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Some so-called bargains may cost more to repair than you realize. Learn what can be easily fixed -- and when you should just walk away.

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How to Update Your Space on a Budget

Monday March 31, 2014

You're not stuck with your current space just because your budget is small.

You may not be able to change everything you'd like, but you can give your place an update.

How to Mix Different Wood Finishes

Monday March 31, 2014
antique sideboard
A piece with multiple wood tones can unify the rest.
Photo Leah French

Some folks think mixing different wood finishes in a single space means you can't yet afford a matching set. They're wrong.

If you browse the estates featured in high-end shelter magazines, you'll see far more mixed finishes than matching ones.

Mixing wood finishes is a good way to spice up a boring space. They're also a key componentof the popular layered look.

Alternatives to Conventional Nightstands

Monday March 31, 2014

What rule says your nightstand has to be a nightstand? None.

oak book table
Revolving Book Table
Photo Leah French

Personalize your bedroom and keep it from looking like everyone else's sleeping space by opting for an alternative to a conventional nightstand. You can use everything from an an old rolling cart to a revolving book table.

Flea Market Furniture

Sunday March 30, 2014
old iron gate at the flea market
You can turn an old iron gate into a headboard.
Photo Leah French

It's possible to furnish a home entirely -- and to furnish it well -- with secondhand finds.

That doesn't mean you'll use everything as is, or even for its original purpose.

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