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June
24

Create a Bistro Set from Mismatched Furniture

Enjoy your morning coffee, read a book, or sip an evening glass of wine on this eye-catching bistro set created from a mismatched pair of chairs and small dinette table.  To celebrate Mother Nature and make this a one-of-a-kind set, use plant leaves as stencils and paint colors in various shades of green. Ability level:  Moderate […]

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June
24

Preparing for our Italian Adventure!

Last week I shared how Goodwill helped me stage my house for sale in preparation for my family’s big move to Italy. This week I wanted to share a few Goodwill finds that will also help us out!  My husband, my daughter, and I each get to bring two suitcases with us to Italy, and those […]

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June
24

Love it or Leave it? Cropped Pants With Socks

Readers, I just came back from NYC the other weekend and gosh did I miss DC! That city is always hustling and bustling! Even the streets stay lively with action throughout the night. Aside from the craziness of the city, one thing that separates DC from NYC is the fashion. In DC, I often stand […]

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June
17

A Quick Guide to Shopping Vintage This Summer

Fashionistas, I’ve been talking a lot about ways to style vintage Goodwill finds for the summer, but not everyone may know exactly how to spot THE best vintage gems at Goodwill. So, as a reminder, here is a guide on ways to spot authentic unique vintage items at Goodwill.  As we know, vintage pieces (clothing, […]

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June
17

Bookcase Makeover

I found this little bookcase for $4.99 at my local Goodwill store recently. It was sturdy and functional—and a great price! It was also a little…boring. Boring furniture is no problem for me! I knew with a little paint and some pretty paper, I could easily transform this ordinary little bookcase into a stylish storage […]

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June
17

Staging your Home with Goodwill Finds before you Sell

Last week I shared that my family is moving to Italy for my husband’s job.  I’ve been turning to Goodwill more and more to help with that transition since moving can be expensive.  This week I’m sharing how we staged our home with Goodwill finds.  My home is already decorated in almost purely secondhand goods, but I wanted […]

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June
17

One Upcycled Typewriter Table, Many Cool Uses

Just because typewriters are a thing of the past, doesn’t mean those tables that held them have to be put out to pasture, too.  With some paint and some vision, you can easily give a typewriter table a new purpose as a mini-bar, bistro table or even a place your laptop. Ability level:  Easy Age Level:  Teens and […]

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June
17

My Favorite Thing (From Goodwill): Cole Haan Loafers

There are few things that excite me when I’m Goodwill shopping like spotting a pair of designer shoes. Honestly, my favorite Goodwill finds are almost always shoes. Why is that? Well, besides the fact that I have a self-diagnosed shoe addiction, I really believe that my Goodwill shoes are the best value of all my finds. […]

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June
10

My Goodwill Find: I’m Moving to Italy!

This past year has been full of transitions!  I had a baby, left my teaching job, started blogging for Goodwill, and am now moving to Italy for my husband’s job.  Funny enough when I told people that our family was moving to Italy, one of the main responses was: Does Italy have Goodwill stores for you?!  Haha! Sadly […]

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June
10

Add Sparkle to Your Space with a Teapot Wind Chime

Your garden, front porch, patio or balcony will shimmer with an upcycled silver teapot and silverware when they join forces to become a one-of-a-kind wind chime.  Rather than collecting dust and taking up space in your dining room or in a china cabinet, upcycle these forgotten pieces into an eye-catching wind chime and add wonderful […]

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