Do you ever watch those decorating shows on tv and just wish that the next house they visit would be your house? Yeah, me, too!
And there is one show in particular, you know the one, where the homeowners want to sell their home and they have $2,000 to get it ready for an Open House? It always amazes me the amount of changes they can do on a limited budget. But then again, the labor is free and I would bet that most of the furniture that they buy is the ready to assemble sort of furniture.
So, I decided to give this build it myself furniture a try. In the past couple of years I have purchased and (helped my husband) build:
- 3 section ladder bookshelf with laptop desk from Walmart.com
- Kid’s dresser and bookshelf from Target (brick and mortar)
- Storage Bench for entryway and shelf from JCPenney.com
- (Another) Storage bench from HomeDecorators.com
- Laundry hamper from HomeDecorators.com
Phew! Yes, it takes a little work and even more patience! But you can really save yourself a whole lot of money, too.
Here are just a few things that caught my eye today that I wanted to share with you:
Photo from Walmart.com
This bookshelf is part of the Fun To Assemble furniture line at Walmart.com. You need no tools to build it and it can be assembled in minutes. It is 52 inches tall and costs $99.88. The shipping is free if you have it shipped to a store near you and pick it up yourself, which is a great savings!
Photo from Kmart.com
Here is the Martha Stewart Everyday Country Home 5 piece Dining Set at Kmart.com. This darling table is 52 x 36. The cost is $279.99 + shipping, however, you can save 15% if you use your Sears credit card. And like Martha always says, “That’s a good thing!”
Photo from HomeDecorators.com
And last, I found this chic laundry hamper. It’s called the Dexter Tilt-Out Double Hamper and it is from HomeDecorators.com. It is 26″ wide and the cost is $219 + shipping charges. HomeDecorators.com accepts the Home Depot credit card and sometimes you can get items for 3 months same as cash, which is great for those on a budget.
I own a similar hamper from HomeDecorators.com. It was fairly easy to assemble. Our hamper is visible to anyone who visits our house so it was really a happy day when I traded in my tired wicker basket for this lovely piece of furniture instead. I highly recommend this hamper and HomeDecorators.com in general, although if you plan to visit the site, make sure to make yourself a nice cup of tea because you will be there for awhile!
So, are you ready to take the Assemble It Yourself plunge? Go ahead, give it a try!