5 Cheap Tips for Home Happiness
Lara Spencer, author of I Brake for Yard Sales
, reveals her strategies for decorating on a dime.
Photo: Michael McNamara
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Hang It if You Love It
Flea markets and estate sales are terrific places to find oil paintings, vintage signs, old maps—even beautiful pieces of wallpaper that can be framed. For example, there's a large chartreuse midcentury oil painting anchoring my living room that provides the inspiration for the color pops I use throughout the first floor. I got it at a garage sale, which means I have a one-of-a-kind, original painting that looks like a million bucks—for the same amount of money as a reproduction.