Home sweet home
IF anyone else is frustrated with DIY furnishings and Allan keys, look no further than the pages of The Weekend Shopper for great deals on secondhand household goods and furniture to outfit any home, caravan or cubby hole.
Starting with A, a range of antiques can be found, including timeless pieces of furniture that will never be discovered on a showroom floor under fluorescent lights.
From an antique retro mirror with scalloped edging and a sailing ship for just $65 to an art deco silver tea set, transform any boring living area to a fantastic sitting room complete with grandfather chairs or an Edwardian duchess from the late 1800s.
Individualise a kitchen with a 1966 Simpson single door fridge freezer that still works and was going for just $100 in last weekend’s Shopper.
Moving on to C, offerings in the China, crystal, silverware section are perfect for filling those empty drawers in the kitchen.
Score an eight-setting Mikasa dinner set complete with salt and pepper shakers, creamer, gravy boat and two serving bowls for $180. Imagine the looks on relatives’ faces when macaroni and cheese gets served up in style.
Or serve high tea from a three-tier ceramic cake stand for only $15.
Hop over to H for Home Furnishings where book shelves, bar stools and even bath tubs can be found.
Jazz up a foyer with a Swarovski crystal chandelier with two matching wall pendants for a mere $500… that hard to please mother-in-law will beam with pride when she realises you’ve got taste.
L is for Linen where savvy Weekend shoppers will find everything from sheet sets to doona covers to brand new pillows.
A brand-new double bed prima electric blanket was going for $30, perfect for keeping cold bodies warm on chilly winter nights.
Find everything for baby in Baby Needs including clothes, bottles, change tables, prams, cots, high chairs and more because remember, baby doesn’t know if her pram cost $1000 or $100.
Imagine all the extra money that could be floating around just by perusing the pages of The Weekend Shopper; you just might be able to afford a holiday to Sweden.