Books are an excellent way of decorating a coffee table and filling up an empty space. However, they are becoming more and more expensive because of the rising costs of printing on paper. Even a stack of paperback books will add up if you purchase them from a bookstore.
So a solution for that would be to turn to thrift stores. Books at the thrift store sell for only a couple of dollars each, sometimes less.
Spend some time in the book section and scour the shelves for something suitable. Make sure to remove the jackets from hardcover books to determine if they will fit your color scheme.
Wooden furniture and decor items are trendy right now, but the price of just a wooden dining table is through the roof. The current housing shortage in the U.S. keeps the cost of lumber high, which is why wood products are so expensive.
Look for solid wood pieces at the thrift store. But before bringing furniture home, inspect it carefully for bugs or damage that is beyond repair.
If an item happens to be dirty or the color doesn’t appeal to you, remember that you can always sand away any grime and repaint it to something more your style.
In addition, wooden dining accessories such as bowls, trays, boards, and organizers are always a steal at thrift stores.
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