DIY,  Home Decor

Turtle Door Stopper DIY -Thrift Store Upcycle

Love to browse thrift Stores to look for treasures that I can adapt to my house. On my last trip to our local thrift store I found awesome turtles! Love turtles! The ones I found seem actually pretty good the way there were but I thought I could give them a makeover and use them as door stoppers in my house. Not that I need to stop my doors but love to have fun accents around. I am thinking some rub on transfers accents… some MacKenzie Childs patterns. Are you ready for fun trash to treasure MacKenzie Childs inspired diy? Thrift store diy’s are my favorite! Let’s have fun turning my find into door stopper Time to bring rub on transfers and some gold for this diy and learn to to paint courtly check . Budget friendly diy


Supplies needed for this fun thrifted turtle diy



Let the thrift store turtle makeover begin!

thrift store turtles

As you can see that they look pretty good and I am positive they would make some fun garden decor too but you know me .. I love to experiment!


white inspirational  turtle

Love turtles and love to have them around. I am on the hunt to find this one with pattern in it like in a picture on the side. I know I will find it one day but in a meantime I will add my own patterns


There are so many ways i want to decorate those turtles to fit my home decor. If you follow me for some time you know I love MacKenzie Childs patterns so I know one will be made that way.

thrift store basket makeover with courtly check pattern

Love to give thrift store finds new look .. Here is my favorite basket. Make sure to check details about that project HERE. As we everything it all started a bit different but I am super pleased with outcome


blue door stopper turtle

As with everything .. its time to cover this vibrant color on turtle shell. Chalk paint was my choice since I wanted to possibly leave turtle feet same


Chalk paint door stopper turtle diy

I think for now it was best to leave head and feet not painted. Let the project pick next step


Couple coats of chalk paint and little bit of planning and my turtle was one. Make sure to watch video below on all details about this project Learn how to paint courtly check… my favorite MacKenzie inspired pattern



I truly feel my trash to treasure door stopper looks perfect with a bit of gold leaf action.


Gold leaf turtle with courtly check print  diy

i was thinking at some point throughout this project to add a rub on transfer but then I remembered I have one more turtle


Awesome trash to treasure door stopper diy inspired by MacKenzie Childs. Learn how to paint courtly check. Rub on transfer diy. Budget friendly diy

Make sure to check this project straight from thrift store HERE


Awesome trash to treasure door stopper diy inspired by MacKenzie Childs. Learn how to paint courtly check. Rub on transfer diy. Budget friendly diy

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Awesome trash to treasure door stopper diy inspired by MacKenzie Childs. Learn how to paint courtly check. Rub on transfer diy

Rub on door stopper transfer diy

Blue and white rub on transfer diy

Even though black and white is my all time favorite .. I decided to turn my second budget friendly diy into white and blue treasure. I have plenty transfers but this blue one was speaking to me so I went for it


Awesome trash to treasure door stopper diy inspired by MacKenzie Childs. Learn how to paint courtly check. Rub on transfer diy. Budget friendly diy

Of course there will be no project without squeezing some patterns. Decided for this turtle to have its sides finished off with courtly check


Blue and white Courtly check turtle with rub on transfer diy

Make sure to check all details about this version of my door stopper below on my YouTube channel



Dollar tree butter dish with rub on transfer

Here is another MacKenzie Childs makeover on the budget where I combined rub on transfer with pattern all in one. All details HERE


Awesome trash to treasure door stopper diy inspired by MacKenzie Childs. Learn how to paint courtly check. Rub on transfer diy

Love those liquid gold leaf details on my thrifted turtle feet. Dont know yet if I should paint head too… Will for sure leave for some time blue till project speak to me


Rub on transfer with courtly check pattern

Awesome trash to treasure door stopper diy inspired by MacKenzie Childs. Learn how to paint courtly check. Rub on transfer diy

Please Save This To Pinterest or Share on Social Media

Friends, your shares are how this site grows and I am sincerely grateful. A quick share to Facebook or save to Pinterest allows me to bring more home decor projects and crafts to more home decor DIY lovers


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