Goodwill Finds

I’d say that pretty much my entire family is addicted to goodwill. We probably go once or twice a week. Sometimes there is nothing good there and it is all junk. But once in a while you find some serious deals. Especially when it is 50% off day. Jordan and I’s house is probably half goodwill and so is my mom’s. She finds anything and everything there and makes it a beautiful piece in her home. I don’t think Jordan and I have ever paid full price for something at a furniture store for anything since we have been married. In fact, I don’t think we have really ever been in a furniture store. When we got married, we were blessed to have lots of family members that gave us their furniture that they no longer needed. Which was a huge blessing, since we didn’t need to purchase anything starting out. Any furniture that Jordan and I have had to buy in the 2 1/2 years that we have been married, has usually been purchased at goodwill, garage sales, or off of a fb swip swap site. I really feel like this has helped us save some serious money over the years.

Usually, Jordan and I fix up a lot of our furniture by using chalk paint. Chalk paint can make a world of a difference and can completely change the look of a piece of furniture. Jordan and I have this family room that is right off the kitchen that we have been wanting to put a little chair in. There is this perfect little corner for a chair right by the fireplace.

My mom found this chair the other day at goodwill and sent me a picture saying it was only 6$. So of course, I told her we would take it and fix it up to put in our family room.

I bought some chalk paint at Michael’s with my 50% off coupon, so it came out to be only 4$ for paint. Originally, I was going to paint the chair with grey chalk paint but felt I had to much grey already in my house. We painted our kitchen cabinets with grey chalk paint a few months ago and the kitchen is right by the family room, so I decided to paint the chair white instead to help brighten up the room more. Before painting, I made sure to tape off the areas that I didn’t want to get paint on. I painted on two coats of white chalk paint, which only took me a couple hours. That seems like kind of a long time just to paint a chair, but this chair had lots of little nooks and crannys that were hard to get to. After painting, I let the chair completely dry for a couple hours and then we moved it into the family room. I love the yellow fabric on the chair and feel it ties in perfectly with all the other yellow accents in the room. I now call it my yellow room!

 With chalk paint the possibilities are endless and you can literally turn junky, outdated furniture into something really beautiful and practical. Okay I am getting off my soap box now.

This picture totally describes My mom and I perfectly:

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