I did it for the challenge to show people you don't have to spend a fortune! The challenge is to find the deals and steals and still look like high dollar decor!
Go ahead and cruise through the pictures above I have captioned them with some explanations.
Tell people what you are looking for. Go to Goodwill with a plan. Just because you see a table today and its not exactly what you want don't buy it. Make your standard and wait til you come across it. Opportunities to buy some great finds at your local resale shops, thrift stores or Goodwill come around often. Don't get in a hurry. Facebook has "groups" all you have to do is in the search bar above your name is put in a search for : (Your town name) "online garage sale" and become a member.
I find some great crafts on Pintrest and "pin" them on my boards.
When it came to buying the house, I beat three other people who were offering ABOVE asking price. I got it for listed price. I won because we offered cash and no inspections. Banker's love those deals because its a very uncomplicated contract and closes fast! (2 weeks -our other house 8 days) If the homeowner took a higher offer and the inspections would come back with some sugestions the buyer may have tried to beat down the price and renogiated the contract or walked. As you can see - our contract offered none of those options- just close and accept the orginal asking price. That was our leverage.
The rest of the project of getting her house was to use good old fashioned elbow grease. I even repurposed some items I found on the property. The garage had a dirty storage cabinet that I cleaned and put in contact paper and now using as a pantry. It takes imagination and creativity.
If you think you don't have talent (like I once did) - spend time on pintrest. If you feel you have no idea ask your friends or a teenager "How To" it's a very popular social media tool to spark the imagination! Then just do it!
I belong to a group on facebook for inspiration as well. There's a saying "You are the sum of your associations" surround yourself with creative and imaginative people and you become one! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1393304950971571/
If you "fail" change your prospective. Everytime I have failed and I have FAILED! I learn something! So its not failing!
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