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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Cheap furniture/decor ideas needed! on: November 16, 2012 05:22:23 AM
Hello everyone! First post here, so forgive me if I fail to follow any standards and practices.

I am looking for cheap furniture and decor ideas. By cheap, I mean free or real close. lol

What I need:
  • Lamps
  • Shelves
  • Coffee table
  • Couch cover
  • End tables
  • Entertainment center/TV stand with storage
  • Wall decor

Things I like:
  • Modern/deco/simple/sleek furniture
  • Industrial decor
  • Star wars
  • Moveis! Almost any genre of movies
  • Tech (Computers, electronics, industrial)
  • Video games

What I have access to:
  • Cardboard! (Who doesn't, right?)
  • Everything needed for Paper Mache
  • Wooden pallets (possibly)
  • Spray paint (several colors)
  • Wood stain
  • House paint/wall paint
  • Computer parts (dead and working)
  • Craft paints (Acrylics)

Basically, I just moved across the state and had to do it cheaply. So my wife and I left most of what we owned, loaded our Blazer to the brim and took off. The house we had for rent fell through the day we moved which left us in a hotel for over a week at $60 a night. Needless to say, we are now broke. lol We found a place, and moved in with very little. Some help from friends, and bargaining on CraigsList and a local online rummage site, and we managed to get a couch, recliner, bed and other random furniture and decor.

The couch has a floral pattern on it that we both dislike, so we would like to cover that, but don't have a sewing machine or the skill to do it.

We have a large book collection (Much smaller than it was before we moved, but still quite large.) that needs a couple of sturdy bookshelves.

We have random items and knick-knacks that need a home on a shelf, and we tend to collect a lot of new stuff very quickly, so we'll need room to expand.

I have looked around the net, and so has my wife, for ideas, and we have some good ones, but I figured I would post here and see if anyone has any ideas for us to build some things.

We both love a good project, and used to do a lot of crafting and making random things, but we no longer have the supplies or the space to have a dedicated work area.

Thanks in advance,
Jake
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