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Monday, April 20, 2009

Finally Some Good Goodwill Finds

I'm always stopping by our local Goodwill to see if I might stumble upon some good finds. Up until last week I have never found anything that was worth buying to re-do. Finally I did get lucky my last stop. I bought maybe 7 different wooden pieces that I thought I might be able to transform or for a lack of a better word, "Primerize". I know that is not a word but I really think I like it. Say it a few times to yourself. I think you will like it as well. Anyways I am not the most confident painter but I decided to take a stab at it and see what I could do or rather re-do with these pieces. Here are 2 of the pieces I have finished so far. I think maybe I need to re-tweak them some more but for now I can live with them.

If you have any suggestions on how I can make these look better, I would really appreciate your input. Any painting advice would be greatly welcomed as well. I mainly put on a base color and then maybe a second color. I sand in my wear spots and then I either stain over the whole piece or apply a clear lacquer spray.

We are having some really wet weather this week so maybe I will find some more time to get a few more of my pieces done. Hopefully I will remember to take pictures of them and I will post them as I finish them.

I hope everyone has a wonderful week and don't forget to take time out of your busy day to tell someone just how much you love them.

Blessings Friends,


  1. Amy, thanks for stopping by my site. It's always fun to meet someone new! I have been by to visit yours. I love the outdoor decorations on your deck. Enamelware is something I can't pass up! I will be back to check out your blog often!! Dawn

  2. Amy: Your Goodwill finds are adorable just the way you have decorated them. You have cute ideas; thanks for sharing!

  3. Great finds, Amy!
    I think they look wonderful--you "primerized" them just right, girl! :)

    Have a beautiful day.

  4. I love the candle holder! And the way you updated it is perfect! Looks like you purchased it that way! Great job!

  5. Quite a success I'd say at the Thrift Shop!
    You did wonders with it all.

  6. Amy,

    You did a wonderful job on all your makeovers, I think! Isn't it fun and satisfying to "primerize"? :)


  7. Looks like you did a wonderful job. I have a hard time finding anything good at our goodwill store...and when I do it is expensive.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. As for the stitcheries...I am giving them to my sister for her birthday. Dianntha

  8. I love them! You did such beautiful work!!



  9. Hello, fellow new blogger, we have a lot in common. I love your make overs and I'm trying to do some of these too.

    my blog is

    Hope ya stop by,