Having lived in four different rentals in the past five years, we may have found our niche in affordable design solutions for rental living. Our number one lesson? RECYCLE! For example, the above old farmhouse window turned room divider was purchased at Urban Ore Ecopark in Berkeley for $40.
Our number two lesson? Find creative uses for every day products. Our floor, pictured above is made of oriented strand board and stained a dark brown. Very cheap at your local hardware store!
Our final lesson? Repurpose! The above side table, used as a nightstand for our 2 year old, was a $4 find at an estate sale. With a vibrant coat of paint, it does the job! Craigslist can be a great resource for Estate sales happening in almost any area.
Where do you go for affordable design solutions?