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Easy, Beautiful, Cheap: Managing the 3 Points of Home Projects

When you're decorating or building, it helps to be realistic about what's possible. Here are some equations to ponder Full Story
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Renee Vredevoogd
Hi, Can you tell me where you purchased the first rug shown with the aqua blue , white and is that blue or gray?
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Whilst I agree with many of the points made I have to get on my soap box regarding splurging on Anthropologie beds and compensating by haggling at flea markets.
These people are trying to make a living and can only dream of the kind of profits Anthropologie makes.
Maybe you could try reversing the process?

I have space in a shop where I sell, amongst other things, upcycled furniture and quite frankly I am sick of customers haggling for a 'best price'.
Nor do I find that the increased number of people trying to do it themselves makes them any more appreciative of the level of work I put into them!
Not only am I having to pay more for the furniture in the first place (because of the increased number of people looking for projects) but in the current economic climate I have to price my finished pieces very competitively.
Gone are the days when you factored in an extra ten per cent to the price so you could 'do a deal'.
It's a good job I love what I do because sometimes it feels like that's what I'm doing it for, love, not profit!

So give us a break, if something looks like a fair price, consider paying it rather than automatically starting to haggle.
We may be desperate enough to reduce it but that doesn't mean we can really afford to do so.
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