Decorating on a Dime

Posted On Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
Filed Under: How To, shopping, Thrift Stores

how to decorate on a budget I recently moved in to a new apartment and after I finally found an affordable, safe place in New York City, my next struggle was decorating on a limited budget. But of course a sparse budget hasn’t kept me from creating a cozy space.

I’ve been able to use secondhand pieces and even items from the dollar store to dress up my new bedroom {I’m still working on the living room}.
From a $30 entertainment center from the Salvation Army that I turned in to a dresser to $1 glass jars I store accessories in, peep the video to see how I decorate on a dime.

I even store some perfume samples in cute wine glass a friend gave me!
  cheap storage solutions
What fun, affordable storage solutions do you guys utilize?
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10 thoughts on “Decorating on a Dime

  1. I also do the dollar store for some little odds and ends, Jacks 99 cent store is my favorite. Love your dress, is it thrifted 🙂 ? 

  2. the dollar store has been my friend as I’ve tried to decorate my new place. I just got a dresser from freecycle, I bought some paint on sale and it looks totally new the total $10.23! Love the glass jar idea too!

  3. Hi there,
    Congrats on your new apartment in NYC! I actually saw you the other day when I was in Starbucks! It didn’t register until you passed by that I knew you from your blog. I really enjoy reading your blog…and it’s inspired me to NOT buy anything new for the next 6 months!
    Thanks for sharing your tips.

  4. Love seeing that you are doing home thrifting now! I moved into my Astoria studio in January and have done so much thrifting for decorations… I’ve found the cutest things from Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc! My best purchase was a big round swivel leather chair from SA… I went in to take a peek and it just so happened only about 15 minutes earlier they put a sign on the door that all furniture was half off!! I scored this amazing find for $50!!!! Good luck with your new place!

  5. I’ve been MIA for a while but you so glad to be back as you reminded me why I love coming here. Congrats on the new place and great tips as just like you, I love re-using and making new pieces for the home. 🙂

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