Goodwill Finds for the Home

Although, I don't usually buy bedding at Goodwill, I couldn't resist this purchase. {that, and I drove straight to the dry cleaners to have it dry cleaned} I LOVE LOVE LOVE the color combination and the quilting detail on this bedspread. It works perfectly in our home.  With our walls, our carpet, our decor. I just fell in love with it instantly and thought I'll never find this quality of a quilt with these colors for a better price. Well, then again, no where, can beat Goodwill's prices, really! This is the sham. So, I'm going to tell you how much I paid because I know you want to know... The quilt was... wait for it.... $4.50 and the shams were.... $1.99 {for both} I bought … [Read more...]

How to Add Patina to Anything

Modern Masters Metal Effects Patina finish is surprisingly simple to use!  You can use it on pretty much anything. I have this old chest that we were given years ago.  It stayed the way we got it for years because I hadn’t gotten inspiration on how to paint it.  Fast forward to now when I was offered an opportunity to try out the Modern Masters Metal Effects finish.  There may be quite a few furniture pieces in our house to have tried this paint technique on, but this chest won!  I wanted to try it on the chest mostly because it has a floral embossed type texture to it.  So, I wanted to experiment with the Metal Effects painting technique to see what outcome I’d have.  As per the Modern … [Read more...]

Goodwill Score … Part Deux

and carrying on.... Yeah, a Columbia Ski Jacket for the boy ... $3.99 {pretty much BRAND NEW!} Columbia Ski Pants {BRAND NEW} ... $3.99 Can you believe the insanity?  I totally bought the oldest's ski gear for next year for under $8. These tags say it all ... Brand New. AND.... a Snozu jacket for me {it's a Large from the kids' department} ... $3.99 ... do you know these jackets go for upwards of $50?!!! A Camo jacket for our youngest!  He loves it!!!  I'll take it for $3.99 So, you see, you can certainly clothe a family on a budget!  I bought all this winter gear AND the clothing from the previous post AND 2 candle pillars with tags on still {that were regular $49.99 EACH … [Read more...]

Goodwill Score!!!

I had some fun last night doing a little Goodwill fashion show with my Instagram app on my iPhone... Dressing for any event CAN be done on a budget shopping at Goodwill, whether it be for work or and evening out. How about my new olive green Nike jacket for $8.99 Don't hate ... American Eagle jeans for $4.99 I love this orange shirt... This jacket is DOWN FILLED!!!  All for $10.99! A cute Talbot skirt for only $4.99 Oh, and this SWEET top ... {I love love love the embroidery detail on this one!} Okay, this is all I'm posting for this one ... Click on the 'Thrifting' tab for more amazing Goodwill finds! xo Tara … [Read more...]

Before and After – Goodwill Find Makeovers

Goodwill is the place to shop! It's seriously hard to leave Goodwill without buying something! With my craft show that I had coming up, I needed a few props or holders for my products.  And low and behold, I found some at Goodwill for next to nothing as it was on a 50% off Saturday! I love this curio shelf!  Love the price even more $3!!!! a bit beat up, but nothing a little spray paint won't fix... Beauty, right! You need to check out my latest Goodwill Makeover that cost me $4!! And this $1.50 sweet find, didn't care much for the bees buzzing around on it ... But, again, a can of spray paint can make almost anything look great! Perfect for my bracelet cuff display! And I found a … [Read more...]

Goodwill Denver … ROCKS!!!

I love Goodwill Industries in Denver! There is ALWAYS something I find there for a GREAT PRICE! I also love Craigslist, too.  I've been looking on Craigslist lately for a used treadmill for about a month as I'm going to start training for a 1/2 marathon.  And, well, you know it's starting to get a bit chilly in these parts, so I didn't want any excuse not to train. I recently went to Goodwill and what did I find?  A freaking treadmill! Seriously!!! {The leaves are via the boys} For how much, you ask? YES, $54.95. {love the 'tredmill'} We got it home and figured out that the 'safety key' was missing.  Bummer. BUT, I went online and called the parts department, they had one in … [Read more...]

Goodwill Finds ~ Business Casual Attire Tops

When I went back to work a few months ago, I realized I didn't have much in the business casual attire department in my closet. I knew that my job was only going to be temporary and I didn't want to spend a lot of money on clothes that I'd wear for a little while. Knowing this, I went to Goodwill and shopped ... and shopped ... and shopped. A lot of times, I did hit their 50% off sales on various Saturdays, so my total shopping bill would come out to around $40 on average. Here are some clothes I bought.... New York & Co blouse for $1.50 $1.50 The cute snaps take me back a few years ;) $1.50 $1.50 Ann Taylor Loft  $1.50  So, as you can see, you can dress for the office on a … [Read more...]