Thrifting Bins & Painting Spring Pots

Thrifting & Painting -Just a couple of our favorite things!!

But first....Thrifting the Bins

Thrifting:Imagine rows upon rows of bins filled to the brim with eclectic items—clothes, gadgets, household goods—all waiting to be discovered. Goodwill Bins are a unique shopping experience where items are sold by weight, adding an extra layer of excitement. Every visit is a chance to stumble upon hidden treasures, from vintage clothing to rare collectibles.

The art of thrifting at Goodwill Bins goes beyond mere browsing. It requires a keen eye for value and potential. Seasoned thrifters know the thrill of finding high-quality items at a fraction of their retail price. Whether it's a designer handbag or a vintage vinyl record, the possibilities are endless.

Reselling Finds:One person's unwanted item could be another's prized possession. That's the philosophy behind reselling, a thriving industry fueled by platforms like eBay, Etsy, and Depop. Goodwill Bins provide ample opportunities for resellers to source inventory at low cost, maximizing their profit margins.

Reselling:The key to successful reselling lies in knowing your market and understanding what sells. Trendy fashion pieces, rare collectibles, and unique finds are always in demand. With a discerning eye and a bit of research, resellers can turn Goodwill Bins discoveries into lucrative ventures.

However, reselling isn't just about making money—it's also about sustainability and giving items a second chance. By rescuing items from the landfill and giving them new life, resellers contribute to a more eco-friendly shopping ecosystem.

Painting Pots for the Spring Porch:

As the seasons change, so does our desire to refresh our living spaces. One simple yet effective way to breathe new life into your home is by sprucing up your outdoor area with colorful planters. Instead of buying new pots, why not get creative and personalize your existing ones?

Painting pots is a fun and rewarding DIY project that anyone can do. Whether you're a seasoned artist or a novice crafter, there are endless possibilities for expressing your creativity. From vibrant abstract designs to delicate floral patterns, the only limit is your imagination.

Start by selecting terracotta pots in various sizes and shapes. Clean them thoroughly and prime them with a coat of acrylic paint primer. Once dry, let your creativity run wild with acrylic paints in your favorite colors. You can use brushes for precise designs or experiment with sponges and stencils for added texture.

Once your pots are painted to perfection, seal them with a clear acrylic sealer to protect them from the elements. Then, fill them with your favorite spring flowers or herbs and arrange them on your porch for an instant pop of color and personality.

Goodwill Bins offer a playground for thrifting enthusiasts, while reselling provides a pathway to turn those finds into profit. Meanwhile, painting pots adds a personal touch to your outdoor space, transforming it into a vibrant oasis of color and creativity. Whether you're hunting for treasures or unleashing your artistic flair, the possibilities are endless when you combine the thrill of Goodwill Bins with the joy of DIY projects. So, grab your shopping bags and paintbrushes—it's time to embark on a journey of discovery and creativity!

Can we make them look old with Cottage Colors Paint

Plastic Pots Transformed

Cottage Colors is a one step paint! This means that they each have sealer built in! This makes finishing a piece so much easier. They are a water based heavy-duty furniture paint which is safe to use indoors and on heavily used surfaces like tables, chairs, etc (heavily used surfaces may need additional coats of sealer). Zero VOC and solvent free and no extra sealing is required.  DIY Cottage Color One Step Paint  can give your furniture an exciting new look!
Introducing DIY Cottage Color Paint Curated By Jami Ray Vintage , a water based heavy-duty furniture paint which is safe to use indoors and on heavily used surfaces like tables, chairs etc. (heavily used surfaces may need additional coats of sealer). Zero VOC and solvent free and no extra sealing is required.  DIY Cottage Color One Step Paint can give your furniture an exciting new look with a built in sealer!

Make sure the surface is clean, dry and free of grease and penetrating substances. Remove loose coats of old paint or lacquer first. If necessary, prime bleeding wood with DIY Salvation Solution. Paint over new surfaces (wood) and existing firm coats of old paint, lightly sand in between coats. Only when a strong color difference exists (generally from very dark to very light) spot priming or a third coat may be required.

Can be diluted with water (max. 10%)

Drying time
Leave first coat to dry for approx. 12 hours before sanding; the second coat will be touch dry after about 1 hour, depending on the temperature.

One liter of Cottage Color will cover approx. 10-12 m². Make sure to minimize waste by carefully calculating the paint you need for your project and putting it in a separate container so your brush does not contaminate the paint as it is VOC and solvent free.

Storage / Shelf life
Store containers tightly sealed in a cool but frost-free place. Shelf life: 1 year, when unopened. Keep unused paint for later use; avoiding waste effectively may minimize the environmental impact of the product.
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