There can't be anything much more fun than picking up a friend and hitting the garage sales early on a Friday or Saturday morning. The treasures are out there for you to find if you are willing to search for them. This cannot be more true than in the area of decorating. Sure it's easy to go into a store and pick out a whole new room of furniture but how much more fun to contemplate each individual piece and apply your own personal artestry to make the room a masterpiece. Each piece has a story to tell. Here are some of the places you can begin your hunt.
Ads in the paper.
2nd hand stores
Family attics and give aways
Trade with friends
One of my favorite pieces of furniture is a triple dresser that I picked up when I was about 20. The piece is so heavy that it takes three people to move it and the mirror is huge. The style is Asian. The garage sale wanted one hundred dollars and at the time all I had was eighty. I made the offer and they took it and I about jumped for joy for the beauty of it. I still have it all these years later and it looks as good as it did then except for the corner our big dog took a chew on, God rest his soul.
Whether you like antique or ultra sleek it's all out there and someone wants to get rid of it.