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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,300 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, … Continue reading

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Window Frosting :: ThriftStoreRemix :: Derrick Douglass

Window Frosting by Derrick Douglass Sep 09, 2012 ________________________________________________________________ My job changes everyday. No longer do I try to schedule more than 4 hours of my 8+hour days because any moment I will jump on a new project or a … Continue reading

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Sick Flynn :: Derrick Douglass :: ThriftStoreRemix

Sick Flynn by Derrick Douglass Aug 05.2012   Many know that I have numerous interests. Currently, I am a student at Montgomery College studying Graphic Design. Additionally, I am developing my artistic skills and abilities when I’m not remixing or … Continue reading

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oK 2 B dIFFErent :: Derrick Douglass :: ThriftStoreRemix

oK 2 B dIFFERENt by Derrick Douglass Jul 22.2012 Like me, some of you are accused of being cheap. Ironically, friends, families and associates believe we are cheap, we believe we are frugal, trying to stretch our dollars as far … Continue reading

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People In Picture :: ThriftStoreremix :: by Derrick Douglass

People in Picture Jan 21.2012 by Derrick Douglass _________________________________________________________ :::::::::::: I love this project. Doesn’t it look great. At that time I lived in Columbia, SC and I purchased the wire people local Goodwill. They each cost about one dollar. … Continue reading

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Jumal Can Do ‘Everything’ :: Derrick Douglass :: ThriftStoreRemix

Jumal Can Do ‘Everything by Derrick Douglass Jan 19.2012 A few months ago, during a business trip to Pittsburgh, my wife rode hailed a cab to transport her to her hotel room.  Unsprisingly, her driver, Jumal, was an affible fellow. … Continue reading

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Christmas Wrapping ::: ThriftStoreRemix :: Derrick Douglass

Christmas Wrapping by Derrick Douglass Dec 25, 2011 ________________________________________________________________ The gifts we give at Christmas reflects our  generosity, for it has been said that is better to give than receive.  OK! I’ll go with that. Conformity is the bane of … Continue reading

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A Christmas Wish

A Christmas Wish by Derrick Douglass Dec 24, 2011 ________________________________________________________________ To enjoy Christmas, is like a Hershey chocolate bar, one never outgrow the warm feeling it creates. But, as ones steps slow and time engenders caution, the holiday becomes a … Continue reading

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Dial 1-800-Nostalgia

Dial 1-800-Nostalgia by Derrick Douglass Nov 24, 2011 ________________________________________________________________ Doug Larson said,”Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days.”  Like the breath we take that gives us life, nostalgia defines our humanness. In time, … Continue reading

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Thrift Store and Dumpster Diving Treasures v6.0 ::: ThriftStoreRemix :: Derrick Douglass

Thrift Store and Dumpster Diving Treasures v6.0 by Derrick Douglass Nov 23, 2011 ________________________________________________________________ I live the mantra, “Remix, ReUse and Recycle.” I hope to demonstrate how Thrift Stores and Dumpsters can be a great source of stuff. I love … Continue reading

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Lite Bright Dome Light :: ThriftStoreREmix :: Derrick Douglass

Lite Bright Dome Light Oct 28.2011 by Derrick Douglass _________________________________________________________ :::::::::::: I am still in the midst of redeuxing my home office.  The challenge has been difficult at time, but very rewarding.  Color and Cost are my main issues. Though … Continue reading

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Home Office ReDEux :: Phase I and II :: Derrick Douglass :: ThriftStoreRemix

Home Office ReDEux :: Phase I & II by Derrick Douglass Oct 03.2011 It is time to redeux and redesign my home office. My space is 75 square feet. My objective is to maximize the space. Additionally, the space must … Continue reading

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M-Deusa :: Derrick Douglass (Artist)

M-Deusa Sep 18.2011 by Derrick Douglass _________________________________________________________ :::::::::::: The Work Sisters, Deusa, M-Deusa and Deusa1 are powerful as individuals. As a trio, they are unbound power.  Deusa, the eldest is a duality.  M-Duesa, the youngest, is reason personified.  She balances … Continue reading

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Thrift Store and Dumpster Diving Treasures v5 ::: ThriftStoreRemix :: Derrick Douglass

