Inexpensive Goodwill Table Upcycle

by Rachel Baker on January 15, 2014

I really love the concept of Upcycling right now. I look around my pad, realizing the need for extra storage and contemplate what I could do with old furniture to turn it into something a bit more functional than it is now.

I ran across this post and immediately knew I had to save it. First, the DIY how-to is good and probably something I will probably put to use. Secondly and more importantly, I love what Jeanette says about Goodwill and/or the Salvation Army. I thought it was a grand reminder of the little things people can do to help others.

Kudos, Jeanette! and Thank you!

Acquired this nice table Goodwill for $25, I have been doing this (selectively) over the past few months. Our basement remodel has been underway for some time, but it is slowly coming together one piece at a time. As for a finish…I really had no idea what I was going to do with it, so we simply lived with it “as is” in the morning room for while.

{I will never complain about paying extra for a piece I find at Goodwill or Salvation Army. I, too, have noticed that prices have increased a bit, however, the sale from these stores are a funding source to provide job services for people with disabilities, so I know that the extra I might pay is going towards a good cause. My future daughter in law worked there after college as a job placement coordinator. She helped numerous people find work, including people who lost their sight due to diabetes, people with autism, and people with Downs Syndrome. The fact is…the economy has been hard on everyone, but it is even tougher on people that rely on the support from these services, and for some, it’s their lifeline}.

Click here to get the rest of the pattern:

Previous post:

Next post: