PLEASE SHARE… best cheap DECOR ideas…

posted 2 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Blushing bee

When I was on a DIY binge, I looked up several ways to make tables. The easiest way seems to be using hair pin legs and one piece of plywood/wood log slice/2x4s put together, etc. on top, crates, or metal pipes.

Another idea I had (for a coffee table or side tables) was just to use three pieces of wood (one for the top, two have the legs) like this

except out of only 3 pieces of wood versus a bunch of little pieces attached together. 

Another idea I saw was using a metal trash can turned upside down and spray painted for an end table. 

Here’s a compilation of DIY cheap side tables with tutorials.


Post # 5
212 posts
Helper bee

Get on pinterest!!

Post # 6
283 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

ILikeHim :  Is there a Brazilian online classifieds site akin to Craigslist?  On Craigslist in the states, you can often find high quality stuff that people want to just unload and won’t charge too much for.  For example, I got a gorgeous antique dining room set (table, four matching chairs, and a sideboard) for $100 – the folks never used their formal dining room and were repurposing it, so they just wanted to ditch the furniture.  A roommate got a large solid oak desk for $60.  

Also, if you want to be REALLY thrifty and if you have a college nearby, drive around student rental neighborhoods around the end of the school year before garbage day.  Students are transient and it’s not worth it for them to ship furniture, so when their leases end they just put all their (perfectly good) stuff on the curb.  I’ve nabbed end tables, lamps, a coat rack, coolers, a cool antique travel truck, a mini fridge, dressers, etc.  Not sure about how college living works in Brazil, but it’s something to consider if it’s anything like it is in the US.

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