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Tuesday Savings on the Homestead: Time for a Summer Makeover Project!

This week's Tuesday Savings on the Homestead is brought to you by this blogger! The same blogger who hates shopping, especially furniture shopping! 


I really have a problem paying new furniture prices. How can they charge so much for a bed frame and whatnot? It should be criminal! I also don't always dig paying used furniture prices because of the wide variety of conditions and prices. 

I look for a lot of free items and I look at what I have at home. As I have mentioned before, I am switching up beds at our house. We are going to build Paige a platform bed that will hold a full size mattress. She will get Shali's old mattress. 

Shali's room will still be her place to come home to, but I want to put a queen size bed in her room. I want a bigger bed for company. The bed frame in her bed is pretty much beyond repair, but we will take another look after we take it apart. 

I had already picked up a bed frame to use for her bed originally (purchased for $30 off Craigslist), but yesterday we picked this up for free:

 Sorry the picture is on its side and not that great, but you get the idea!

This headboard/bed frame was not exactly what I was looking for, but Paige and I are going to sand it down, paint it ivory, and probably put a layer of clear protective coat over it. I already have paint that will work for this project. This will work very well in the place it will be going. 

It came with a complete bed frame which is handy because my bed frame needs to be replaced too. I will just use the one I got earlier for my bed. Now I just need to find a queen size mattress and box spring! 

This is just one of the two summer makeover projects we have on tap. The other is a desk for Dane's room. I have a desk in the office I am no longer using (I have two desks in there). Dane has been really wanting a desk so this will work out perfectly. We will need to sand the desk a little bit, paint it blue (Dane's choice), and put a clear protective coat on it. I don't have a picture of the desk, but it is still covered with papers that need a new home!

For the cost of the blue paint and clear protective coat, these will both cost me very little money. I will be saving a lot of money in not buying new or used furniture. I am still shopping around for a mattress to make the bed in Shali's room a finished reality. I would also like to carpet it or put down a room-sized area rug, but again I will be patient and shop around for awhile. 

What will you be making over this summer? Will you be spending very little for your makeover project too?

Thanks for reading, 
Erica

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