bargin stylin'

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shelly's style on a dime. so yes...I'm entertaining the idea of building a new house - but I am also very serious about the idea of building the cheapest & most stylish house you ever did see! i wanted to share my family room. I often boast that all the furniture in this room is from the salvation army - and it IS! some of the small pieces are bargains found elsewhere.
1. slipper chair - found Volunteers of America in Chicago in 1996
2. (2) woven seats/storage - clearance BIG LOTS 9.99 ea - holds wii stuff, blankets, remotes
3. you can only see corner - but ottoman purchased from VOA - in Chicago 1996 (it is solid, sears brand, and has been re-covered approx 10 times by me!)
4. coffee table - salvation army. purchased for our first apartment 1993-
sanded and re-painted at least 4 different colors by us.
5. best find!! FREE! wooden planter box- found 1995 in alley behind my Chicago apt.
6. most amazing orange couch. 40.00!! salvation army - purchased 4 yrs ago. my mom spotted and called me asap! fabric is very Orla Kiely inspired.
7. 2 Orange bolster pillows. Pottery Barn store clearance. maybe 6.00 ea?
outside fabric - great for cleaning and fade res.
8. set of two: vinyl chairs. ( I'll but ANYTHING if there is TWO!) salvation army 30.00 for set. didn't buy at first visit - could not get out of my head - went back next day .. to my amazement - still there. score!
9. fireplace mantle - found at our local dump swap shop - free!
10. square silver leaf tray (there are 2) these were a steal too. Target- Halloween Collection ( dunno why?) but nabbed them 1 week after Halloween for 75% off!

5 comments:

  1. yes you are the queen of designing on a dime!

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  2. Garage sales are my main source of decorating finds (and selective items at IKEA). I currently have a little dresser in need of paint and knobs that I found on the side of the road that wants to live in my studio and store many things.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Whitney@ WhiskerGraphics.com

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  3. You thrifty beast, you! It's nice to see that yes, it really can be done on a dime. (A REAL dime, not a "hollywood" dime)

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  4. Thank you for visiting my blog too! :)
    I did the same with a coffee table i bought at an antique store...I sanded & painted it white...it was clever and a big $ saver in the end.

    Jen Ramos
    'Cards & Prints You'll Love...'
    www.madebygirl.com
    madebygirl.blogspot.com

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  5. This is sooooo my kind of room! I love finding deals like these, or refurbishing an old piece. Nothing that a fresh coat of paint won't fix!

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