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October
17

Guest Blogger: Wooden Stool Flips for Wrapping Paper Station or Umbrella Holder

  As we head into the holiday season (really, it is almost here!) and as we face inclement weather, you will love this project that takes a wooden stool and flips it into a new role as a wrapping paper station or as an umbrella holder.   Ability level: Moderate   Age Level:  Ideal for […]

Goodwill blog stool before
October
10

Guest Blogger: How to Turn Decor Pieces You LIKE into Pieces You LOVE

Welcome to my thrifted home! I’ve been decorating my home with thrifted pieces for years. I appreciate that pre-loved pieces have a history (and recycling someone else’s past treasures keeps items out of our landfills). It’s also much softer on the wallet than buying everything new! EVERY item in my living room (shown below) was […]

How to Turn Decor Pieces You LIKE into Pieces You LOVE
October
3

Guest Blogger: “Mum-mies the Word” with Transformed Candle Holders

Looking for an easy, Halloween-themed project for your kids?  Don’t be afraid—we have the project for you! Take clear glass containers and make them frightfully fun as the Mummy Family! Visit the glass wares aisle of your friendly neighborhood Goodwill to scare up some clear, glass containers and bring them back to life as Mummy […]

Guest Blogger: “Mum-mies the Word” with Transformed Candle Holders
September
19

Guest Blogger: Transformed Chairs Into Garden Planters

We all know about those random single chairs which no longer fit in, are not part of a set nor fun to sit upon any more. Well, with this easy and clever transformation, a misfit chair can become a show stopper as a garden planter. You can bet your nearest Goodwill Store has a selection that […]

Guest Blogger: Transformed Chairs Into Garden Planters
September
7

Guest Blogger: Old Silver Trays Serve Up New Purpose as Chalk Boards

Silver serving trays have become a thing of the past as many of us prefer to entertain less formally these days. However, these classic pieces now have a new role: one-of-a-kind chalk boards! Dust off that old heirloom and give it new life. These whimsical chalk boards are a welcoming, friendly way to greet visitors, […]

Old Silver Trays Serve Up New Purpose as Chalk Boards
August
17

Guest Blogger: Transform Old Frames into Memento Displays

As you gear up to send your kids (or yourself!) back to school, consider adding this creative DIY project to your “To Do” list. In just an afternoon, plus drying time for paint, you will have a unique way to display school photos, report cards, event tickets, sports ribbons, team clothing and more. This is […]

Tim Kime DIY Frame Blog Frames
August
2

Guest Blogger: From Kitchen Cast-Asides to Garden Flower POW-er

Oh, the Dog Days of Summer!  This time of year, your garden might be withering from all the heat, so here is an easy and whimsical way to add floral flair that will always be fresh, bright, and blooming: Garden flowers made from plates (and other discarded kitchen items).  They are sure to be the […]

Tim Kime DIY Flowers
June
12

Summer Tee Shirt No-Sew DIY

Fashionistas, oftentimes, when I go to Goodwill, I spot tons of cool logo, vintage, and sports tees that are ginormous on me. Sometimes, they simply aren’t in my size. But most of the time I find them in the men’s section. I never want to leave these unique finds behind. So I usually purchase them […]

Summer Tee Shirt No-Sew DIY
November
15

Paint the Town With Chalk Paint DIY Adventure

For several years now, I’ve always wanted to embark on my very own, relatively high-effort, DIY project. Especially one involving transforming a useful piece of furniture seen at Goodwill into something I could envision in my own bedroom. I’ve tried to paint counter tops and other small items in the past but the projects were […]

DCGF and Bahia from On the Purple Couch
June
6

3 Steps to Turn Your T-Shirt into a Halter Crop Top

Fashionistas, this past weekend, I picked up an old (dated 1990) Harley Davidson shirt for only a couple of bucks. Even though it was DEFINITELY not my size, I knew I had to take it home with me, because I’m such a big sucker for everything and anything vintage. After taking it home, I thought […]

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