A show of hands, who's heard the song Thrift Shop? (NSFW, by the way.) It's about exactly what you think it would be about: going to a thrift shop and finding all sorts of awesome stuff. There are few things in life I enjoy more than doing exactly that, so when Young House Love issued the Mackelmore Thrift Shop Challenge, I was down.
The rules? Hit up a thrift store with $20 in my pocket, just like the song says. Then photograph my spoils and share them with the world. I also need to find an item mentioned in the song and take a picture of that, too.
Easy. I'm at GoodWill once a week, anyway. Let's do this.
The GoodWill near me is usually better for home items than it is for clothes, but this time I walked into backwards day. I found that tote bag, which has a padded spot for my laptop, and a gorgeous plaid coat in a 1960s cut.
I love the 3/4 length sleeves (not so much right now, but when it warms up a little), and when the collar is buttoned all the way the whole thing looks very mod. I'm also counting this as my "thing mentioned in the song" picture. Hear me out: there's a line that goes "I wear your Granddad's clothes/I look incredible" and this fabric is really masculine. It actually reminds me of the colors my grandpa used to wear all the time, so I'm totally counting it.
In the non-clothing department, I did find something I can use for work.
I assume that some kind of booze originally came in this, but I'll be using it for tools and scissors.
As for the price breakdown, the coat and bag were both $7 and the wood box was $2. Thankfully I didn't have to spend the whole $20, that was just our limit. I also could have gotten a filing cabinet with the remaining $4, but I couldn't think of a good place for it. Maybe next time.
What have you found at the thrift shop lately? Are you jammin' to the song? I've started to hear it on the radio around here, which is fun. Did anybody else end up doing this challenge?