Hey there, thanks for stopping by my 31 day series of decorating on a shoestring budget. Today we're going to talk about something that can save you money that you may not have considered. Buying busted stuff.
Day 20: Busted Stuff
If you're creative an slightly handy you can get some crazy good deals on new items that are broken. You fix them up or repurpose them and you've usually got a new and cheap addition to your home.
I'm going to share with you the best deal I've ever gotten on something broken.... you're going to love this...
First, I'll tell you that I really love the look of mirrored furniture. Not a whole room full, but just one nice piece can add a pretty touch of sparkly elegance to your space. There's just one problem with it, (besides being completely breakable, especially with small children around... not to mention the little fingerprints and smudges that will constantly need to be wiped off of it) it's CRAZY EXPENSIVE!
I had given up on getting any mirrored furniture because I don't really need any furniture... and did I mention it's crazy expensive.
I had come to terms with the fact that I was just going to have to look at pretty pictures of mirrored furniture until the trend passed along with my longing for one.
Flashback to a few months ago.
While having a very unsuccessful trip at Tuesday Mornings trying to shop for a client, I stumbled upon a little mirrored sidetable in the back corner. I could tell it was a beauty and that it also had a clearance sticker on top.
The sticker said "Retails for $399, Tuesday Mornings price $149, Clearance Price $30".
$30!!!!!! For real?????????????
What's the catch?
Just a little broken mirror.... actually 2, a skinny side piece and one of the drawers.
|Being in the garage is not doing it any favors reflecting all that dirty concrete floor.|
Here's a side view...
|Believe me, this table has good bones.|
Catch up on my 31 day series:
- Day 1: Take a risk
- Day 2: Do it yourself (DIY)
- Day 3 Where to get cheap paint
- Day 4: Use coupons
- Day 5: Print your own art
- Day 6: Painting brand new stuff
- Day 7: Slipcovers
- Day 8: Window Treatments
- Day 9: The Dollar Store
- Day 10: Nature
- Day 11: Ebay
- Day 12: Have a Garage Sale
- Day 13: Trade Services
- Day 14: Craigslist
- Day 15: Changing Cabinet Hardware
- Day 16: The best time to buy
- Day 17: Fake it
- Day 18: Clearance
- Day 19: Antique & Flea Markets