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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
May
30

Lessons from a Fashionista (Part 2)

Wednesday’s post highlighted three very practical lessons that I learned during my time as the DC Goodwill Fashionista. Today, I wrap up with three more highlights that are a bit more fun, if not also functional!   Don’t DIY halfway. If you recall my no-sew DIY sheets-into-curtains that took about five minutes to slap together, […]

Goodwill wedding gowns
April
24

Guest Blogger: DIY Breakfast at Tiffany’s Plates

Pinterest has been one of my consistent sources of DIY inspiration. I wanted to take a Pinterest-y project and combine it with a thrift-store find to come up with something new and fashion themed. Challenge accepted. I’ve always been drawn to the Sharpie mug art trend. If you aren’t familiar with the idea, basically you take […]

Breakfast at Tiffany's DIY Plates
August
9

Fashionista Friday: Kim

This week’s fashionista is a working grad student on a budget who wanted to have stylish (and delicious!) wedding festivities. DC style blogger Kim DIY’d a candy buffet with canisters and containers galore—all from local Goodwill stores! Read on for her tell-all about the experience (and find out how much cash she saved!):   We […]

Wedding photo by Stefani Chung Photography
March
15

Fashionista Friday: Liz

I’m absolutely drooling over this Goodwill DIY project. If you’ve lived in tight quarters and longed hopelessly for more counter space, this project may give you hope. Liz, the human behind The Snarky Beagle blog, shared her project from start to finish in a recent post. The best part? The base for this kitchen island […]

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