What happens when you’re forced to close up shop and you have leftover inventory such as pre-owned furniture? Junk it? Of course not! Joanie Jacobsen and her sister ran a home staging company for a year from 2006 to 2007 when unfortunately the housing market softened and they had to close their staging business. They had been accumulating various pieces that they lovingly restored as part of their staging business. Rather than “junk” them a second time, the sisters decided to keep and use the pieces for themselves.
The table was picked up at a garage sale for $5.00, the lamp for $3.00 and the craft chair came from a dumpster. After some simple reupholstering on the chair and updating the table, they were able to transform a corner of their home into a comfortable sitting area for reading and relaxing – and enjoying saving hundreds of dollars rather than buying new furniture! We think this is a pretty awesome “Decorating on a Dime” project!
Check out the before and after of this beautiful wood chair and side table:
Just another creative “Decorating on a Dime” example to share with all our readers! You may have second hand furniture sitting around your home or storred away somewhere. These pieces can make fun DIY projects for you and your family!
You can learn more about Joanie on her website, http://babyboomerway.com/