Sunday, July 12, 2009


Sure I go out to the thrift stores, Goodwill and garage sales looking around for bargains that I can do something with.  I've been doing it for a long time.  My daughter and her friends are starting to do exactly that. 

Here are some great examples of turning trash to treasure.  This young lady is moving into a new apartment and needs furniture.  There isn't money in the budget to head over to Ethan Allen's and purchase full sets of furniture so she has used her head and current budget to do the best she can. 

What a great job too.  

Lets start with the microwave cart.  Lauren needed one and this cost her $6.00 from a local thrift store.  She lightly sanded it, applied a primer, painted it and replaced the handles.  Looks great!!



She purchased the items below in a thrift store.  All she has to do now is clean them up and spray them white.  Perfect, like new..........and very, thrifty.

Headboard $10.00

Side table $19.00
Without spending a lot of money and a little TLC, Lauren managed to get herself three very nice pieces of furniture.  I'm glad to see that younger people are realizing they too can get creative without spending a ton of money.


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1 comment:

  1. What fabulous finds! Thanks for the inspiration!