As I look about my sweet little cottage I realize that it is almost completely decorated and furnished with gifts, hand me downs, and the thrift stores. I did a tally and my home has cost around $700 to $900 to furnish. This includes kitchen supplies and equipment, paintings, decor, rugs.
The only new items in my home are the bedroom set and a washer that was $1,000 normally but I purchased on sale for $600 last 4th of July. The bedroom set was purchased when we were newlywed and wanted to be “fancy”. I can’t recall but it was around $2,000. And so not worth it. The sleigh bed broke down during the third move and the dressers have handles I have to tighten with a screwdriver all the time. I see thrift store dressers I would love to replace these with but they cost a pretty penny so we will use them until they fall apart as well.
Here is a tour. I can’t go over every item as you would fall asleep from boredom but almost everything in the kitchen was inherited or given me because I don’t turn down offered and used items. If I don’t care for something I thank the person and send it to the thrift store.