The first thing I did in my kitchen/dining room was find a table, and a few weeks later, chairs. I found the table for $80, and the chairs for $7 each. The table was a shiny, awful brown, and the chairs were an old brown color in need of some tlc. In my past life, before DIY, I would have thought no way! But now, I think…this could really turn out cute. I sanded, stained, and painted the table that I once would have never even taken a second look at. Now I have a charming, sturdy table and chairs that I quite like.
I have had too many projects that I have done wrong, or rushed and had to redo
because I messed up, or it turned out sloppy. What a waste of money and time!
a cute shower curtain or an old quilt made into pillows, etc.
I have found at thrift and second hand stores.
Good luck with all of your future home improvement/decorating projects!