Thrift Store and Dumpster Diving Treasures v5.0 by Derrick Douglass Sep 05, 2011 ________________________________________________________________ I live the mantra, “Remix, ReUse and Recycle.” I hope to demonstrate how Thrift Stores and Dumpsters can be a great source of stuff. I love … Continue reading

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All Talk and All Action :: ThriftStoreRemix :: Derrick Douglass

All Talk and All Action by Derrick Douglass Jul 11.2011 We all know someone who has a gazillion ideas.  They are just one idea away from fame, riches or both.  This article is not about them! I am fortunate to … Continue reading

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Get Up! Get Out! Do Something! :: ThriftStoreRemix :: Derrick Douglass

Get Up! Get Out! Do Something by Derrick Douglass Jun 17.2011 According BusinessDictionary.com, Management by Walking Around (MBWA), “Refers to a style of business management which involves managers wandering around, in an unstructured manner, through the workplace(s), at random, to … Continue reading

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The Legacy Continues, In Me :: ThriftStoreRemix :: Derrick Douglass

The Legacy Continues, In Me by Derrick Douglass May 10.2011 Charles Wilson said, “Jessica B. Harris’s book, ‘High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America’, is a sweeping yet intimate view of food in African American life … Continue reading

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What turned you on to Art, Remixing or Crafting? :: ThriftStoreRemix :: Derrick Douglass

What turned you on to Art, Remixing or Crafting? by Derrick Douglass May 15.2011 I was not the best High School student.  I was a solid ‘C’ student. But, I was at home Woodshop and Metalshop class. Nothing less than … Continue reading

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Deusa :: Derrick Douglass (Artist)

Deusa May 07.2010 by Derrick Douglass _________________________________________________________ :::::::::::: The Work Medusa was seriously misunderstood.  Yes! She had a head full of hissing snakes.  Yes! She turned all who looked at her, directly, into stone.  And last but not least, some … Continue reading

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Fundamental Lessons :: ThriftStoreRemix :: Derrick Douglass

Derrick Douglass Fundamental “Lessons” by Derrick Douglass May 01.2011 Recently, upon returning home from picking up my take out order, I discovered that my rice wasn’t included.  I should know to always check my order before leaving the restaurant.  An … Continue reading

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I love to Remix, Reuse and Repurpose :::: Thrift Store Remix by Derrick Douglass

I love to Remix, Reuse and Repurpose by Derrick Douglass Jan 24.2011 As I expand how I think about found objects, I have stumpled upon an idea rarely delved into. Simply, found objects infuse art and furniture and home furnishings … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2011 :::: Thrift Store Remix by Derrick Douglass

  Happy New Year 2011 by Derrick Douglass Jan 01.2011 http://www.thriftstoreremix.wordpress.com ThriftStoreRemix has been alive for over two years.  Whooopeeee! 2010 has been too exciting.  The poor economy has gotten many to get back to basics.  We’re spending less, because … Continue reading

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Thrift Store and Dumpster Diving Treasures #4 ::: ThriftStoreRemix :: Derrick Douglass

Thrift Store and Dumpster Diving Treasures #4 by Derrick Douglass Oct 22, 2010 ________________________________________________________________ I live the mantra, “Remix, ReUse and Recycle.” I hope to demonstrate how Thrift Stores and Dumpsters can be a great source of stuff. I love … Continue reading

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Indigo Chandelier ::: Thrift Store Remix ::: by Derrick Douglass

Indigo Chandelier July 25.2010 by Derrick Douglass :::: ChiefRemixOlogist _________________________________________________________ :::::::::::: The ReMix My bride and I are slowly designing our home.  I am proud of her, because her interior designing sensibilities have grown and stretched. My bride is cool … Continue reading

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Derrick Douglass Momma’s Gotta Brand New Desk :: Thrift Store Remix :: by Derrick Douglass

Momma’s Gotta Brand New Desk July 21.2010 By Derrick Douglass :::: ChiefRemixOlogist _________________________________________________________ :::::::::::: The ReMix The trick to decorating small spaces it so make it look as big as possible. Since glass tables and desks allow light to pass … Continue reading

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TeeCycle.org: T-Shirts get a 2econd Life ::: Thrift Store Remix ::: by Derrick Douglass

TeeCycle.Org by Derrick Douglass Jul 18.2010 ThriftStoreRemix’s mission is to spotlight the work of organizations who live the remix, reuse and re-purpose mantra.  Today, I spotlight TeeCycle.org where T-Shirts get a 2econd life.  I met TeeCycle’s founder, Tim Cigelske, through … Continue reading

