So I’ve mentioned how I like Goodwill. I mean, I’ve always had a heart for cheering on the underdog. taking in the outcast. embracing the unwanted. eating all the leftovers. You get the idea. So when I discovered Goodwill, I realized I could take other people’s unwanteds and, with a little creativity (usually involving paint), I could turn junk into treasure for CHEAP! This idea intrigues me. It enchants me. It makes me addicted. And I think I might be close to needing an intervention. But for now I’m gonna go with it! And my wallet thanks me.
So here are a couple of things I found recently at Goodwill:
This shoe rack was the same exact rack I bought a couple of months ago at Target and put in our downstairs closet. I knew I needed one for our newly redone bedroom, but didn’t really want to shell out the cash. Did you know that shoe racks are spendy? I mean, unnecessarily spendy in my opinion. Seriously, google it. Anyway, I found this same rack that I had bought at Target for half price at Goodwill. So I snatched that baby up!
Side note – Goodwill takes a lot of Target’s clearanced items and sells them brand new for dirt cheap. One of the best pieces of information I’ve ever learned!!
Okay, so now onto the birdcage. I made a new shelf for our bedroom, and I needed things to put on that shelf, costing minimal moolah. In comes Goodwill, to the rescue. I found this bird cage for $2.99. It’s the ugly chintzy-looking brass, but nothing a little paint can’t fix!
I already had a can of Krylon’s Brushed Metallic Spray paint in oil rubbed bronze. This stuff is awesome! Then I got to work with a couple of thin coats of paint, and here she is:
And that’s it! Easy transformation to a much more updated, eye-pleasing piece! And it’s a little preview of the updated bedroom – we’re still working on it, but it’s coming along and we can share it with you soon!