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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

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

Guest Blogger: Transformed Clocks Make Unique, Timely Gifts

No matter what time it is, a one-of-a-kind clock is a great gift.  With a little creativity, you can easily and inexpensively transform a generic time piece into a personalized gift that will be enjoyed for countless hours.  Everyone uses a clock, so turn it into one which reflects the interests and personality of that […]

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Transform a Mirror into the Fairest Gift of All

  Reflecting on what to gift to give this year? Here it is—a transformed, embellished mirror that reflects the interests and personality of that special person on your list.   Take a ho-ho humbug mirror and turn it into a fa-la-la-la-la fabulous piece that will be remembered long after the holiday season.  And a fun mirror […]

Goodwill mirrors

Guest Blogger: Old Sweaters Warm Up New Role as Holiday Wreaths

  Nothing better says, “Welcome Holidays!” than a colorful wreath on your front door to greet guests, family, and passersby.   This simple project turns an old sweater into a cozy wreath that adds warmth and charm to your holiday decorations.  A sweater wreath makes a memorable gift, too, that will joyfully be displayed each holiday […]

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Guest Blogger: Here’s Your Cup of Tea: Transformed Tea Cups, Mugs Light Up the Holidays

Candlelight always adds flickering, shimmering ambiance to any event.  These unique candles are sure to spark smiles when added to your Thanksgiving table, included in your holiday décor or given as Christmas gifts. Goodwill has so many wonderful cups, mugs and other containers that can be turned into one-of-a-kind candles. Pick a teacup that matches […]

Goodwill blog tea cup candles blue

3-Step Moto Jacket Transformation

Fashionistas with Halloween coming up in just a few short weeks, it only makes sense to start thinking about DIY costumes along with upcycling home decor. Recently, I completed one that was fun, easy, and only took three steps! A few weeks ago, I found a moto jacket at a DC Goodwill that fit perfectly. […]

motorcycle jacket with supplies

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 […]

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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

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
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