So David (and I) are moving up in the world now and we have a whopping 200 sq ft office with $1k to FAB this place out! TINYhr is a fledgling company with still many biz goals to achieve, so I couldn’t really complain about our $1k budget.
This is the place, and we’ve never been so eggcited! It’s like renting your very first place when you graduated from college and found that studio apartment for $500 bucks! Ahhh…how it brings back memories…
After a 2 year hiatus from design projects, it’s all coming back to me. I was running around King County like a chicken with my head cut off to look at the latest furniture designs for sofas, lighting, flooring, accessories, and after two days of pounding the pavement I finally came to one conclusion – I don’t have enough money. But conquer this enemy, I must. So here we go…
Craigslist, eBay and the AS-IS section at Ikea is my friend.
I’ve been shamelessly lowballing offers on Craigslist and got some awesome $40 chairs for $13.30 each and found a Boconcept sofa for $450. I also picked up this table from IKEAs AS-IS section. Man, this is a lot of manual labor… the staging is all coming back to me now.
Free is the best price
In a city full of startups and changing companies (for better or for worse), there’s always office furniture people want to get rid of. We got a few hand-me-downs desks and chairs from some friends.
I ordered some lighting today off eBay and have to bid on some posters in a few days.
lunch table – $109
6 chairs – $80
sofa – $450
bookcase storage – $70
lighting sconces – $80
lighting chandelier – $160
desks and chairs – Free
coffee table – free
labor and design – priceless
subtotal is $949 and I didn’t even pay tax on most of this 2nd hand stuff.
I have yet to buy art and small accessories… I’ll be searching through goodwill and grabbing things from our home. aiya!