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May
9

Guest Blogger: End Table Turned Pet Bed

Your pet will flip for this end table turned bed!  With all the unconditional love our four-legged family members give us, they deserve to have a chic and unique bed to call their very own.  Give your fabulous feline or cool canine his or her own place to sleep by turning a ho-hum end table […]

pet bed 1
May
1

Guest Blogger: Turning a Tank Top Into a Baby Romper

My mom was recently in town, and I took the opportunity to have her help me upcycle some Goodwill finds. Growing up, my mom was the queen of sewing us creative outfits. Do you remember that scene from The Sound of Music when the kids are dressed in curtains? My childhood! Anyways, she taught me […]

romper 1
April
24

College-Themed Pieces with Paint & Decoupage

Spring means graduation is just around the corner, so here’s a great gift idea for that soon-to-be graduate or any alumni, Fraternity or Sorority member.  Turn a piece of furniture into a fan favorite by painting it in school colors and adding the institution’s logos.  Your unique and special transformation will certainly receive many cheers! […]

before chair 1
April
10

Guest Blogger: Outdoor Space Makeover

Warmer weather is on the way which means entertaining moves outside.  Here is a great way to transform your front porch or patio into the most popular gathering place on the block.  By using colorful paints and fun fabrics, you can give tired, old furniture a new life of welcoming family and friends.  With just […]

before furniture 4.10
April
3

Guest Blogger: Upcycle a Tie Rack into Headband Storage

I’m not sure how it happened, but one day I looked into my daughter’s closet and realized I had accumulated A LOT of headbands.  My husband says I have a baby headband addiction – ha! Unfortunately when it comes to accessories, the mantra “out of sight, out of mind” is certainly true for me.  I […]

tie rack
March
27

Guest Blogger: Re-purposed Purses are Pleasing Planters

Ability level: Easy as Pie! Age Level: Kids of all ages       Items needed: Purse Flowering plants Pebbles or small stones Potting soil Plastic grocery bag Scissors Trowel (although hands work great!) Pen or marker Accessories like ribbon, gift tags, plastic toys, other embellishments Time requirement: 20 minutes per purse planter   Cost: Approximately $10 […]

Goodwill purses
March
13

Guest Blogger: Say “Hello!” to Spring with Transformed Mason Jars

A bouquet of fresh flowers and a special message are a cheerful way to greet Spring as well as family, friends, and neighbors.  Combine the country charm of a mason jar, a scrap piece of wood and an inviting message and you have a friendly and unique way to welcome the change of seasons. Ability […]

mason jar 1
March
6

Guest Blogger: One Cart, Many Uses

Whenever I’m out shopping for furniture, I look for pieces versatile in both form (how it looks) and function (how it is used).  The other day I spotted this little cart at Goodwill and knew it was both.  I’ll admit it looked a little sad originally (with the stickers and cord organizers on it), but after removing […]

brown cart
February
13

Guest Blogger: See the Light with One-of-a-Kind Lamps

How many of us have lamps in our homes or offices that are solely functional and almost unnoticeable except when turned on or off? When decorating, we often consider art just being for the walls.  However, with a little vision and some creativity, you can easily transform an old or generic lamp into a bright, […]

lamps painting
January
30

Guest Blogger: From Granny Bland to Hollywood Glam Side Tables

No offense to our grandmothers (mine was a great role model), but they often had homes full of furniture items that have been handed down from other places and eras so they don’t fit today’s design aesthetic.  While often discarded, these pieces could be given a new life with just a little effort.  When you […]

Goodwill blog side tables before outside
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