The YouTube movie Thrift Shop by Ryan Lewis and Macklemore has more than 176,000,000 views up to now, which makes it one of the most watched videos ever (profanity alert: It is not for sensitive ears). The two have replaced expensive labels and bling with their thrifted finds, rocking everything from Batman footie pajamas to older Velcro sneakers spray painted white.
Thrifty ers might have different outfits, but they employ the identical philosophy to shopping to their houses that Macklemore uses when searching because of their duds, frequenting the exact same shops — Value Village, anybody? Here’s how they are stunting and flossing and saving their cash around the house.
He’s gonna wear your grandpa’s clothes and appear incredible. Macklemore takes a run through many hot spots for locating buried vintage treasures, including the Goodwill, Value Village Capitol Hill, Red Light Vintage and also the Fremont Vintage Mall.
A quick scan reveals plenty of goodies for the crib too: The midcentury seat has Eiffel legs; there could be a kitschy book on that shelf to the coffee table, bathroom or guest room; and vintage cameras and globes are much sought-after thrifted products. However, I’m not so certain how many people can rock Batman footie pajamas paired with a Davy Crockett hat.
After looking at the video’s fly thrift shop styles, it was simple to poke around and locate slick original thrift shop home decor. For instance, Daniel Thomas and Ariel Arrow of Duchess Clothier painstakingly composed thrift shop mirrors to make this magnificent art installation.
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Keep Smiling Home
The bloggers at Keep Smiling Home equipped this inviting guest area with thrift shop finds. The bed frame was 10, the sheets were $4, the lamp was 10 and also the painting was 12. They spray painted the bed and the floor lamp, like Macklemore spray his retro Velcro sneakers.
Mid Mod Mother
For homeowner Beatriz Machias, thrifting is a social sport; she really loves linking finds to a circle of bargain-hunting Twitter friends.
After searching for a dining room buffet for quite a while, she came across this golden walnut midcentury Heritage Henredon vest in a thrift shop for $50; her 50-percent-off coupon allowed her rating it for $25. More thrifted finds incorporate the Dansk pieces and the textile art.
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When decorator Brian Patrick Flynn wanted to spiff up his breakfast table, he rounded up five different thrift and garage selling seats, stripped them, and gave them a shiny red paint job and matching upholstery.
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Additionally, Frecklewonder’s Jenny Miller includes a house filled with thrifted finds, from thrifted jelly jar glasses in her china cabinet into the thrifted antique clothes she used to upholster her dining room seats.
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FOCAL POINT STYLING
Lynda Quintero-Davids of Focal Point Styling loves a great thrift score. She found this cupboard at a thrift shop in Florida for $30 and refinished herself. The glass lamps and the base bowl are also thrifted treasures.
Homeowner Peggy Aronson enjoys a fantastic thrift find, especially when the proceeds go to one of her favourite causes, The Humane Society. Along with a number of different pieces in her house, she found this dining table at The Humane Society Thrift Store at Bend, Oregon.
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Moving Home To Roost
With this enviable study, blogger Bonnie Forkner of Moving Home to Roost scored the shelves and table at a thrift shop, then gussied up the space with wallpaper from Ikea, her well-organized provides and a dress form.
What have you scored at a thrift shop, garage sale or consignment shop lately? Let us know in the Comments section. We would love to find pictures and understand the bargain prices.
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