The Hunt for the Perfect (Cheap) Barstool

Hello friends! I often get asked by friends and family “Hey Mad, where did you get [insert piece of furniture here]? It’s so cute!” Like I mentioned in my last post I get a lot of my furniture secondhand and then rehab it! Today I’ll be sharing a story of how I bought the a set of barstools to rehab and ended up selling them for a basically brand new set!

First things first. It took me a looooong time to figure out where to look, what to search and how to tell if something is a good deal. Two apartments and a house later, I like to think of myself as somewhat of a thrift shop connoisseur. However, I still make mistakes and bad purchases, which I’ll explain here!

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Moving

I hate moving. Like really really HATE it. In the past two years, I have moved not once, not twice, not even three times. FIVE TIMES. I went from my college house, back to my parents house, to an apartment with my husband, to a second apartment with my husband, to finally our first home together.

In all of these moves, I have tried really hard to make each of these places feel like mine. Each new place came with new possibilities and new possibilities meant money. Which, honestly, I didn’t have a lot of. What can I say, I had champagne taste on beer budget! This meant scouring craigslist, garage sales and my favorite place of all, Goodwill.

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