with junk and other items.

The box is an old apple crate and the bucket I found in a junk yard. The fabric flower is sitting on a jar with yellow blocks in it.


Gallery Wall Kid Art

One of my favorite things on our wall is my son’s drawing. The "canvas" is actually a large piece of plywood we found at the Goodwill with a simple wood frame.


This piece of Kid Wall Art is made out of a Goodwill frame and posterboard.


“Yarning a Lamp Shade”

I pulled this shade out of my neighbor’s garbage. I wonder if they noticed.


DIY Master Bath Wall Art

Here are two frames that are the same size, but weren’t anything I ever used, so I turned them around and painted the back of the frames.


Stenciled Rug Tutorial

Do you have an old rug that needs a makeover?


Junk to Wall Art

I actually have two crib box springs in my house. I think they make for interesting wall art. I found both of them outside apartment complexes.


Wall Sconces Turned Candelabra  and  Gallery Wall made out of random picture frames.

Both were ideas I used for my sister’s room makeover for under $70.

Gallery walls are a great way to use a bunch of old picture frames. Just paint them all the same color.


How to Decorate a Master Bedroom Inexpensively

The headboard is another old door.


Junk to Jewelry Holder

 I still love this piece. My jewelry actually stays organized!

Do you have any ideas for some junk this year?


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