We hit up Walmart last night and purchased a second end table for our living room. I had one already that was turquoise and we both sanded it down and spray painted it black. Now we have two black ones.
To save money, we also cut the legs off of my childhood desk and spray painted that black and added nice stainless steel hardware to the drawer. It makes for a very modern coffee table. I bought tall clear cylinder vases from Walmart awhile ago too and I fill them up with water and put tea lights on the top. They look so cool all lit up. Simple, cheap, but equally elegant.
Our next project is to turn an old hutch into an entertainment center. That involves a lot of cutting, sanding, and painting. It's a lot of work, but it saves a lot of money. Saving money is a great thing!
One of my favorite purchases at Walmart yesterday was this,
It is a view of NYC from Brooklyn. I like it. It looks nice. It will look even better in our apartment. I can't wait to move in and post pictures up so you all can see it.
Another goal of ours is to find an affordable photographer. It's been quite an experience. Photographers are very very very very very expensive. Very expensive.
Wish us luck!