Up For The Challenge

28 Jan

I’m a huge fan of some other blogs, namely Bower Power and Young House Love. In my head we are friends, in reality I just read their blogs and aspire to be like them. So when Young House Love put out a challenge, and I had time to accept, I jumped at the chance.

The challenge: Go to a Thrift Store with $20 and find some goodies. Also take some photos of items that relate to the Mackelmore and Ryan Lewis song called Thrift Shop.

I’ll be honest, I don’t have a soft spot for white rappers like Sherry does, I’m more of a Celine Dion kinda girl, but I turned up the song and bopped my head along with it on my way to the local thrift store of choice – UNIQUE.


I’ve purchased a few special buys here in the past  and we picked up some supplies for a show my husband did but otherwise I haven’t had a ton of luck  but  I like to dream big.


One of the first things I found that had potential was this tower of drawers. Imagine it painted with the knobs switched out. It could be really cute, and at $9.99 it was a steal. When I revisited it later it was apparent someone else thought the same because they had snatched it.

This dirty little exersaucer  has so much potential. I just got a Jeep that looks sort of like that (not quite that color though) and had visions of baby girl going around the house in this to be like her momma, but just couldn’t bring myself to touch it.

Nice Ride

The song references big a$$ coats. I had trouble referencing the song. Here’s my contribution, a row of big a$$ coats. Sorry John and Sherry, I’m not that witty when on my own. Perhaps I need a sidekick.

Big A$$ coats

Then we move on to Ceramic Animals. There must be something here, right? Well lets just look around. We have the ceramic version of TED:

Ugly Teddy

A sassy little cow:

Sassy Cow

Nope not taking either of those home. How about another aisle?

Where do you put this?

I’m not sure where exactly you display that pillow or for what circumstance you would purchase it but hey, someone loved it.

I never really wandered down the children’s aisle before. But now that I have a reason coming in just 6 weeks I thought I’d take a gander. I now know where to get naked Barbies and can sleep well at night.

No Words

Whenever I’m in here I get the sneaking suspicion that I’m missing something good in these bags. I just can’t bring myself to sort through them though. One day I will evaluate the bags.


Finally, I missed this trunk on my first pass through furniture land. It was pretty awesome. A coat of paint and a refresh on the hardware could take it to the next level. It was more than I’m looking to get into being 8.5 mos. preggo, so I passed on that as well.

Trunk With Potential

So what did I get on my trip? All $7.88 of my find? Stay tuned to find out.




To see more people take on the challenge head on over to Young House Love .

To see what fun I brought home and what I did with the project look here.


2 Responses to “Up For The Challenge”

  1. Linda G February 3, 2013 at 5:14 pm #

    Maybe I’ll have to be your partner-in-crime and help with the bigazz coats dept. I saw you linked up on YHL and said, “hey, that’s my local Unique!” What a small world.


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