For a lighter post, and to show you don’t need alot of money to make a place homey, I thought I’d share some of my cheap finds and show how my little place is coming together.
As most of you know I had a dining room table when I moved into my little place, that was the extent of my furniture. It isn’t the first time I’ve had to start from scratch, in fact I’m not positive but its at least 4 times. You see JC either took possession of my stuff, wrecked it or didn’t show up to help me move and then there was the deal on the fully furnished house he set me up with that fell through. This last time my stuff got wrecked while it was stored out in the barn. The first couple of times it was quite devastating for me but I’ve learned that God provides and know that if I am patient I will get everything I need and more.
This is the bottom springs from an old crib. The candle holders I picked up last year during Spring Clean Up and hung on to them because I was sure I’d find a use for them and here it is! I love it and I’ve had many compliments on it.
I got the China cabinet free from someone who moved into a condo and the previous owner had left a bunch of stuff behind. I plan on painting it white and antiquing it to give the room a brighter airier look. Everything you see in and on the cabinet was free or dirt cheap. All the vases and the platter on the top were dug out of the Home Sense dumpster at one time or another. Oh right, the clear glass ones came from a scrap pickup I did for a Mexican restaraunt I did quite a few years ago.
You probably can’t see it but behind the rocker is a mahogany picture box I got out of a Bombay store dumpster. All the wine glasses came from the restaraunt clean up.
I love this cabinet because it gives me a display area, it has simple lines that make it suit almost any decor and it gives me more storage. I have my printer tucked away behind one of the doors, easily accessible yet hidden.
The picture on The wall was bought the last day of a going out of business sale for $5, its 3D and the tree is metal, I love it. It really isn’t the colours I was planning on using but as it turns out it suits perfectly. Right by the door looking out to the lake. The curtain was picked up at the same sale. I had to do some digging but I am pleased and it was $10.
The table is an antique I picked up for free a few years ago off of Craig’s List. I plan on painting it write like the China cabinet. This year during spring clean up I couldn’t believe my good fortune to find 4 white chairs and if you look closely the seats of the chairs are a couple of shades darker than my walls. What luck! And can you believe they still had the clear plastic protective covers on the seats!!
The black rattan chair was bought by my mom for my birthday. It was in Ikea’s “As Is” dept half price for $60. The rocker was free and I will be painting it white also. The stacking tables were bought at a thrift store for $5 for 3 tables.
That is it for now, not that I don’t have more but it is almost 2:30 and I am wrapped in a towel and should get dressed. The sun has come out and the puppies need a walk.
I will continue my tour later.
Where there is a will there is a way:)