Frugal Finds

Raise your hand if you love a good deal (I’m picturing a lot of raised hand emojis!). Because, really…who doesn’t love getting a great deal?

I have come across some really great frugal finds that I am excited to share with you today. Our city and the surrounding areas have some really cute vintage shop options. We also have local virtual yard sale groups on Facebook that cater to both low-end and high-end second hand furniture clientele.

First up, is this great drop leaf table that serves as our entryway table.


Don’t let it fool you because it offers so much more! What I love about this great find is that it is multi-functional. With our entryway located off of our kitchen and dining area, this not only serves an an entryway table, it will also seat additional dinner guests (and is a great kids table!). The drawers are excellent for storing serving pieces, linens and odds and ends such as phone chargers.

 Need a place for serving signature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres or hosting family game night over the holidays? With a fresh coat of paint in Benjamin Moore Gray 2121-10 and new hardware, this $45 dual purpose find has served our home (and guests) well.

Next up, the pub table set that was the perfect addition to our man cave (and sometimes my craft room).

We were all over the place on what to put in this fun bonus room and somewhat had our hearts set on a pool table. When I came across this sad looking pub table for $35, it seemed like great place to start. Home pub, anyone? Best of all, we already had a poker table top that would fit perfectly. I brought the unloved table home and got to work with a few coats of white chalk paint, followed by clear wax to seal it.

The chair cushions were a simple re-cover job and within a couple of hours, our pub was open for business!

Last summer we learned that we were expecting a little bundle of boy and I knew right away the color scheme I wanted for our nursery. Hop on over to Project Nursery for Cara Loren’s full nursery reveal and source list. It’s amazing!


I found this great vintage dresser that was the perfect height and size for a changing table. With an asking price of $65 and seller willing to negotiate, I walked away with this piece at $40.

Armed with a paint brush, roller and low VOC laytex Sherwin paint in Alabaster white, our nursery was underway. I kept the drawers their original tone to match the rocking horse (from my childhood) and simply cleaned and shined them up. The interior was in great shape and after sanitizing, we added a fun liner. I couldn’t be happier with how this changing dresser turned out!


Our last fun and frugal find for the day are the finishing touches in this bedroom. You might remember this DIY headboard project shared earlier this month. Those lamps were a $10 find (yes! for the pair!) and those mirrors were $50 for the pair (I talked a vintage shop owner into separating from a dresser).


Today’s DIY reveal are the bedroom nightstands. This Salvation Army duo came with a price tag of $75 for the pair. They were in great shape overall and simply in need of fresh paint and new hardware. I not only love their height, but also the extra storage that they offer.

There’s your Friday DIY inspiration. Wishing you a beautiful weekend!







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