Friday, August 27, 2010

I'm not Being Paid by Goodwill

Earlier today, I left my local Goodwill thrift store with quite a haul.  I was so thrilled by what I found, I hurried home and posted a very excited blog entry.  

Well, I spent the remainder of the afternoon redecorating our master bedroom with my finds--in between trips to the physical therapist and various schools.  It was a busy afternoon.  (Oh, and my sprained elbow is healing nicely, thank you for asking.)  

Here's a sneak peek at the project.

First, a display of what I found at Goodwill today:
    Sorry about the big, blue date in all these pictures.  I haven't had time to do any photo editing yet, today.

See all of those linens?  They are new!  They were damaged/opened packaging from Target and Pottery Barn!  We're talking sheets for $4.  Pillow shams for $3.  The lampshade is also a slightly damaged cast-off from Target.  It's canvas!  The plates were just too pretty to pass by, and the lamp--well, let's just say that i was sure the lamp had potential.
Here's a close-up of the linens.  I don't know if the computer screen does the color justice--they are the prettiest shade of apple green, with tan and white accents.  
Now, here is a picture of my bedroom in its natural state.  The before, if you will.
Don't you just love how I've decorated the bedside tables with piles of JUNK?  Just to keep it real, I will disclose that I made the bed and moved the laundry baskets right before taking this picture.  (Proof:  circular shapes pressed into carpet at the end of the bed!)

Thanks to a fruitful morning of shopping at Goodwill, tonight I'll be climbing into this:
Buh-bye, bland....hello, serene color!
I love the new bedding, but my favorite element of the room is the apple green lamp.
I told you that ugly, old brass lamp had possibilities!  All it took was a can of spray paint and a fresh, new lampshade.

It's been such a busy day....I can't wait to flop down on my newly dressed up bed and get some sleep!  You can see more details about my bedroom makeover here....I'm excited to show you the curtains.
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  1. Very impressive! I love GoodWill!!

  2. Serene is a good description of the new look!!

  3. I love everything about this post, I'm so glad I found your blog!

    1.) My husband looked at me like I was crazy when I laughed out loud at your title.
    2.) I also got a look when I said "shut up!" to the goodness that you scored.
    4.) Love that you showed your bedroom clutter.
    5.) What spray paint color did you use on that lamp? I love it!

    Happy to be a new follower, great job on your revamp!
    -Ann Marie

  4. This is stunning! I am so jealous! Wish I had a place like this to go and get stuff for our house- we live in South Africa... so far our bedroom is only white- very bland :(

  5. Don't you love a good thrift day? I think you had a great one! I haven't been to my salvation army lately. They are our thrift that gets the target and very rearely Pottery Barn! LOVE it all! I too think that the lamp is my fav! Pretty sure that Apple Green anything looks fabulous! Wonder if my children would look good that color?
    Happy Weekend!!