Earlier this week we featured a guest post from Joanne Palmisano, author of Salvage Secrets and SalvageSecretsBlog.com. She shared some tips on how to create a beautiful and affordable holiday centerpiece. Today, she shares one her favorite Goodwill finds that perfectly complemented her guest bedroom.
My guest bedroom is a small room with a corner area that I need to have double duty–I need the extra storage but want to have it be useful for guests. This is what the space looks like:
When I went to Goodwill and spied this green bureau, I knew it was the perfect solution. Goodwill always has some great dressers, and other wood furniture finds. I go in often, because they change daily. I knew when I saw the green dresser it was not going to last long, so I grabbed it right away. I always have my measuring tape with me so I knew it would fit in the corner space in the room.
All the drawers work well and it has beautiful handles. All I had to do is give a little wash and style around it. I tucked it in, added a vintage mirror I found at a different time and some branches from a fallen tree. A few old books, a tray and antique light, make this space feel really cozy.
My guests can use the top of the bureau for their toiletries and I can use the drawers for my sweaters. I love working with Goodwill for my furnishing my home. Not only do I love to support the mission, but the green factor of reusing. Recycled dressers and shelving make for great instant closets. The Goodwill stores in northern New England always have a great selection of these. You can leave them as is, like I did the green dresser, or change them up with a little paint or decoupage. Have fun recycling!
Joanne Palmisano, is the author of the new book, Salvage Secrets, Transforming Reclaimed Material into Design Concepts. She also has a blog called Salvage Secrets, at www.salvagesecretsblog.com.
Updated 6 months ago by Kimberly Curry
Giving new life to Goodwill finds extends the life of the item and makes for a sustainable choice. Not only will you be saving money, but you will be saving our planet by diverting products from landfills.
Sustainability starts with a shirt. Goodwill calls it shirt economics. Shirt donations create jobs, and shirt sales sustain the working community.