ThriftyFun News October 2, 2004 - Frugal Furniture

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Frugal Furniture

Volume Six, Number 38 October 2, 2004


Today's topic is Frugal Furniture. We have posted a bunch of articles and also have a Brainstorm where you can post your ideas.


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This newsletter contains:

  • Brainstorm! Frugal Furniture Ideas
  • Faux Painting Finishes (Sponge Painting)
  • Discount Patio Furniture - An Easy Way to Get the Best
  • Five Ways to Choose Upholstery...
  • Caring for Wicker Furniture
  • Buying Furniture for your Home
  • Salvation Army to Martha Stewart in Ten Easy Steps!
  • Build Your Own Coffee Table...
  • The Complete Guide to Buying New (Or Old) Furniture
  • Budget Furniture FixUps
  • 5 Ways... Grandchildren and Your Furniture Can Co-Exist
  • Handling Furniture Imperfections

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Frugal Furniture Ideas

Frugal furniture tips and ideas. Post your ideas!

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Faux Painting Finishes (Sponge Painting)
By Kathleen Wilson

Sponge painting is great because it is easy, fast, requires little paint and materials, and did I mention it was easy? It can be used on walls, furniture, and accessories, and can give instant facelift to dull objects.

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Discount Patio Furniture - An Easy Way to Get the Best
By Nicholas Webb

Many department stores offer patio furniture at discounted prices towards or at the end of the summer season. Many people can obtain quality teak or cedar furniture to enhance their patios by watching the advertised sales from department and hardware stores. You can save yourself hundreds of dollars by just waiting a month or two for that special piece of patio furniture you have always wanted. You don't have to buy the cheapest furniture just to be able to enjoy your patio.


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Five Ways to Choose Upholstery That Will Stand Up to Even Your Kids!
By Pamela Cole Harris

Is your family room a place where everyone can be comfortable? Or are you constantly worrying about the possibility of stains on sofas or chairs? Is your living room furniture 'off limits' to all but adults because you are worried that having children within twenty feet of it will cause it to fray, pill, or wrinkle? Well, my advice is to 'Lighten up!' and go shopping for slipcovers! Or if you are buying new furniture, find pieces upholstered in 'kid-friendly' fabrics. Here are five easy ways to make certain your new upholstery is suitable for every member of the family!

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Caring for Wicker Furniture
By Debbie Rodgers

Regardless of the material from which your wicker furniture is constructed, keeping it clean can be a challenge because of the textured surface.


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Buying Furniture for your Home
By Nikki Willhite

Buying furniture can take a big bite out of your wallet. Even with careful thought and wise shopping, it is a major expensive.

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From Salvation Army to Martha Stewart in Ten Easy Steps!
By Pamela Cole Harris

If you think you can't afford that lovely furniture you see featured in decorating magazines, you are wrong! Look in your local thrift shop or second hand store! You can find many "ugly ducklings" that you can turn into "swans" with a little effort and imagination. To turn your thrift shop trash into Martha Stewart treasure:

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So You Think You Aren't Creative? Build Your Own Coffee Table to Discover Your Own Artistic Spark!
By Pamela Cole Harris


Nothing is more satisfying than creating a special piece of furniture for your home! And probably no major furniture piece allows more creativity than a coffee table. But you think you are about as imaginative (and colorful!) as white walls and a popcorn ceiling. Take heart! There are ways to release that little creative spark you are sure just isn't there!

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The Complete Guide to Buying New (Or Old) Furniture
By Pamela Cole Harris

If you are like me, your investment in furniture has to last! It has to be durable, beautiful and a good buy for my money. You all know that a good buy doesn't necessarily mean cheap, but it does mean that the value in years of problem-free use. I want to know that the furniture will last at least as long as it took to make the money to buy it! (And in some furniture I have seen, it was a distinct possibility that it wouldn't survive the trip home!)


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Budget Furniture FixUps
By Kathleen Wilson

Faced with my own furniture dilemma recently, I thought what a great opportunity for me to share ideas with you on how to turn around that tired piece of furniture, without having to spend big bucks! So here it is, secrets from The Budget Decorator on transforming your furniture from trash to TFTE! (Treat For The Eyes!)

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5 Ways To Make Sure Your Young Grandchildren and Your New Furniture Can Co-Exist!
By Pamela Cole Harris

We all know that childhood passes quickly, and as grandparents, we want to enjoy the time we spend with our young grandchildren. But we also want to enjoy that new furniture that was impractical (and unaffordable) when their parents were young! Here are 5 ways to make sure that the two can co-exist:

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Handling Furniture Imperfections
By Pamela Cole Harris

Any of us that have children or who live with those who received an extra helping of the awkward gene, know what it is to discover furniture nicks, dings and other marks on a daily basis. Since banning the offenders from the room is impractical (and besides, you love the offenders more than the furniture anyway, don't you?), you need a few tips to help you deal with those little imperfections. No! I'm not talking about the kids, because you know down deep - wayyyyy down deep - they are perfect! I'm talking about the furniture!

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Frugal Outdoor Furniture

Frugal tips for outdoor furniture.

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