Shopping thrift stores, yard sales and buying second hand is by far the best way to decorate your home for less. Keeping an open mind, thinking outside the box and being willing to put in a little effort can mean the difference between spending a fortune to decorate your home or having money leftover for other things you enjoy.
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Time: 2 DaysCost: $45Difficulty: Medium
I often shop thrift stores in search of affordable furniture and was thrilled when I came across this $15 side table. It had great potential and was in decent shape, but it wasn't my style and needed a little love.
The look of multiple drawers made it perfect for a vintage inspired card catalog.
I started buy cutting off the dated scalloped bottom then rebuilt the base, gave it a few coats of chalk style paint and finished it off with caster wheels.
Keeping the original hardware and adding inexpensive label holders helped keep the costs down while still giving it the look of a card catalog.
The after was an affordable card catalog inspired side table that made the perfect addition to our living room.
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