9 Ways to Use Thrift Store Finds in Your Dorm Room

Dress up your dorm room and stay on budget by scouring thrift stores for clever storage solutions, artwork, planters and more.

Photo By: Jennie Andrews Photography

Photo By: Jennie Andrews Photography

Photo By: Jennie Andrews Photography

Photo By: Jennie Andrews Photography

Photo By: Jennie Andrews Photography

Photo By: Jennie Andrews Photography

Photo By: Jennie Andrews Photography

Photo By: Jennie Andrews Photography

Photo By: Jennie Andrews Photography

Upcycled Thrift Store Planters

Every dorm needs a little plant life, right? Turn dated ceramic vessels into chic and modern planters with a few coats of white paint and a gold paint pen. Could these be any more adorable? See the full transformation >>

Revamped Hanging Planter

And for even more ways to bring the outside in, try this quick and easy planter revamp. Give a thrifted terra-cotta hanging planter a modern makeover with bold paint and rope. See the full transformation >>

Vintage Vignette

You can't bring every treasured piece with you to your dorm room, but a few vintage knickknacks can add a touch of charm in unexpected places. This sweet (yet sad!) pup is the perfect addition to a side table vignette.

Catchall Canister

Vintage tea canisters are perfect for storing everything from jewelry and school supplies to makeup and chargers. You can even use them as planters for your favorite succulent.

Dressed-Up Deer

Add a modern touch to thrifted decor with paint pens. This crisp, white fawn was spiced up with gold ears to match the rest of the room's trendy color scheme.

Vintage Postcards

Find vintage postcards of your favorite places and display them as wall art. This is a unique and cost-effective way to showcase world travels around your room.

Vintage Postcards

Brighten up your corkboard with an assortment of vintage postcards. Choose ones with bright colors and fun typography to mix in with your own photos and notes.

Matchbook Collection

Pull together a collection of matchbooks from your favorite hometown restaurants and display them in a clear jar. You shouldn't use the matchbooks, but let them simply provide a nostalgic view of home.

Trinkets to Magnets

Scour thrift stores for small, vintage trinkets, then glue a magnet on the back to create a fun piece of decor for your refrigerator. Sunglasses and a macaron were the perfect fit for this girls' dorm room.

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