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I've just moved into a large new home and I need furniture to fill it but I am on a strict budget.  I have my eye on a few things but don't know how to get them at a discount or where to find them.  I'm a little creative so I've been making some things myself.  I've had my eye on a sectional sofa from Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic line but not only do I not live near a store that carries it but I can't afford it.  I've tried to get a discounted item, even slightly faulty, but to no avail.  I've even tried finding a like product from (Arhaus Furniture) and I did but it's just as expensive.  I also would like a huge (about 6 ft.) antique wall clock preferably lit from behind.  I haven't been able to find one on the internet or in my town so I thought I might be able to make one.  I have also started slipcovering old furniture and I don't really know what I'm doing.  Any suggestions?

Yes.  Since you are creative, crafting and cost conscious, visit some flea markets for great finds.  Also check stores in your area such as Marshall's, TJMAxx, Target, Tuesday Morning, Pier l.  All these spots have some great bargain finds.  

It sounds as though you're on the right track.  Look through some decorating magazines for inspiration, and keep on creating your own unique style.


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