WHAT'S YOUR INSPIRATION?

Put new life into your Goodwill Finds. Finding Your Good is about gaining inspiration from a community of experts who will provide tips to help you reinvent your personal style that is socially sustainable.

DIY: Use Famous Artists as Inspiration

For your next upcycled project, consider tapping into the creations of world-famous artists as your design inspiration. For this blog, a run-of-the-mill pair of tall bar chairs was transformed into artistic pieces with the help of Piet Mondrian (1872-1944), a Dutch painter known for his abstract style. His paintings are simple, geographic and bold—and they look really cool in today’s spaces.

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There’s Still Time to Show Your Love: 2 Valentine’s Day Projects

Many of us think of Valentine’s Day in terms of the romantic kind of love, which is, of course, totally wonderful. However, I say expand it to make it a time of something special for everyone! Here are two project ideas—one is a simple gift that can be displayed all year long and the other is one that helps to express your care for your community. And both are easy, inexpensive and will certainly make your heart beat faster!

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The Role of Community in Thrift

Preloved often means that an item of clothing or accessory was owned by someone else prior to being bought by another. Corporations and individuals both can sell preloved items, and engage in preloved culture respectively. Preloved as a concept is not bound to the context of a store but rather is connected to the concept of selling items to another than you no longer need or have utilization for.

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DIY: Upcycle Away the Winter Blues by Using Weather-Inspired Design

How about using the recent snowy weather as inspiration for your next project’s design? Here’s a twist on the “ombre” approach—which is a gradual shading of colors from light to dark—using the look of falling snow. Shades of blues and whites with silver sprinkled in will have you “Frozen” in delight when you see how cool your piece will be!

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DIY: Fall in Love with 7 Easy & Fun Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

As we approach Valentine’s Day, here are seven ideas of things to lovingly make for that special someone—even if that special someone is you! There is something magical that happens in us when we take even a moment to create something. As Psychologist & Harvard Professor Howard Gardner once said, “Creativity begins with an affinity for something. It’s like falling in love.” Rock Star Lenny Kravitz also has his take on it when he said, “Love, creativity, and opportunity is in the air. Take it in and do your thing.”

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