Do any of you have a strategy when you go into thrift stores? I can’t be the only one that has a “thrift store strategy”. Here’s my strategy: I look on Pinterest, find decor ideas, screenshot the ideas, then go into Goodwill to search for the materials I need.
So, for this Goodwill haul, let me show you what Pinterest inspiration I walked in with.
I’ve been dying to find a box to put glass bottles in to decorate my table or island. I have also been looking for some new glassware for my coffee station. So, I took these pictures with me into Goodwill, and while I was looking at the odds and ends in the store, I had the pictures pulled up to see if I could work with what I found.
I found this little creamer glass and another little clear glass with a lid, that I thought would be perfect for my coffee station. I bought them for $0.99! I took them outside and I spray painted them white. Once they dried, I used my cricut to create labels for the glassware. I also used my thrift store find of the white, Pyrex bowl for a base for a boxwood floral ball I got at Hobby Lobby. That name brand bowl cost me a total of a dollar and some odd cents.
I fell in love with the end product! Cheap, simple, and doable. I love Goodwill. Nothing some spray paint and TLC can’t fix. Next, I wanted to find a box to put some flowers in, and I found this one.
Yes ladies and gentlemen, that is a cat. I guess I fell in love with the quirkiness of it, so I had to buy it. It cost me the total of a whopping dollar, so I figured I’d take a chance with this little guy. I originally wanted to do a dark wood type of centerpiece, but my kitchen table is brown, so I decided I wanted to white wash the wood, which sounds complicated, but it is far from complicated!
This is all you need to whitewash wood! White paint, a cup of water, and a paint brush. Here are the directions: Sand the wood you are wanting to whitewash. Put equal amounts of water and white paint into a cup. Stir the contents. Paint. Re-do coats until you have reached the color you want.
Boom. It’s that easy!
This is my finished product. The kitty faces are gone and the color of the pine wood is, too! I originally had some mason jars I was going to fit into the centerpiece, but they were too wide, so I went to one of my favorite places in the word, Hobby Lobby, and found some “milk jars” which fit perfectly inside my centerpiece.
Perfect. I can change out the flowers with the seasons. It’s dainty, it’s cute, and it was cheap!
I’m in love with the simplicity of this project. I intend on redoing the candle sticks, so that will be another project to look out for!
I encourage you to go out, look, and be inspired! TLC and spray paint go a long way! Don’t feel the need to spend tons of money on dream decor. Make it! If you have questions about Goodwill scavenging or DIY decor, shoot me an email. I would love to assist you.