We are thrilled to have Erin from Domestic Adventure guest posting for us once a month. Erin’s blog is filled with great DIY tips, repurposing projects, thrift finds and lots of great recipes. In this month’s edition of Inspiration in Every Aisle, Erin spots items you can find in most Goodwill stores and how just a fresh coat of paint can transform these items to work with your home.
Inspiration in Every Aisle: Paint Edition
I’m thrilled to be back with the May edition of my Inspiration in Every Aisle series! Going to Goodwill is a tempting venture for me. I always spy inspiration for more projects than I could possibly have time to achieve and more projects than I have room for in our house! That’s why these monthly posts are so fun for me—I can “window shop” for DIY projects and share my ideas with all of you.
Because nearly everything in life can be spruced up with a few coats of paint, I am pleased to bring you a post full of items that you could make your own with a few swift sprays and brush strokes.
First up is this lamp base. Sure, this green color may have gone out with the 80s, but the lamp has a solid structure and an attractive shape.
You could take a cue from Mindy at Heart Maine Home (another Maine blogger!) and coat the base with a fresh blue color and top it with a crisp white shade. Then it would really make a statement!
I wish I had endless rooms in our house because I would fill them with cute pieces of painted furniture. This solid wood dresser looked promising…
Just think what its future could be like if it had this fantastic gray and white paint treatment, as created by Centsational Girl. The possibilities are endless!
And how nice is the shape of this old mirror? The mirror was in great condition, but the wood frame could use a little TLC.
I’m imagining that I would tape some newspaper over the mirror and spray the frame down with crisp, glossy coats of white or black paint, but this deep blue color in the mirror by Little Green Notebook is also lovely…
I kick myself when I write these posts because I always wish I had snatched up a couple of these items for some projects. But alas, I’m not in need of a lamp, mirror or dresser at this very moment. But if you are, be sure to cruise through your local Goodwill with a creative eye and some spray paint in your back pocket!