madloona:

My company is doing an event to support the NYC Food Bank. Donate $20 or more to help feed NYC families in need and get a custom illustration of your fav food to boot! More info

madloona:

My company is doing an event to support the NYC Food Bank. Donate $20 or more to help feed NYC families in need and get a custom illustration of your fav food to boot! More info

(via honeychiles-kitchen)

Thrift Store Clothing

ladymaxwell:

Whenever people act disgusted with the idea of a thrift store it honestly degrades how I see them. One, because these people have exaggerated ideas of what the clothes at thrift stores look like and consist of, thinking they’ll get some kind of infectious rash or something.  Two, because you are NOT so important that you need a brand new one of everything. How self-centered is that anyways? A lot of garments outlast however long their original buyer wants them. I know in my life I’ve given away A LOT of clothes that are perfectly fine I just grew out of them or something. Also, do you even know what it takes to make that pair of jeans? That shirt- the labor? The resources? Three, because if someone else pays for you to do your clothes shopping and they’re strapped for cash like a lot of people are it’s incredibly selfish and unnecessary to go pay a shit ton of money at basic ass clothing stores like Hollister. 

Also you know, if you shop at certain thrift stores you’re totally helping out local people and the local economy. 

I, personally, have bought a lot of my clothes at a thrift store that does things like host local artists in a lobby area, hosts free wifi for the community, gives away kids books and sells other books for super cheap, and helps give a lot of people in dire situations some decent clothes. Thrift stores do actually have a lot of good stuff too. I just recently found theeee cutest blazer for like five dollars that would have normally been at least thirty, and two pairs of jeans that fit me just right for like three dollars each. 

And another thing- I don’t know anyone who throws away their clothes, but seriously- don’t do it. Donate your shit, okay. Just because you can’t sell it at a yard sale or give it to a relative doesn’t mean it’s worthless. You might not get something out of it yourself but someone else could.

Like, there is no reason to purposefully avoid a thrift store. They are some of the coolest shops around. Go donate, go shop, just go.

madloona:

My company is doing an event to support the NYC Food Bank. Donate $20 or more to help feed NYC families in need and get a custom illustration of your fav food to boot! More info

madloona:

My company is doing an event to support the NYC Food Bank. Donate $20 or more to help feed NYC families in need and get a custom illustration of your fav food to boot! More info

(via honeychiles-kitchen)

goodwillgal:

My House of Goodwill - Framed Monogram

I’m always looking for unique picture frames to add to my wall galleries so I always make sure I stroll through the artwork aisle at Goodwill.  

On one visit, I spied my eyes on this angelic print surrounded by an ornate frame.  My eyes looked beyond the print and straight to the wooden frame. Although the gold was a bit much for me, I fell in love with the frame and had no idea what I’d do with it, but knew I had to bring it home.   

First, I decided to paint it to coordinate with our home, so I separated the canvas board from the frame and used heirloom white spray paint to cover both pieces.  I then used a antique glaze, found at craft stores, to layer over the heirloom white.  What’s nice about a glaze is that you can rub on and wipe off as little or a lot to achieve the look you like. The small bottle was less than $3 and a little goes a long way.

After brainstorming a bit, I decided I wanted a monogram in the center and since I don’t own a vinyl cutting machine, I found a source online where I could have an affordable monogram made to my specifications.  After I received a preview image of the vinyl, I felt the single “G” needed something more so I played around and decided to add the year my husband  and I were married, “Estab. 1992”.

I took my time making sure I had the vinyl positioned correctly then rubbed the it onto the canvas board. I was a bit nervous to apply the vinyl but I worked on it slowly and the result was better than I expected. 

The frame is quite substantial and hangs in our kitchen eating area.  I love that it’s unique and it gives me the satisfaction that I did it myself!  

My project is a nice reminder of our wedding day and that we just recently celebrate 20 years together! 

Have you created something unique that represents you? I’d love to hear about it.

Take care,

The Goodwill Gal

email:  TheGoodwillGal@gmail.com

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