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Those windows are stunning!

   
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Virginia Kennedy
when I clicked on Farmhouses I didn't mean million dollar farmhouses but something I could restore on my SS budget, like ways to decorate on the cheap without bringing in architects and interior decorators who charge an arm and a leg. maybe I better do it myself.
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summitsittin

Virginia,

Houzz is a great place to find interesting design ideas and grande inspiration. I share your disappointment in the fact that from time to time it can also offer frustration as I gaze at designs and concepts that, to date, I've been unable to afford. I find it most valuable to remind myself that the ideas and insights are gifts and at the end of the day, "all I can expect from myself, is to do the best I can with what I've got".

My wife has found some wonderful decorations and accent pieces for pennies on the dollar at auctions around our state. We tried yard sales and consignment shops, but auctions are by far the most fruitful and after you get the hang of it they are fun to attend as well.

Best of luck decorating and restoring your farmhouse!

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