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Thursday, October 4, 2018

More Ways to Furnish Your Home For FREE!

When my husband and I were starting out, we were young and impoverished students. Our first sofa was found, free, from the want ads. My mom helped me re-upholster it from mismatched remnants we found at a local fabric store. It looked amazing.

After reupholstering that sofa, I was hooked on DIY projects. I sewed curtains, painted dressers, made Christmas ornaments, and so on -- stretching our limited dollars while creating a home for our growing family.
In those days, we found stuff to make over from the classified ads, or the local Thrifty Nickel. In the summer, there were garage sales, and if there was a thrift store nearby, I visited frequently. Now days, we have online sources, such as Craigslist, for used items. Craigslist even has a FREE category! Here are a few free things I found recently on our local Craigslist.  With a little creativity and some elbow grease, you might be surprised how well you can furnish your home for free!

This stack of sheet music was being offered up. Below is an example of a vintage book page wreath from Michelle Paige Blogs. Just add glue!

Wondering how to display your new sheet music wreath? How about hanging it from a vintage window leaning on your mantel, like Michelle did? Can you believe this stack of diamond pane windows was free?

A Google search will yield hundreds of amazing armoire makeovers. I'm imagining this armoire being converted into a kitchen pantry... or maybe a craft cabinet. Can you believe it's free?

You'd be surprised how often people give away rugs. Never underestimate the power of a good rug shampooing.

I've had many thrifted rugs and garage sale rugs, over the years, and if it's a good quality wool rug, it's worth the effort to clean it. A great rug can pull a room together! Check out this beautiful room from The Vault Files. The rug makes the room.

It looks like an office was closing and they needed to unload these mid century modern chairs in a hurry.

These similar chairs, from the 1950's, are being offered up on Chairish, for over fifteen hundred dollars a pair!
Mid Century modern is all the rage right now, and office furniture is usually exceptionally well made. Wouldn't those free chairs be lovely around your dining table?

A local library branch was advertising their table of free books. I love using old Reader's Digest condensed books for art projects, but I've also used them tied into bundles as decor, covers removed.

You can make your own bundles, for free, or you could buy these, already bundled books, from Restoration Hardware.

This maple bed is great, just as it is, but wouldn't it be cute painted a bright color?

I love these vintage metal card files. I think I would stack them up, and add legs to the bottom cabinet -- maybe like this one from Thrift Diving.

Remember these old 1970'a coffee tables?

You will never think of them the same way, again, after seeing this makeover by Interior Frugalista.

This huge round dining table, with glass top is a little boring, but....

Check out this vinyl film makeover! You could get similar looks with etching or frosted glass spray paint.

This entire set of vintage china was being offered!

Vintage dishware has never been more popular. Don't have an entire matching set? No problem. This mix and match place setting couldn't be prettier.

Here's another free armoire.

You can get a free armoire from Craiglist, and give it a makeover with bright paint... or you could buy this gorgeous armoire from Maine Cottage.

If you enjoyed this post, you might also like this post about pretty painted beds.

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