I'm not one to give up. So when I bought one of those gold light fixtures from the Goodwill and failed at my first project, I tried again! Of course, it took me four months to figure something new out . . .
The before (left) and the not so good after (right: it just looks like a black outdated light fixture!).
We recently finished up a basement remodel and of course my husband bought a huge television to put in the family room. I needed a large console to hold all his electronic gadgets but of course I didn't want to spend a fortune. I found this dresser at my local Goodwill. I know it looks dated but the piece was solid, (weighs a ton) and it has a ton of storage for cds, dvds, gaming equipment, and surround sound. So after sanding, painting, and replacing the dated knobs . . . here is the after pic
Su Casa member Leahlarocco spotted this grungy old chair at Goodwill on sale for $7. There was nothing pretty about the upholstery or even the finish (it's basically an office chair), but she saw potential in it. She decided to paint the frame with Ralph Lauren silver metallic paint, and reupholster it with a $3 Waverly fabric and some charming blue trim. The finished product is a far cry from her Goodwill find, feminine and full of personality. Want to see it? Then read more
Here's what she has on:
Congrats to ljhtx!
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Donating is a great thing, and getting something back in return is an extra bonus. That's exactly what Banana Republic and Goodwill are set to do. From Oct. 16 through Oct. 26, take a trip to your local Banana Republic store, drop off a gently worn sweater or coat, and receive 30 percent off any regular priced item. Pretty simple, huh?
All your donated items will be sold at Goodwill stores nationwide. Proceeds will benefit training and employment programs for people with disabilities, those who lack education, and those facing economic challenges. Come on, dust off that coat you haven't worn since 1996 and give it to someone who needs it.
I know you have a sweater or two that has been sitting in your closet collecting moth balls. Dust them off between today and the 12th, take them to your local Banana Republic and get 30 percent off one regular-priced sweater. Sorry cashmere lovers, this excludes the 100 percent cashmere sweaters. There's also a three-sweater limit, even if you donate more.
Banana will donate your sweater to Goodwill so that someone less fortunate can make use of it. When all is donated and bought, you'll feel warm and fuzzy on the inside and out. Aw!