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Thrift Store and Dumpster Diving Treasures #3 :::: Thrift Store Remix by Derrick Douglass

Thrift Store and Dumpster Diving Treasures #3 by Derrick Douglass July 12, 2010 ________________________________________________________________ I live the mantra, “Remix, ReUse and Recycle.” I hope to demonstrate how Thrift Stores and Dumpsters can be a great source of stuff. I love … Continue reading

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:::: Po Man’s iKea Table :: A Thrift Store Remix by Derrick Douglass

Po Man’s iKea Stand July 02.2010 By Derrick Douglass :::: ChiefRemixOlogist “Art belongs to anyone and everyone” — Derrick Douglass _________________________________________________________ :::::::::::: The ReMix OK! I didn’t need to build this project. But, I was sitting around and I needed … Continue reading

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:::: iKea BasKEt Table :::: Thrift Store Remix :::: by Derrick Douglass

iKea Basket Table July 02.2010 By Derrick Douglass :::: ChiefRemixOlogist _________________________________________________________ :::::::::::: The ReMix I literally stumbled upon a new Thrift Store while on an errand. When I saw the basket, I had to have it. It was unique (I … Continue reading

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:::: Faith and Hope :::: A Thrift Store Remix by Derrick Douglass

Faith and Hope July 02.2010 By Derrick Douglass :::: ChiefRemixOlogist _________________________________________________________ :::::::::::: The ReMix I love my wife. I am proud of my wife. We met at grad school and she blew me away. She is smart. She is kind. … Continue reading

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:::: I and I Alone Dream my Dreams :::: ThriftStoreRemix by Derrick Douglass

I and I Alone Dream my Dreams by Derrick Douglass June 06, 2010 _____________________________________________________________________________ It will always be very, very difficult to attain our dreams.  It is the rule!  We didn’t make the rule, but it is a reality we … Continue reading

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Thrift Store and Dumpster Diving Treasures #2 :::: Thrift Store Remix by Derrick Douglass

Thrift Store and Dumpster Diving Treasures #2 by Derrick Douglass July 01, 2010 ________________________________________________________________ I live the mantra, “Remix, ReUse and Recycle.” I hope to demonstrate how Thrift Stores and Dumpsters can be a great source of stuff. I love … Continue reading

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Why “I” Donate to Goodwill Charities :: Thrift Store Remix :: by Derrick Douglass

Why “I” Donate to Goodwill Charities by Derrick Douglass Jul 01.2010 Read Article in Facebook – Click Me – I donate to Goodwill to help the earth and fuel my artistic passions. I was one of six children raised by … Continue reading

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New Wave Upcycled Coasters :::: Thrift Store Remix

New Wave Upcycled Coasters  :::: ThriftStoreRemix by Derrick Douglass Jul 01.2010 _________________________________________________________ ::::::::::::: The ReMix Fun! Funki! Easy! Cheap! Fast! Artistic! Unique! I love this project because it is extremely unique and cost almost nothing. My Coasters are my attempt to … Continue reading

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Cheap Useful Sexy Disposable Rags – Video Cast :::: Thrift Store Remix by Derrick Douglass

Cheap Useful Sexy Disposable Rags – Video Cast by Derrick Douglass June 13, 2010 Disposable and durable rags are very important to create recycle art and home furnishings.  I use them to apply stains, cleans dirty parts and many other … Continue reading

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Learning – “The Hard Way” :::: By Derrick Douglass

Learning – “The Hard Way” by Derrick Douglass Jun 21.2010 Today I attended a Weight Watchers meeting to lend support to a friend. Their fluctuating weight has been in pain point their entire life. My friend loves the company because … Continue reading

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Diesel Watch Remix :::: Thrift Store Remix by Derrick Douglass

Diesel Watch ReMix by Derrick Douglass Jun 17.2010 _________________________________________________________ :::::::::::: The ReMix Ladies love to collect hand bags, shoes and hanging out at the spa. I don’t get it, but hey I’m a “real” guy! I love football, music and … Continue reading

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Thrift Store and Dumpster Diving Treasures #1 :::: Thrift Store Remix by Derrick Douglass

