everything in this shot totaled $9.50. two dollars each for the modern wicker chairs, five for the reversible danish teak table, and fifty cents for the teapot. the capiz hanging was a gift from my sister.
the dining room is a combination of frugal ikea and thrifted finds. the chairs were $5 each at a school fundraiser, the vase was $1 at a barn sale; the silver dollars from a yard sale, home-grown.
this is our first house. like any first-time home buyers, we're looking to fill our new spaces with lovely pieces and don't want to spend our mortgage payment to do it.
it can be done! it may take an entire summer of treasure hunting, but you can fill entire rooms with unique furniture and accessories at well below an ikea budget. you'll also come away with something even more valuable - history. every vintage piece you acquire brings a lifespan of stories into your home!