A Goodwill Modification

I took it upon myself to just take a quick moment to do a “peek n’ run”  into Goodwill the other day.  I figured it would be busting at the seams after the holidays.  Sadly, it was not…there was hardly anything on the shelves!?!  Definitely disappointing, however, as I was walking through the last section of my “peek n’ run” route, I spotted this sitting on top of the clothes rack in a little basket.  It was a steal at $3.

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The leather and fringe is super on trend right now and I knew this pint sized little purse would make a perfect gift for my sweet niece.  The red, white, and blue beads were not my favorite, but I knew that this was something that could be easily fixed.  So she came home with me and my afternoon was spent doing a little crafting with some metallic acrylic paint

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and painters tape.  I didn’t want to get any on the actual leather so I taped along the edges of the beads.

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Easy peasy.  All I did was paint the blue and red beads with the gold paint.

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Twenty minutes later, I had this.  Goodbye red and blue and hello glittery gold goodness.

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I left the white beads alone…I thought they were a nice pop between the metallic ones.  We filled it with lots of princess lip glosses, fingernail polishes and play make-up and are hoping to make one little girl very happy on her birthday.

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Just goes to show, you never know what you’ll find at Goodwill.  That should be their motto.  Have you modified any Goodwill or thrifting finds lately?