Tag: Goodwill

DIY: Upcycle a Chandelier Into a Bird Feeder

Give your winged friends the royal treatment by upcycling an old chandelier into a show-stopping—and feather-stopping—bird feeder! This week’s DIY project is all about creating a piece of art for your garden that also serves a great function. The birdseed you provide will be even more tasty in this glammed-up feeder. It will make your local birds invite others to join them in your yard!

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Finding Your Good Podcast: All Things Authentication

A week after listening to this chat, we were able to thrift a REAL 70’s Gucci bag for $6! Now we know what to look for when seeking vintage designer bags at Goodwill. Alison, Jason and Joelle dive into all things authentication, designer and vintage. They break down how to authenticate thrifted designer fashions, methods of dating luxury vintage pieces, and ways to value hard-to-find secondhand treasures. May this episode be your pocket designer authentication guide!

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DIY: Upcycle Flatware Into “Pizzazz-ware”

Take the flat out of your flatware by trying a spray paint transformation! With a little bit of paint, some rubber bands and painter’s tape, you can easily turn everyday forks, spoons, knives and more into handheld works of art. With this eye-catching DIY project, you can tailor your utensils to match any color scheme and also turn mismatched pieces into a one-of-a-kind set. For just a few dollars, you will create pieces that will be the talk around the table (socially distanced, of course!). These make great gifts when you pick the recipient’s favorite colors too. Once you see the final look, you will want to upcycle a set for yourself!

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Finding Your Good Podcast: Summer Sizzle

Yes, your favorite summer romper CAN be worn in the winter. It’s all about styling, baby! If you’re looking for inspo on ways to make summer fashion staples work for any season, or just some handy tips about thrifting at Goodwill for warm-weather pieces, join us for our first episode of Season 2! We’re sitting down with five thrift pros to discuss how one can thrift for summer treasures, where to find the best of the best, and ways to compose looks that incorporate summer items year-round.

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DIY Shelves: You’ll Say “How Great!” When You Upcycle with Crates

Connect crates to create a cool catch-all for your collectibles, coffees or cocktails (how about that alliteration?). This totally charming shelving unit works great and looks good when it holds your kids’ school supplies, toys and gear. Arrange your personal library in it or use it to display your musical collection too!

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