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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
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
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
2

Fashionista Friday: From Basket to Boho Home Chic!

  I’m currently embarking on a closet purge so I can have more space for new Goodwill finds such as clothing and home decor. One item I have been looking for is something to store my blankets so they’re not all over the place around my apartment. Today’s Fashionista Friday gave me the perfect idea. […]

basket from Goodwill
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
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
June
30

Friday’s Five Under $5: Vintage Summer Staples

Fashionistas, one thing I love love LOVE about summer is the fact I can start busting out all my snazzy, new-to-me, vintage finds and rock them on the streets, at the pool, at home… everywhere! Summer, to me, is all about vibrant colors and funky fashion. So this season, I’m embracing vintage to the next […]

Friday's Five Under $5 Vintage Summer Staples
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
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