Repurposing Goodwill Finds
A few months ago, my girls and I took a trip to a Kansas City Goodwill just to get out of the hotel room for a while, and also to look for something that I could repurpose for our Int’l Bloggers Club Back to School edition. I ended up finding a few other things besides our school supply holder, like the wooden plaque seen in this post. I also bought two other things, a cheese platter and a wooden tray. My theme when shopping was “all things wood”, can you tell?
I bought this vintage cheese platter. It was in good shape and it was nice and solid.
I cleaned it up, took the metal plate thing off, and thought I was going to stencil the inside rim, but changed my mind, and I simply stained and sealed this side. I think it’ll make a nice centerpiece with flowers in the rim and maybe a candy dish in the middle, but that’s as far as I’ve got on that side, just the thought stage.
I sanded the back, stained, stenciled and sealed it with polyurethane. I made this stencil using my Cricut Machine using the font Tingler Script and I purchased this beautiful wreath embellishment from this Creative Market Shop. I have this wood sign leaning in one of the extra chairs in my kitchen, and it looks pretty cute there.
The last wood piece I got at Goodwill was this little wooden tray. I’m not really sure what it is. Anybody know?
Here’s what I did with it:
I sanded it a bit, painted and distressed it. Then I stenciled some of the words found from this pumpkin stencil. I also added some green paint here and there, but I’m not sure if I like it. I wanted to give it color, but maybe I got a little too much green on there. Other than that, it’s kinda cute huh? Do you all remember those pumpkins in this photo? I made them last year from those old posts that used to be in our house.
I hope this inspires you to browse the shelves at Goodwill to find some treasures to bring home and give new life to.