I wish I had a DIY to post this week, but I currently have four on the go and none of them are finished! I am really excited for all of them, but need to find time to get everything done. Right now I am working on recovering an old ottoman, creating floor pillows, making over an outdoor lantern and the big project, turning our storage room into a work room!
I wanted to share affordable places to find pieces for DIY projects or room makeovers. Whether you need a small piece of décor, furniture or art, one of these places will have what you are looking for on a budget!
Remember to know what you want before you go shopping, and maybe even create an inspiration board for the room you are making over.
RESTORE – This store is run through Habitat for Humanity and all proceeds go back to the organization. They are located across the country and have everything from furniture to small décor to flooring to fixtures. They have both new and used items. (the axe above was bought for $5 from Restore and made over with some spray paint!)
THRIFT STORE – If you know the item you are looking for and have patience, the thrift store can be a good bet. I usually check out the Salvation Army for smaller décor pieces, wall décor and art. A lot of the items are reasonably priced and with a little love can be fixed up! (Like the vintage map above I found for $4)
CONSIGNMENT STORE – This is a great option if you are looking for a piece of furniture that is higher quality, but this will also mean the price tag is bigger! I think consignment stores are a great way to find quality items, they are pricier but worth it. Search your local listings for one near you.
CRAIGSTLIST – Always a great option! Although for me I find Craigslist is overrun with stores and people trying to resell items now. A good option to keep your sanity when searching is to set up a notification with key words, that way when someone posts what you are looking for you can view it right away. (The desk, vintage filing cabinet and floral art were all found on Craigslist)
FACEBOOK GROUPS – This is new to me, but I love them! Last year when we moved, someone suggested a Facebook group to sell items. I found three local groups in my community and easily sold items through them. I have also found some great deals, like a brand new beer fridge for $40. Make sure to turn on notifications so you can see when an item is posted. (The wicker table I painted above was $5 from a Facebook group)
GARAGE SALES – Spring is finally here, people are cleaning up and I have seen a few garage sales pop up! You can usually find listings in your local paper, online or look for a sign in your neighborhood! You never know what you could find. ** This is also the danger, make sure to still have a plan or you might end up buying items you don’t need!
ONLINE STORES – Unsure if you want to purchase second hand items, I totally understand. There are quite a few online stores that provide items at a discounted price. I am loving Structube which has affordable pieces both in décor and furniture, couches for $400! (Our leather couch is from Article and was a great buy!)
I hope this list provides a few resources for your next DIY or room makeover. If I missed any great sites or stores, please let me know.
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