The finished project. I snagged this from a garage sale for a total of 15$ for the table and three chairs. They were in rough shape, so i sanded them and painted them with spray paint. tada! They look like brand new furniture and I’m in love with the color for the table
progress on the nightstands today :) I picked this purple as an accent color. the tops of the stands are currently white because they’re made out of some wierd formica that my paint wont stick to, so I have to go out and buy some primer -_-
The claw feet are going to be white, to match the large dresser and rest of my furniture
I’m working with a budget of around $500 for furnishing the house and decorating.
Thrift Stores, garage sales and consignment shops are AMAZING places for cheap furniture, with prices you can haggle down. Since you get it for a bargain, you can spend a little extra money personalizing it and making it yours too! I scoured my hometown thrift stores for some goods and found these pieces…
pink picture frame (haha excuse my button in the background :] )
iron table for outside
this is a terrible shot but, two regular and one lounging chair + cushions for outside
dining room set and chairs ( only three hehehe but i only have two roommates so it works)
service for 6, plates- small plates- bowls- tea plates & cups
vintage dresser w/ 6 drawers
two of these matching nightstands
I also got a plain wooden desk ( you can sort of see it above, under the nightstand) with a hutch that goes on top
In total, I got all of this for $224. 53, add $100 for paint and supplies and I’m at a grand total of $324.53. The only furniture I need still is a bedframe and mattress!
Another great thing to do is check your craigslist for free curbside pickup items and make sure you ask your friends and family if they have any “donations” ;) My roommates mom donated a large tan couch, and a friend gave us a bamboo TV stand!
here’s some pictures of the house I took when we decided to sign the lease, sorry some of them are horrible but it’s all I have since I’m not in tallahassee at the moment! I’ll be updating with how-tos and pictures of how I decorate the house, check back soon :)
my cute roommates^ ^ follow the one in jeans @ lucywanderlust.tumblr.com
As per usual with most college kids, I’m broke. Broke as hell. So doing fun things, making delicious meals, having a good time and looking great while doing it just isn’t easy! I was inspired today by my attempt to furnish my new rental at school on a budget- but still make an awesomely cute room. So I’m starting this ongoing blog in order to post and upload pictures and videos of ways I achieve what I want, without breaking the bank.