This past weekend I headed over to the Durham Rescue Mission in Raleigh with some local blogging friends, Danielle (2littlesuperheroes) and Holly (Storywood Designs). Danielle sent out a message asking if anyone wanted to join her to participate in the 100% Totally Unofficial Macklemore Thrift Shop Challenge that you can read all about over at Young House Love. Well, I am never one to say no to thrifting so I jumped at the chance to go and can’t thank Danielle enough for setting it up!
So with $20 in our pockets we were ready for the challenge!
Immediately after walking in the door and looking around I knew there was no way I was going to meet this challenge by sticking to the $20 limit.
This place was jam packed full of thrift store treasures and the prices were amazing. I think we all felt like kids in a candy store, it was thrifter heaven! Holly found this awesome card catalog for only $3.99, this was such a great find!
We left with three carts full of goodies, and lots of new projects to work on! Holly was the only one who was able to meet the challenge and actually stayed under $20.
Danielle got the most bang for her buck. Even though she went slightly over the budget she got a TON of amazing stuff! She scored a huge cork board for $2.99, unreal! As my hubby would say, of course I spent the most. If it wasn’t for the table I bought for $25.00 I would have come close to the budget but it was too pretty to leave behind.
To show you what $20 did buy I will give you the breakdown. Original painting $7.99, brass tray $3.00, silver tray $7.00, silver cup $1.00 and wood frame $1.00. Not bad, huh?!
This original painting was one of my favorite finds. I know it’s not the prettiest picture in the world but it is hand painted and dated 1917. I just couldn’t pass it up and had to bring it home and when the nice man there marked it down from $12.99 to $7.99 I said, SOLD! I gave the frame a little TLC with some CeCe Caldwell paint in Vintage White, lightly sanded the edges and then added some clear wax. Now this almost 100 year old painting has a new home and I love it!
As bloggers we mainly connect online so it was really a treat to have the opportunity to spend the morning with some truly lovely blogging friends!