What’s that? Is that $20 in my pocket? Let’s go pop some tags.
When Sherry at Young House Love sent out a call for an “Unofficial Macklemore Thrift Shop Challenge” I knew it was right up my alley. The challenge is inspired by the “Thrift Shop” song by Macklemore. Here were the rules:
Step #1. Go to a thrift shop with – just as the chorus of the song says – “$20 in your pocket”and take a picture.
Step #2. Spend that $20 any way you’d like and photograph your spoils.
Step #3. Find one item (or more) referenced in the song and snap a pic.
So here we go…
“I’m gonna pop some tags
Only got twenty dollars in my pocket”
“I’m at the Goodwill, you can find me in the (Uptons)”
“They had a broken keyboard, I bought a broken keyboard”
“Dressed in all pink, ‘cept my gator shoes, those are green”
“Passin’ up on those moccasins someone else’s been walkin’ in”
Jeff was laughing at the fact that I didn’t know how to make a “no” face so this is my best passin’ up expression.
“The built-in onesie with the socks on that mother*”
Because every good onesie deserves a cuss word when describing it. Especially one with monkeys on the feet.
“What you know about rockin’ a wolf on your noggin?”
This was the closest thing to a wolf we could find. Close enough right?
“The sneaker heads would be like “Aw, he got the Velcros”
A glass enclosed lantern, a big silver alarm clock, white pillar candles and blue glass beads.
We have a nautical theme on our mantel so I wanted to make this lantern fit it. I started by painting it white.
First way is just to coil up some rope and put it in. This is a more rustic and casual vibe and I really liked it. This was some left over rope that I got from my dad. When I asked him for it he told me there was special history behind it so I asked him for the story.
Dad: “One day, about 15 years ago, I was driving around and found this rope in the street.” (Silence)
Mom: “So what is the history behind it?”
Dad: ” That’s it. I found it.”
A second way is to use the rope and wrap is around a pillar candle like the one I found at the thrift store. Doing it this way is a little more clean and structured.
Candles: $2.99 for a set of 2
Glass Beads: $1.99
So this whole project was right around $10. Not bad!
Tomorrow I will show you how I changed up the clock to match our bedroom!
Update: Check out part 2 by clicking here.