|Project by MarkTheFiddler||posted 11-04-2012 12:26 AM||2413 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
It’s amazing to me what people will throw away.
Couch came from a dumpster – solid oak frame. Free
Beige fabric – bought 480 yards of 5 colors for $22.50. Cost for this job .05 cents.
Throw pillows. Fabric Remnant $18.75
Carved bun feet, found on a recliner at curb side. I refinished them for .20 cents of Tung oil and about 20 cents off my abrasive wheel.
Arm padding – given free from mom.
Back padding – $5.00 at garage sale – Egg crate sleeping pad for camping. Never used.
Seat foam – $45
Back cushion stuffing $2.50 each.
Half roll of Dacron. Half Roll of cotton, 10 yards of zipper, thread, staples, glue etc. $60.00
Total cost – $111.70
Cost at store – $1700
Um – My garage is a complete mess because it takes a while to collect the freebies and almost freebies. At least I have what I need for all the furniture. I’m knocking it out now.
-- Working on my home for 2 years and counting.