Add Artistic Inspiration To Your Next Thrift Refresh

For your next upcycling 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 …

12 Months of Thrifting: May Prompt – Pots & Planters

Planting season is upon us and Goodwill is the perfect place to stock up on this month’s thrift theme for your flowers and plants: pots and planters. Planters might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of thrift stores, but there are so many affordable options readily available at Goodwill at a fraction of retail …

Getting Organized: As Easy as A-B-C… And D

When spring cleaning, you may be taking the opportunity to streamline your accumulation of housewares, clothing, shoes and books. How do you decide what goes and what stays? Getting organized is all about decisions. My definition of clutter is “delayed decisions and delayed actions.” Everything you see sitting around on your countertops is a decision that hasn’t been made (whether to …

12 Months of Thrifting: March Prompt – Mugs & Glassware

Welcome back to the third prompt of the 12 Months of Thrifting challenge. Last month we focused on thrifting vases and this month we’re thrifting glassware and mugs. Why thrift glassware and mugs? Whether you’re a casual thrifter or collector, Goodwill carries a variety of glassware and mugs in all shapes, colors, sizes, and textures. Classic, vintage, funky or quirky …