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I love Goodwill, and I always find great things there. I like Goodwill because the things I find are unique and I don’t have to worry about seeing it in someone else’s home. You can find high-end things there for cheap. And I don’t have to feel bad about painting or changing a piece, because it’s usually damaged in its current state. The things I tend to look for are books and furniture, sometimes jackets or skirts, fabric, fashion jewelry, and purses.

Anyways, I found this cute gossip chair at Goodwill recently, and gave it a little sprucing up:

Here it is after using wood glue and clamps to put it back together, and a thorough sanding:

(That end table in the back is also from Goodwill – it says “Ethan Allen” on it but I’m not sure if it’s old or not – it sure seems to be. I haven’t figured out what to do with it yet.)

I know you’re wondering what those little yellow things are! They are these:

They help you paint all the way down to the side of your project, whether it’s a flat piece or a table or chair. The holes are there so if you’re working with saw horses, you can zip tie them to the saw horse so you can be sure those little trianlges won’t go anywhere. They’re really durable, I was surprised one leg or another didn’t fall off when I was painting and pressing against the chair with the brush.

These are the kinds of gifts I get nowadays from Johnny 🙂 He got them at Home Depot for around $5 I think for a pack of 10 triangles.

Anyways, here’s the chair after I scrounged up some paint, foam, and fabric I had around the house:

The paint is Martha Stewart Cumulus Cloud in flat (I used it on the ceilings in the day parlor (yellow room) and dining room (purple)). The darker gray is Martha Stewart Zinc, also in flat (bought a quart to paint a mirror frame that I haven’t actually gotten around to doing yet…).  The fabric is something from the home decor section of Joanns I got a while ago to make a pillow.

It turned out very nice and I’m quite happy with it. I’m not sure if I’ll keep it or sell it – I’m getting to the point where I need to start selling things if I want to keep purchasing new stuff and redoing them. It might be a good method of continuing to hone the look I’m going for! For now I’ll keep it, and when the next project comes along I’ll have to decide what will need to go.


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