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Upcycled Goodwill Furniture

September
16

Create Beautiful Waves by Pouring on Paint

By using this easy and unusual technique, you can transform surfaces and create masterpieces just by pouring on paint.  Think of this project as finger painting for adults! See how much fun it can be to give old furniture a fresh and beautiful look that resembles waves, the sky or even one of Monet’s famous […]

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July
8

Glass Platters Add Flair as Artsy Bird Baths

An upcycled glass platter is sure to capture the attention of birds as well as your family, friends, and neighbors when it steps up as a functional art piece and bird bath.   Move these glass platters from the coffee table or buffet into your yard or garden where they will be eye-catching centerpieces. Ability level:  Easy […]

May
15

Funky Chairs Transformed from Forgotten End Tables

Turn boring and blah end tables into cool and chic chairs that will make a statement in any space.  These eye-catching, transformed pieces will be the talk of the town or at least will create a buzz among your friends and family!   Ability level:  Advanced   Age Level:  Adults or teens with adult supervision and support […]

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February
27

Guest Blogger: Decoupaging Furniture

Many furniture companies create items in neutral (and dull!) tones to appeal to the mass market.  Why settle for the predictable when you can take a mainstream item and turn it into a masterpiece with paper and paint? Through a process called “decoupaging,” you can give new life to furniture that seems to fade into […]

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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
December
12

Friday Furnishings: tu-anh’s fashionable Goodwill Facelifts

tu-anh is no stranger to Goodwill. She’s been the creative stylist behind the Fashion of Goodwill Annual Runway Show for years and now she’s finally opened up her own boutique in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Now, tu-anh wouldn’t be the unwavering supporter of Goodwill that she is without giving her special sanctuary a little touch […]

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September
5

Friday Furnishings: District Digs Goodwill Makeover

Earlier this summer, Amber and Brittany, the twin sisters behind The District Digs, posted this photo and I fell in love! How adorable is this up-cycled bench found at one of our local Goodwill of Greater Washington stores? The ladies posted the above picture to Instagram with a caption that really sums up the potential in a lackluster […]

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