Thrift Store and Dumpster Diving Treasures #1 by Derrick Douglass Jun 13.2010 ________________________________________________________________ I live the mantra, “Remix, ReUse and Recycle.” I hope to demonstrate how Thrift Stores and Dumpsters can be a great source of stuff. I love the … Continue reading

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Futon Redeux :::: Thrift Store Remix by Derrick Douglass

Futon Redeux By Derrick Douglass Jun 01.2010 _________________________________________________________ :::::::::::: The ReMix When I moved from Columbia, SC to Marietta, GA, I had to decide what to bring and what to throw away.  My broken futon almost didn’t make the cut.  … Continue reading

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Decatur Arts Festival and Atlanta Streets Alive 2010 :::: Thrift Store Remix by Derrick Douglass

Decatur Arts Festival 2010 :::: Atlanta Streets Alive by Derrick Douglass May 20.2010 This month Atlanta, GA is hosting two outstanding arts events I want to share with you.  Spring in Atlanta, is a perfect time to get out and … Continue reading

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Atlanta Dogwood Festival 2010 :::: Thrift Store Remix by Derrick Douglass

Atlanta Dogwood Festival – 2010 by Derrick Douglass Apr 17.2010 Though Philly is my hometown, the three years I’ve lived in Atlanta has been fun. The first two years I was luck to live one mile from Atlanta’s famed Piedmont … Continue reading

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Spring has Sprung :::: Thrift Store Remix by Derrick Douglass

Spring has Sprung by Derrick Douglass Mar 20.2010 Spring has sprung.  It was a balmy 70 degrees in Atlanta and it was so nice to be out.  I was so nice to get out and meet new faces, especially those … Continue reading

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Design Quickies #1 :::: Thrift Store Remix by Derrick Douglass

Design Quickies #1 by Derrick Douglass Mar 13.2010 ________________________________________________________________ Design Ideas for Chic Spaces Solve common decorating dilemmas with fresh advice from designer Kim Myles. Design Dilemma: You’ve chosen colors for every room in your home, but you don’t know … Continue reading

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The Chemistry of Color: Contemporary African-American Artists :::: Thrift Store Remix by Derrick Douglass

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Happy Valentine’s Day Kinda! :::: Thrift Store Remix by Derrick Douglass

Happy Valentine’s Day Kinda! by Derrick Douglass Feb 25.2010 My fiancee’ was a bit upset because this was the second time my Valentine’s gift was late.  Though, I explained that I had to wait to pick up her gift in … Continue reading

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Artist Spotlight – Pascal Dinginen :::: Thrift Store Remix by Derrick Douglass

One Smooth Artist – Pascal Dingineen by Derrick Douglass Feb 13.2010 “Pax” Dingenen as a Triple Threat!.       .      . She stages and renovates properties She’s a Realtor with Long and Foster She’s an accomplished painter .       .      . Pax does … Continue reading

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CommUnity Salvage :::: Thrift Store Remix by Derrick Douglass

Community Salvage by Derrick Douglass Feb 08.2010 ThriftStoreRemix’s mission is to highlight the efforts of those doing good works. ASG like ThriftStoreRemix believes in community and architecture salvage, recycling, preservation and helping the community.   Preserving our history is important to … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2010 :::: Thrift Store Remix by Derrick Douglass

Happy New Year 2010 by Derrick Douglass Jan 01.2010 http://www.thriftstoreremix.wordpress.com Man! Time seems to fly like a speeding bullet train.  It feels like I started http://www.thriftstoreremix.wordpress.com a day ago not six months ago. 2009 has been a great year for … Continue reading

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sTORIED sTORAGE cHEST :::: Thrift Store Remix by Derrick Douglass

Storied Storage Chest by Derrick Douglass Dec 20.2009 _________________________________________________________ :::::::::::: The ReMix I purchased this Craftsman style storage chest a few days ago for $28.00. It is a true treasure. Depth and strong character, the chest has a wide, fat … Continue reading

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Coked UP Coca Cola Coaster :::: Thrift Store Remix by Derrick Douglass

Coked Up Coca Cola Coaster by Derrick Douglass Dec 27.2009 ::::::::::::: The ReMix Fun! Funki! Easy! Cheap! Fast! Artistic! Unique! I love this project because it is extremely unique and cost almost nothing. My Coke Coasters are my attempt to … Continue reading

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