Monday, June 7, 2010

Goodwill Hunting

One of my absolute favorite pastimes is rooting around Goodwill. Ha! I know that sounds strange, but I love looking for unique things or things that are gross and weird that I can change up and use in a fun way. I don't typically have a lot of time to do this during the school year, but now that it's summer you can expect me to be at the Goodwill once a week (plus, I'm really looking for a cool old wooden chair with an upholstered cushion that I can repaint and reupholster for Luke's new big-boy room).
It's definitely not for everyone, and sometimes I find nothing, but when you do find a "treasure" it's so worth it. :) Last week my mom and I ventured to our local Goodwill and she thought I was CA-RAZY for buying this: I really have no clue why I was so drawn to this strange vintage scrabble game... but it was $2 and it had really cool word cubes that I thought I could turn into magnets or something.
Inspiration for these hasn't hit me quite yet, so I stuck the whole game in this old glass tea canister (that I got the same day for $1) and am currently using it as a bookend in my "eclectic" office built-ins.

My other find was this vintage flour tin. I loved the color and that it was kind of beat-up and I'm not using it for flour, but instead to hold a new set of fabric alphabet magnets I just made (another time, another post). Not anything mind-blowing this week at Goodwill, but I'll be sure to keep ya'll posted if I find anything that is :)

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