I've said it before and I will say it again a million times... I LOVE John and Sherry of Young House Love! I look at their blog daily... sometimes twice a day! Last Friday they issued a challenge based on the new Macklemore song...(You have to click the link and watch the music video!!! It is the BEST!)
Step #1. Go to a thrift shop with – just as the chorus of the song says – “$20 in your pocket” and take a picture.
B Thrifty in Woodbridge, Virginia (13412 Jefferson Davis Hwy Woodbridge, VA 22191) This was my first time at this thrift store and after such a successful shopping trip it will not be my last. I was armed with my $20 and my trusty shopping partners (Hunter and my mom) and boy did we make out!
I mean how could we not find something good...look how massive this store is! Also, look at all of that furniture!
Step #2 was to spend your $20 any way you’d like and photograph your spoils.
The first thing that caught my eye was this gorgeous bronze bowl... With a little rub n' Buff I'm sure that I can get this thing shinning. I plan to use it on the counter in my bathroom. it can either hold small soaps or jewelry that I take off at night. At only $4.99 it was already a steal but I managed to only pay $2.50! ** more on that discount later!
The next item that caught my eye but didn't come home with me was this awsome basket shaped like Virginia! Had to show some love to my state!
Here is what I did end up purchasing...
Brand new scented drawer liners for $4.99... I Paid $2.50. This will be perfect in Emma's room as well.
This large grey plastic elephant was only 99 cents! I scored for 50 cents!!!
To pay Hunter back for all of his assistance while shopping I bought him this super cute Gap outfit with a shawl collar.
The best purchase of the day however was this GREAT chair!!! It was $9.99 and I paid $5.00! I couldn't pass it up! I had been looking for a desk chair for Emma's room for over a month and I knew that I could make this one work the second I saw it.
This thing did have some rough spots but I could see the potential
Here is the direction I was heading in...
AND BECAUSE I COULD NOT WAIT... All other projects were put on hold while the chair received a little love on Saturday!
Here is my final bill!
Do you want a discount??? B Thrifty offers 30% off every Monday!!! I bet you can guess where I will be every Monday!
Now back to the Macklemore Challenge...
Step #3. Find one item (or more) referenced in the song and snap a pic.
So tempted to run over these sofas like Macklemore did in his music video! I showed self restraint however!
Can this count as a Knee board??
**NOTE: Be sure to ask permission before taking photos in any store.
And since we have a new little one in the house... look at this awesome parody about spending money on babies.