I get a lot of questions about thrift shopping and how to put a room together on a budget, sometimes an almost non-existent budget. Over the past few years I have put several rooms together that I think show how you can pull a room together with thrifty finds, roadside treasures and freebies. Think outside the box and mix things up for a fresh new look.
When my son got his new house a few years ago, he managed to pull his familyroom together with things he already had. It looks fabulous and is really a comfortable room. However, this home has a formal living room, and that was another story. No furniture at all. . He didn't want to spend a lot of money, so I convinced him we could find some used things. He wasn't so sure, but said go for it. I think I did good. Since you all know that I stalk the Goodwill around her, I finally managed to find enough pieces from GW (Goodwill), roadside freeby and DT (DollarTree) to create a great looking room.
I am so proud, I think it turned out fabulous.
Total Cost Breakdown:
Sofa - -- -$59.99
Recliner - 19.99
Coffee Table 5.00
3 Shelf Table - freeby roadside
Round table - free
Table cloth 2.00
White Lamp free
Brown lamp 3.00
Total - - - -$96.98
I had a ton of fun pulling this room together. Reminded me of when I was first married and trying to furnish a home with nothing. Sometimes I think this kind of room turns out the best.
So, have you found any bargains lately? Check back for Makeover #2 - another living room.
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