Let me tell you about one of the best places to purchase materials while on a tight budget. ReStore in Moorhead, MN! I love that store! The store is run by Habitat for Humanity volunteers who take donated new and used building materials and sell them to raise money for local Habitat building projects. The items are in good condition, often appearing brand new, and are at very low prices. As I remove some of the materials from my house during the renovations I plan to donate most of the usable materials to ReStore. Gotta think green, right? Just like we learned in elementary school: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
I purchased a kohler sink for my upstairs bathroom last week for $25, and today I bought an American Standard pedistal sink (missing the base) for $30! I've included a picture of the sink so you can get an idea of how nice it will look in a 1920's house. All I have to do now is find the base at Home Depot or Menards; I'm not sure which one carries American Standard. I have to make a trip out to Menards anyways because they have a porch swing on sale for $30 and I really want a hanging porch swing just like in my Aunt's craftsman bungalow she used to own. I'm looking forward to the five nice days Fargo's weather will allow me to use the porch and what could be better than a porch swing?