By Nina Willdorf
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Then take a sheet, which you can cut and sew to fit inside as a little laundry bag. Sew a piece of elastic around the top edges so it hugs over the side of the basket, and voilà! An $80 Pottery Barn–like accessory. Wall units city chic • free finds you can pick up on the street 41 A hanging cabinet, preferably with little compartments, can run as much as $350 at everywhere from Target to Crate & Barrel. Find one on the street, scrub it down, both inside and out, and paint it to match the walls of your bathroom.
Head to estate sales, which are listed in the Sunday paper. A deceased person’s relatives unload the contents of their house. It can be a great place to find small pieces of furniture, which you can fit in your car or a cab. Coffee table: $50–$100. Look online on message boards, where people hasty to get rid of their furnishings in order to move will slash prices TIP: from high to low, in desperation. where to devote the dollars and cents sofa mattress dresser or armoire kitchen table chairs entertainment center DVD shelves bookshelves desk, side table nightstand coffee table Worthy splurges When furnishing her apartment, Dina, a private chef in New York, was operating with very little financial leverage.
Dresser: $150–$300, depending on whether you buy it new or old. A used dresser is a much better buy than a poorly made new one. Buff the top and sides and call it a thrift score. Kitchen table: $250–$500 for a new table, depending on size and wood quality. Leaves are a key feature as they help to maximize precious space; they also provide an opportunity for extension when you have guests coming over or on Sunday mornings when you have the newspaper all spread out. Michael and I bought a simple drop-leaf round dining room table at Pier 1 over seven years ago for even less than this ($150).