All Things New Again is participating in an awesome up cycling challenge where 15 bloggers from across the country spend $15 at their local thrift stores. We exchange our treasures and have a few weeks to transform them into stylish home decor.
Sounds like fun, doesn’t it?
We found this almost-Joey-sized M & M lady, who looked really cool.
Unfortunately, she was over our $15 price limit (by about $135–yikes!).
Sorry, Paula! Ms. M & M wouldn’t fit into the box anyway.
Instead, we found a bunch of other treasures for Paula to work her DIY Magic on.
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Now let’s talk about the thrift store goodies sent to ME!
Any time we come home from Costco with chocolate ice cream on Joey’s face and a big box of awesomeness waiting for us on the doorstep is a great day for us!
Stephanie from One Mile Home Style in Kansas went shopping for my challenge items—and she picked out a few doozies!
- A square metal container
- A green chalkboard
- A wooden trivet
- 5 metal circles
- And a circular hinged box thing with roosters on the cover
I really have no idea what that rooster thing is! (Do you?) But it intrigues me—and I have a cool idea for it.
Stephanie has thrown down quite the challenge! She is an up cycling expert with great ideas for creating an organized and beautiful home. Her One Mile Home Style blog is loaded with gorgeous decorating ideas and easy-to-DIY craft projects and gifts. She just kicked off a bathroom renovation project and will posting lots of behind-the-scenes photos over on her Instagram which will be fun to follow along.
Thank you, Stephanie, for the goodies you sent me!
If anybody has any ideas for what-in-the-world I can do with these items, please let me know in the comments. My brain is swirling, but I don’t have anything figured out yet. I would love to hear from you!
And check out all 15 blogs participating in The Thriftstore Throwdown. These ladies are awesome treasure hunters who found some interesting items to transform. Here are links to everybody.
My Life From Home | Farmhouse 40 | Refurbish360Blog | Sweet Pea | Dukes and Duchesses | Paint Yourself a Smile | Lovely Etc | Shepherds and Chardonnay | Shop at Blu | 3 Little Greenwoods | One Mile Home Style | One More Time Events | Holy Craft | Salvage Sister & Mister
You can also search social media with the hashtag #ThriftstoreThrowdown for more up cycling fun.
Our Big Reveal is on July 25. Sign up for our email alerts so you don’t miss it!
This is going to be a lot of fun.
All Things New Again is a family-owned furniture and paint boutique in Leesburg, Virginia (about an hour or so west of Washington, D.C.). We find beat-up old furniture and make it beautiful again—and we can teach YOU how to do it too! Check out our painting tutorials here. Please stop by the next time you are in town!