Saturday, November 16, 2013

Goodwill "Art" Revamp

I love thrift stores because you can always find things that can become awesome with a little bit of work.

Awhile back I found a couple of white square frames for $1.49 each, but wasn't sure what I was going to do with them.

I'm redecorating and reorganizing my kitchen and needed something cute to hang above some extra storage shelves I bought.  Inspired by a picture I saw at "Anya Adores", I decided to put the frames to use there.  (The shelves in the picture at her blog are the same ones I have--Hyllis shelving units from Ikea.)

The pictures in the frame were nothing I would want anywhere in my house, so they were discarded and replaced by my own printed-on-scrapbook-paper knock-offs of things I'd seen around Pinterest.

Here are the pictures that were originally in the frames (no thank you) and the finished project...

So next time you're in the market for art for your home, don't overlook thrift stores like Goodwill, Savers, or local shops.  You'll be saving yourself some money and contributing to the charities each shop supports.

PS -- You probably noticed I couldn't scratch the price tags off all the way.  I have some cleaner at work I use to remove graffiti (the joys of teaching teenagers) that is actually meant for removing adhesives and works great.  It's called Goo Gone.  As soon as I remember to bring it home I'll have them ready to hang up.

PPS -- When I get the kitchen all set, I'll post pictures of them hung.

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