I got something for you!
Here is the finished console.
The only things not from Goodwill are the painting, the lampshades, the willow sticks and our personal items (shoes, sunglasses, engagement photo). I took a lot of care into making sure I showed items only from Goodwill. Frankly, I feel like I could have found some art from Goodwill if I had more time. I’m really proud of the outcome. Sure, I’ve told myself I could have been better here and there. However, I know I did pretty good for my first time.
This was me when we finished the “after” shoot. It’s how I let my mother know I was done, it went fine and what I wore.
I look so forward to working with the team again. If anything, they get my humor and love The Colonel. He misses them.
This was The Colonel when we finished the “after” shoot.
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I’m really proud to say that I was asked to work with Goodwill on their “Get it at Goodwill” video series which is part of their larger “I got it at Goodwill” campaign.
The video will be posted later today on their Facebook wall, Twitter feed and YouTube Channel. Additionally, it will be on Tumblr. Follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter so you’ll be the first to know when it’s out there and you can see me trying to be cool.
It was my first time “on camera” and I definitely need to loosen up for our future videos. However, it was a great experience. I loved the team from Goodwill, their faith and trust in me and so honored to be asked. I love decorating and commonly use Goodwill treasures in my own designs.
Currently, I’m working on a list of future video topics/areas of the home that I think would be interesting and fun. Please share with me any of your ideas! Also, submit and share your Goodwill finds here.
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Posted in DIY, Goodwill Hunting, Our House, tagged cleaning, clown, dining room, dust, dusting, Goodwill, light switch, living room, oversized plate, sanding the wall, trellis on March 5, 2012 |
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We got a lot done this weekend. We told the kitchen cabinet-maker to get real (more on that later), did some cleaning and even a few DIYs. A few days home will give a girl some energy.
First, our house was crazy dusty. It was sick. The Mister sanded the walls in our kitchen and had someone put drywall on the ceiling in our kitchen. (These things happened a few weeks ago.) So, the dust was plentiful. For example, this was The Mister after he sanded the walls.
He looks like a clown with his skin being pink from under the mask and everything else powder white.
Our dining room had the most dust due to its proximity to the kitchen and had become a holding room for kitchen essentials. These were our shelves.
So, we dusted the entire dining room and Windexed everything we could. Then, vacuumed and I mopped the wood floors. It feels pretty great. This week I’ll tackle the living room. I understand I’ll have to do this a few more times to really rid us of the dust, so I didn’t style the shelves and they’re acting as a pantry still, but it’s worth it. The Mister was so inspired he told that the light switch by our front door bothered him and he purchased an oversized plate for it.
Obviously, this is a temporary fix and we’ll have to sand the walls in our living room too – someday. We had to do it in our master bedroom and we’ll have to do it everywhere we repaint. Speaking of painting, I painted these recent finds from Goodwill.
I’m not sure what they were originally, but they will become trellises for some ivy. They were $3.99 and $5.99 at Goodwill. Score! I’ll share them later. Did you do anything fun this weekend? The weather was pretty great here, unusually warm, hence me deciding to spray paint.
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