This is the first blog entry for my new website coolroomshomedecor.com, and actually my first blog entry ever.
At the risk of giving away trade secrets, I thought I would share more details about how and where I buy the materials I use to create the decor for sale on the site.
It's probably no surprise that the local Goodwill store is a wonderful resource for other people's trash that can be turned into treasures. Items that I have found there, and at another local thrift shop that supports social services, Savers, have been transformed into clocks, lamps, and birdhouses.
The clock pictured above began life as a melmac appetizer plate, and the red glass lamp base looks like it was a container for olive oil! The birdhouse was a great find - the spire was broken off and the paint color was not very attractive, but it just needed a little paint and ornamentation.
Other places that I love to shop are antique malls and, of course, crafting supply stores. More on these to come...