Friday, September 10, 2010

Goodwill Goodie Makeover ~ After

Good Morning!  It's a bit dreary today and there's another chance of rain ~ fall has certainly blown in.  The farmers are in the fields and the smells outside are wonderful.  Instead of the usual traffic, the blacktop is crawling with combines, tractors, and wagons now.  I love this season!  I've got my Scentsy warmer on and the house is filling with the scent of cinnamon cider.  If you've never heard of Scentsy before, I recommend that you look it up on the web.  It's a great product.  I think that my day will be spent baking pumpkin bars and cooking up chili in the crockpot ~ it's the perfect weather for both!

My Goodwill Goodie Makeover is complete and once again I'm thrilled!  I love the cut marks and how the double paint highlights them.

These are displayed next to our fireplace for now.  I have a magazine rack (also a Goodwill purchase) that may become their home once it undergoes it's own makeover.  It's exciting to see how a coat or two of paint transforms these pieces into the perfect prim decor.  I have began to look past the current condition of a piece to what I can turn it into.  Before when I visited a Goodwill store, I would start at the clothing racks and then, if I had the time, take a quick look at the other items.  Now I find myself searching for makeover projects first! 

I'm not sure what next week's makeover will be ~ it may be another cutting board or I may try a candle box that I've purchased.  One thing I know for sure is that I'm mad for a makeover!


  1. Did you sand them before you painted? I started scrapping today....finally. I really want that slice, so I better get scrapping, huh? lol. I'll post what I'm working on tomorrow....going with the theme "Scrappy Saturday"

  2. The 2 cutting boards I did sand because of the painting on them ~ the shelf I didn't need to. Looking forward to reading that post!

  3. Great job on these!
    Thanks for visiting my new blog. I'm past halfway to the giveways!


  4. Oh, my! Another thing we have in common. I love to do cutting/bread boards! Here's an idea for you----find a wood bowl and a bread board. The diameter of the bowl should be equal to the width of the board. Have someone (?) cut the bowl in half and attach the 1/2 bowl to the board. A combination of screws and glue works best. Then do your magic process. Now you have a candle sconce or place to display greenery or berries. Just an idea.......

  5. Great idea Linda ~ I will keep that in mind!