I do believe everyone has caught on to the awesomeness of thrift shops.
Macklemore has helped, but so have DIY blogs.
The blogs that inspire you to take on the horrid dresser and paint it kelly green and change out the hardware and voila it’s gorgeous. Oh c’mon it’s just that easy, right? Yea right.
Obviously I was delighted when one of my favorite blogs decided to host an unofficial thrifting challenge.
The challenge was to basically live out the song…if you have ever seen the video then you know I was dying to run across the recliners. All for the challenge of course, but T wouldn’t let me. What a buzz kill.
There was also a scavenger hunt to find the things they rap about.
I wish we would have tried harder for fringe and green gator boots.
I would say we did pretty good finding all the randomness.
We also found a couple other favorites, look at my boyfriend wiggin out.
He was so excited about that oversized hand.
My favorite find was a little more realistic…and if I would have known that a nice clean person took care of these before me then we’d be eating off them tonight. But there wasn’t a full set and what if a hoarder used to own those in a drawer full of cat poop? These are the things that go through my head people.
On top of finding all those sweet spoils….we stayed under budget too.
I think those are Tim’s favorite words, “under budget”.
So what did we splurge our $18.98 on?
Well, as much as I loved that pink suit….it did not make it home with us.
I have big plans to jazz up most of that stuff. Especially the vase and utensils.
What thrift store gold have you found lately?
Hidy ho good neighbors…please someone get that reference.
Would anyone believe me if I told them that two New York Times best-selling authors wrote a little snippet that featured yours truly?
I wouldn’t believe me either….but it happened.
One of the best blogs on the internet…Young House Love…actually featured me and my boytoy and our crazy trip to Chicago for their book tour. Make sure you check it out here.
Yesterday was pretty much the best day of my life….if you couldn’t tell from all of my tweets and status updates. I got to experience a fraction of the gushy love-fest that John and Sherry live in. You all are all so amazing and I sincerely thank everyone that took the time to read our shenanigans!
An even bigger thank you (from the very bottom of our hearts) goes out to John & Sherry for linking and showing some love. You guys rock too hard and I could never tell you what it meant to us to see our cheesin grin on one of our favorite sites.
Believe you me when I say it will be getting framed, blown up into a canvas, and turned into an ornament.
Eternally grateful y’all….truth.