Wedding Upcycling

The perfect couple on wedding cake

Weddings can be expensive, but with the right tips and tricks you can save big at that special celebration. Whether you’re planning a wedding or getting a gift for the special couple, here are some great, inexpensive ideas that start at your local thrift store.

Personalized Gifts

Not everyone gets gifts from the registry, and there a plenty of ways to give amazing gifts that encapsulate the couple. On top of that, a handmade gift that looks this good can’t be topped by anything you see in the store.

The DIY Wedding

Perhaps you’re putting together a wedding and need some ideas for decorations? We’ve got you covered with some great upcycled creations.

Start with any assortment of ragtag vases and make them wedding-ready with gold (or any color) spray paint. On the flip side, mix Elmer’s glue with food coloring to give clear glass that frosted color you don’t want to spend big money on.

With the right stencils, a mirror can be the perfect wedding party display. Stylish and unique, it exudes class at the ceremony or reception. Looking to class up the reception even more? Don’t spend your money on new table runners. Instead, make your own with vintage lace doilies that can be found at most thrift stores. We have dozens at New 2 You!

50% Off Regular Clothing Week of February 20

Fall clothes

The sales are HUGE this week with 50% off all regular men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing! Shirts, skirts, sweaters, jackets, jeans, you name it. New 2 You hours are 10am to 7pm Monday through Saturday.

What To Do With Picture Frames?


We all have them somewhere: a pile, a box, a stack, or any assortment of old picture frames. It’s easy to just throw them away, or you could revamp them into any number of things!

Simply get some spray paint, glue, and wood pieces to create stylish shadow boxes or shelves.


Still a mirror or a back inside that frame? See our DIY Mirror-to-Chalkboard tutorial, or start using those old frames in other unique ways.

We have a giant assortment of picture frames at New 2 You for your next DIY project.

DIY Transformations


Why Upcycle?

Upcycling is one of the smartest, most creative, and inexpensive ways to upgrade your life. By finding simple items at home or at your local thrift store, you can unleash your artsy side and make some truly unique creations. There’s seemingly no end to what can be done, and to prove that here’s some of the wildest DIY transformations you never thought you would see.


Every item you see above can be commonly found at New 2 You so that you can start upcycling today!

Turn an Old Mirror into a Stylish Chalkboard


Looking for something fashionable, fun, and “new” for your house? With this method, you can easily and inexpensively add a unique chalkboard using items from your local thrift and craft stores! It’s a great project for all ages, but young children should have the assistance of an adult.


Simply find an old mirror (we have a ton of them at New 2 You!) to be the base for your chalkboard. Any size will work, any style.

Make sure the mirror and frame are clean and dry before you get started. Then we recommend putting a few thin layers of primer on the frame and mirror. After the primer is dry and no longer sticky to the touch, you can start painting your frame. A couple coats of paint will do.

Maybe you want to keep the frame the way it was before, and that’s okay! Simply use painters tape or masking tape to tape off the frame, and just apply primer to the mirror.

When your frame is dry, make sure to use the correct tape and some newspaper to cover up your frame, and you’re ready to use black, chalkboard spray paint on your primed mirror. You’ll want to put on several thin layers, and it’s a good idea to let them dry in between coats. After your last layer is dry, grab some chalk and some felt(which makes for a great eraser) and you’re ready to go!

For something a little different, have both a chalkboard and mirror together!


50% Women’s Pants Week of November 21(Excluding Thanksgiving)

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Winter is here! If you’ve been brave enough to wear shorts all through 2016, now is the time to stop. This week, November 21 through 26(the store will be closed on Thanksgiving, November 24), come in to New 2 You and get 50% off all regularly priced women’s pants. That’s pants for only $2 a piece! Also, 25% off women’s boutique pants! New 2 You hours are 10am to 7pm.

50% Off Lamps and Lighting Week of November 7

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Time to light up your home for the holiday. This week, November 7 through 12, lamps and lighting at New 2 You is 50% off! Reading lamps, table lamps, overhead lamps, and more. New 2 You hours are 10am to 7pm, Monday through Saturday.

50% Off Blankets, Comforters, and Lamps Week of May 9

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Let’s cozy up the house a little bit, shall we? This week at New 2 You, come in and get 50% off blankets, comforters, and lamps! Make any room more stylish with one quick purchase. New 2 You hours are 10am to 7pm. This sale ends at7pm on Saturday, May 14.

50% Off Books and Media Week of February 1

Time to replenish your media library. Books, DVD’s, CD’s, VHS tapes, and more are 50% off this week at New 2 You! This sale lasts from February 1 through February 6. New 2 You hours are 10am to 7pm.

50% Off Christmas and Children’s Clothing Week of December 14

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! This week, December 14 through 19, come to New 2 You and get 50% off regularly priced children’s clothing, 25% off children’s boutique clothing, and 50% off all Christmas! Our great selection of Christmas decor, artificial trees, lights, kid’s winter coats, gloves, and more is on sale during our business hours: Monday through Saturday, 10am to 7pm.