Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Pinching Penny Weekly Tip


-       Rather than pay hundreds on that new piece of furniture you need. Take a few hours out of your day and refurbish a used furniture item.

Here is a great example that my wife did. When moving into our new home we needed a dresser. We found this at a second hand store, she spent a few hours sanding and painting it. 

Total Cost: dresser+paint+stain=$65 dollars

                                                                             Before


      After





2 comments:

  1. Craigslist is a great way to get some great used furniture. It's cheaper and better than anything we bought new

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  2. Also a great option is "freecycle" rather than selling old items some people just want them off their hands. Local groups post items they want to get rid of all you have to do is pick it up.

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