If you’re designing your home and looking for more cost-effective options, you’re probably shopping at a thrift store like Goodwill. Finding furniture, linens, decor and more at a fraction of the cost can save you a lot of money. It also gives your home a loving warmth because you had a hand in choosing each piece.
With a little bit of DIY creativity, you can turn gently used items into beautiful home decor pieces. If you’re willing to go on the hunt for quality pieces that can be repurposed in your home, here are some DIY projects to consider.
A refinished dresser is a great way to add character to a bedroom. Vintage and mid-century modern finds happen at Goodwill all the time, but you may even find a modern piece. Painting a dresser will give it a fresh look and you’ll be able to match the rest of your home’s decor. Adding new hardware is the finishing touch. We love these brass knobs and pulls that are on-trend right now.
Recover a Sofa or Chair
Rather than purchasing a brand new sofa or chair, you can find one that has good bones and reupholster it. You may even choose to use new filling to take it a step further. Even if you spend a little more on fabric that you love, you’ll end up saving hundreds of dollars with this project.
Curtains That “Go”
Most homeowners don’t realize that curtains are expensive until it’s time to buy them. Goodwill has an extensive selection of linens to sort through. If you can’t find a matching set, consider using this designer tip: find fabrics and textures that blend well but aren’t identical. This creates a cohesive look for your window treatments at a fraction of the cost. Plus, it adds so much character!
Need some art for those blank walls? Find quality frames at Goodwill and switch out the photo for a fun wallpaper. This trick is especially unique for kid’s rooms and a baby nursery. There are so many adorable children’s wallpaper options that would look beautiful framed.
Spray Paint Tchotchkes
One way to get the designer look is to use various accessories to style bookshelves, dressers, coffee tables and kitchen counters. You’ll find a wide selection of various home decor accessories at Goodwill. If you want your vases, jars and other tchotchkes to match, simply spray paint them the same color.
Go on the hunt!
Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona stores are known for their sizable selections, unique goods, fun finds, and of course our low prices! You never know what you’ll find at a Goodwill location near you. For more special offers and coupons, sign up for our email newsletter.