Renae the Goodwill Guru

Hi. I'm Renae Corvi the Goodwill Guru. 

From a very young age I had the drive to be an entrepreneur to do what I loved best which is to share my creativity with others. Through all the ups and downs and the unexpected in my life, Goodwill has always been an amazing creative outlet for me. Goodwill's mission helps people to transform their lives, and in many ways, that's exactly what I do with the items I find. Being able to do this over the years Goodwill has unknowingly helped me to express my creativity and share my passion with others. 

A few years ago, I began keeping a picture journal of the treasures that I found at Goodwill. The photos are a before and after of what I rescued and re-purposed. I'm compiling the photos to create a book of all my findings, which I hope will sit on many coffee tables to come. I hope you enjoy my how to videos as much as I did making them.  
Happy Re-purposing,

Renae the Goodwill Guru

August 17th National Thrift Shop Day!

“There’s a lot of people out there that I talked to everyday inside and outside of Goodwill stores who are your greatest and most profitable customers,” states Goodwill Guru, Renae Corvi. “These are the customers whose main objective is to treasure hunt at Goodwill find quality items and re sell these items on-line or elsewhere in order to make ends meet.” 

"I enjoy collecting quality dish sets and here are two sets I always wanted and found them at Goodwill. The blue set is called Wedgwood. The plate on Ebay listed at $36.99 for one plate. I bought the entire set shown here for $7.99. The second set has always been an all time favorite of mine, and its called "The Friendly Village." These are classic traditional favorites a very sought out. These plates can range from $25 to $30 each, or of course less on Ebay."

Renae Corvi, our Goodwill Guru, found this authentic painting at a Goodwill in SWFL. It is hand-painted on porcelain, signed by the artist, and framed in gold. She paid $3.99 for it, had it appraised for $3,000.00 - $4,000.00

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View our first "How to" Video in the Goodwill Guru series

Paris Coffee Cafe  
(repurposed old tv armoire into a beautiful Paris Coffee Cafe' Station for the office or home)  


You can also visit Renae on facebook at Decoratewithcentsibility