Have you seen our new billboards around town? If you didn’t catch them when they were first put up—they’ve changed! The photos below show you the metamorphosis of the three new billboards. Also, keep your eye out for our bus ads and light-rail wrap. And remember, not only do you save lots of money and find unique items when you shop at Goodwill . . . you are also helping Coloradans in need achieve self-sufficiency, dignity and hope through the Power of Work. And that, is a truly great thing!
Today, I have a little sampling of some of the cool, unique and very inexpensive things that you can get at a Goodwill Outlet World. I’ve mentioned the Outlet Worlds before, but this is a perfect time to talk about them again because this Saturday they are having a Red, White and Blue Sale! Everything at the Goodwill Outlet Worlds is sold by the pound and is super cheap already . . . add another 10% off of that and you absolutely can’t go wrong!
Since shopping at the Outlet Worlds is a different kind of shopping experience, I actually made a video to show you how to do it and what to expect. It’s like an adventure in shopping, and if you embrace it, you will leave with some fabulous stuff that cost you very little. I’ll post the video on Thursday!
Vintage typewriter. Maybe not the most useful thing anymore, but oh-so-cool displayed in the writer’s office.
I’m absolutely certain that my mom had this cookbook when I was a little kid . . . actually I think every mom on my street had it.
This is a printer’s drawer and I’ve wanted one forever. Unfortunately I didn’t get this one either! I had to ask a very nice lady who beat me to it, if I could take a photo of it . . . I love it so.
This heavy duty dining table was only $9.99!
And yes, there are bins and bins of clothing and shoes. You might have to dig a little but you will definitely find something that you like!
I saw these brightly colored summer pants from across the store at the Thornton Goodwill. So, I made my way to them and since I couldn’t decide which one’s to get—I got all three! After all, they were very different from each other in color and style . . . I can always justify buying more than I need at Goodwill.
These pants are absolutely perfect for work or for play. The other thing they are perfect for is covering my sun-starved legs. Until I get some time in the sun, these pants will be living on me. And, of course, the rest of the clothing shown in the photos is from Goodwill also.
And a little disclaimer: if you have ever taken a picture in full sunlight, you quickly realize that it’s not a good idea. But, when your parents have offered to be willing photographers—you go to them. Even if that means there might not be any shade for blocks!
This little quick and easy summer project is for everyone who is DIY challenged or for those who don’t have an extra couple of hours to spend on creating something from scratch.
I got these large cups and what appear to be large wine glasses at Goodwill, but I decided that the wine glasses are actually candle holders because of their size. So although mine are most likely candle holders, you can do this project with any type of glassware that has a stem.
Simply assemble the glass inside of the vase or container and then fill the gap with cut flowers of your choice. The one behind-the-scenes touch you may have to do to your centerpiece is to prop up the glassware with a paper towel or something else to get it to your desired height.
The top of the glassware should sit above the container enough that you can still see it once you have placed the flowers in it.
See how easy it is to spruce up your outdoor table with a few things from Goodwill . . . so easy! Have a great weekend!
If you haven’t made it over to Deja Blue or just haven’t been in for awhile, this Saturday is a must. Deja Blue is having a Father’s Day Sale and you can get up to 20% off of your purchases. Goodwill’s boutique offers some of the best name brands and on-trend clothing for a fraction of the retail price.
This Coach bag is in like new condition and was only $89.99.
The Givenchy scarf is also in excellent condition and priced at $89.99. Givenchy scarves retail sell for $250 and up.
And the Stuart Weitzman shoes are new and only $69.99. Shoes by Stuart Weitzman are rarely under $200.
I took all of these items back to Deja Blue last week, so if you hurry . . . they might still be there! If you can wait until Saturday, you can get an even better deal on them—if that’s possible!
And of course, you need to pick up something for dad since it’s a sale in his honor. Deja Blue has men’s clothing from dressy to casual and everything in between.
First, let’s talk about this incredible necklace. I got it at Deja Blue for $8.99. It’s agate and the gold trimmed agate necklaces usually sell for at least $40. The other necklace I’m wearing is another favorite from Deja Blue . . . how could I pass up a gold acorn necklace for $6.99? And when I can’t decide which one I want to wear, well . . . I just wear them both. The next order of business is this yellow-gold shirt. I got it at the Colfax and Havana Goodwill and I can’t believe I bought it. It is the only yellow piece of clothing that I own. Many of us have that one color that we avoid because it just doesn’t look quite right on us, or in other words, it makes us look kind of bad. Mine . . . is yellow. But, I decided to break out of my comfort zone and buy the forbidden yellow shirt. I figured for $3.99, I wasn’t really risking anything—yet! After many failed attempts, I finally wore it. And . . . I kind of liked it! I can’t say that I’ve worn it since, but I’m getting more comfortable, just very slowly. Now it’s your turn!
And for grandma:
Now this shirt on the other hand, is one of my favorites from Goodwill this summer. It is quite possible that my grandma might have a very similar shirt, you know the one, it has the blue thick elastic band at the bottom. Why does my grandma have to be so cool?!
Do you have a clock in your house? I’m not talking about the clock on your microwave or your stove, or even on your phone. I’m talking about a real, old-fashioned analog clock. If you do, it’s probably hanging on the wall in your kitchen right? Well, I actually forgot how much I like clocks and how a lot of them are almost sculpture-like. The right clock in the right space can add so much to the decor of a room.
Seeing as clocks are not as commonplace as they used to be, they have to go somewhere . . . and I’ve seen quite a few at Goodwill. I think it’s probably time that clocks make a comeback. So when you’re ready to be the trailblazer, the risk-taker, of the clock reintroduction–check out Goodwill!
Hi everyone, I’m Allison! I am excited to be guest blogging for Thrifting Denver. On my own blog, All My Great Ideas Are Really From Pinterest (link to reallyfrompinterest.blogspot.com) , I try a variety of pins, and let other aspiring crafters, chefs and bakers know how it ends up. Being a huge fan of DIY and crafting, guest blogging on Thrifting Denver is perfect; most of my posts can be made with a great find at Goodwill.
For today’s post, I took advantage of Goodwill’s extensive vase and glassware selection. So many pieces end up there because people don’t need another plain vase, but a coat of paint can make it something you want to display.
I grabbed three vases from Goodwill for less than 6 bucks. A can of indoor/outdoor spray paint, and painters tape from a craft store, and I was ready to go.
Just cover the vase with painters tape wherever you don’t want the paint, give it a good base coat, let it dry 15 minutes, and apply another coat or two until you covered all the glass.
I painted the inside of two vases and the outside of the third.
Now it’s your turn! Get creative and post pictures here of your vase upgrade!
Make sure to get to Goodwill tomorrow because it’s Blue Saturday! And you know what that means . . . half-off nearly everything in the stores! It’s a great time to buy summer clothes for everyone in the family and to get the essentials for outdoor summer entertaining. See you there!