By Katja Kromann

What, what, what, what? Macklemore thrift store challenge - Picture frame come-up.

What, what, what, what? Macklemore thrift store challenge - Picture frame come-up.
That is hella tight!

Last Friday Young House Love posted a challenge. Who loves a challenge? Who? what, what, what, what? I do, that's who!

It's the unofficial Macklemore challenge. Finally a song about thrift stores (lyrics), right? ha ha.

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.



B and I went and popped some tags

Step #2. Spend that $20 any way you’d like and photograph your spoils.


I only spent $1.59 cause I'm thrifty. :secret:

Step #3. Find one item (or more) referenced in the song and snap a pic.



Check, check and check. (but I used cash)

After a long deliberation I passed on this treasure


I kind of love the lines in that cabinet. Needs paint and new hardware of course... That lamp is kind of cool too. Just needed a new shade, right? I think Emily Henderson is in her car right now, coming for that lamp :)

After an even longer deliberation I passed on this treasure


After laughing for a good 30 seconds, we put him back on the shelf.

At home I disassembled the frame and gave it a good scrubbing with soapy water. It's made of resin, so no worries there. I cleaned the glass.

After the frame had dried, I spray painted it with primer and glossy white spray paint.



Then I chose one of the images I took on my trip two weeks ago. I overlayed the colored print with an 85% opacity black and white print.




That gives you a black and white print with just a tiny hint of color. I think it creates such a great depth to the black and white. Then I printed it out.



I got out my mat cutter and cut a mat for the print and mounted everything in the frame.



Here is my framed photo all finished and ready to hang.



I put it up in our hall way. One of many places where I have a gallery wall.



The items on the wall are left to right- top to bottom:

My new giraffe picture, A velvet applique that I ironed onto some linen fabric, Lamp from Lamps Plus, A chalk pastel bird, I drew, A phone self portrait of B and I. Next row: A picture I took of B when he was around 7. Had it printed on canvas, A piece of scrapbooking paper, A canvas print from Pier 1 (was discontinued), A picture of my cousin from when she visited us in 2009, a picture of dh pushing B on a cart at IKEA. Every art wall needs a picture from IKEA, right? The bench and the pillows are from Ikea as well.

Linking up to Young House Love. I am number 53!

This is :blush: ing awesome!

Next: YHL Pinterest Challenge - IKEA hack - Emmabo chair with new cover



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Katja Kromann
About Katja Kromann

I am a Danish American decorating life in Seattle. I love all things design and DIY.

I can’t think of anything more fun than coming up with project, making it, photographing it and sharing it with you on my websites.

I am a Graphic Artist and homeschooling mom to a teenager by day.

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