Thrift Challenge with Dina's Days

A few weeks ago I mentioned an upcoming collaboration with Akron fashionista and fellow thrift lover, Dina, from Dina's Days, and I'm excited to finally announce all the details!

Thrift Challenge: It's just what it sounds like -- challenging each other to find specific items at the thrift store.

The Purpose: Aside from another excuse to shop second-hand, we wanted to prove that thrifting isn't always about random, lucky finds. You can actually shop with a specific look and style in mind!

The Challenge Details: At the beginning of each month Dina will give me an inspiration photo of something home decor related -- it could be a piece of furniture, a vignette, a collection of housewares, a DIY decor project, etc. My challenge will be to either replicate the inspiration photo or reinterpret it in a new way using only thrifted and second-hand items. Here's the challenge photo she gave me for January:

Silhouette art made from map. Source unknown.

Dina will be doing the same thing, but I'll be giving her inspiration photos that are e fashion related. Go check Dina's Days to see the outfit I challenged her to recreate for January's challenge! If she's able to do it, I will be stealing it from her and wearing it until sweater-weather has ceased.

When: Monthly! We'll announce our challenge photos at the beginning of the month and then show ya what we were able to come up with at the end of the month.

Who: Something to be Found, Dina's Days, and YOU! In a few months you'll get to help pick some of our challenge photos and participate in the challenge yourself by submitting photos of your completed project. And we'll likely have some fabulous (thrifted) prizes!

What Else: We have a few other ideas up our sleeves too, like an in-store challenge with a 30-minute time limit that we'll capture on video (eek!)

Follow Along, Like & Share:
Something to be Found: Blog, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
Dina's Days: Blog, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Let the challenge begin!


  1. Awesome! Sounds fun! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

  2. I can't wait for the home decor challenge to be "decorate Sarah's house!"