How to Decorate a Room for Less Than $500


I decided to move my living room around to create a warmer look for the fall/winter. It struck me that all my furnishings are finds from either thrift stores, the side of the road or Craigslist. I repurposed them all and came up with a cost breakdown. The full breakdown is on my blog post.
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Here you see the room looking from the dining room viewpoint. Sofa was $100 on Craigslist, french chair found in pieces on curb, large chair in background was $10 and I added a wash to it, coffee table was appx. $15.00 from a thrift store.
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I repurposed this desk I found from Craigslist in black and gold and the chair was $10 from a thrift store.
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These are two little side tables I bought for $14.99 each and pushed together under the mirror to create a place for pictures, etc.
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This antique chest was $30 - yup, $30!
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One more of the larger chair with a rush seat. The wash really brought it to life.
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The curtains were custom tailored for someone at some point and a steal for me at $3.47 per panel :)

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  • Joyce brown
    on May 1, 2015

    Smart lady. I haven't any talent but cooking and baking. But I can appreciate a loving home

  • J
    on Jun 29, 2015

    absolutely love it!!!!!!!

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