T H R I F T Y C H I C - HOW TO LIVE LIKE A MILLION BUCKS
Create your perfect designer space without breaking the bank!
by Eric M. Woodard
About the Book
This very timely book speaks to where many people find themselves, today - somewhat cash-strapped but still desiring to live well. I show that it is possible - through “Thrifty” living - to live very well in comfortable, “chic”, designer style without spending a lot of money. This book lays out how I furnished my 1000 square foot, 2-bedroom/2-bathroom apartment for just under $1000.
Through both anecdote and photos, I describe the process that I walked through as I acquired wonderful vintage and Mid-Century furniture and accessories for my “thrifty chic” apartment. I was able to find quality furniture whose designs, designers, and manufacturers include Heywood Wakefield, Hans Wegner, Viko Baumritter, and Lane Alta Vista. The great thing about it is that I did not pay anything near “designer” prices. I acquired everything at a substantial savings - from 50% to 90% off retail prices through shopping mainly at Thrift and Thrift Department Stores, bazaars and Flea Markets.
I discovered two things:
1) That you could live quite well without going into debt or spending great sums of money
2) It is possible to find good, quality furniture, and accessories through non-traditional venues
In THRIFTY CHIC, I share insights into how, when and where to find your treasures. I touch on cost and how not to spend a lot of money in the process. I discuss how to develop and refine your decorating style and I speak to the pros and cons of reconditioning the pieces that you find; is it really worth it. I talk about arranging your new treasures and what it means to “complete” a space. I also let you know where I had the most luck finding my treasures and how much I actually paid for each item, among other things.
THRIFTY CHIC lets the reader know that it really is possible to live like a million bucks in your perfect designer space without breaking the bank!
Eric M. Woodard graduated from the School of Design at North Carolina State University in 1989. With a degree in Product Design, he has worked as an Architectural Model Builder, a designer of interior and exterior Architectural Signage and has designed consumer products. In addition, he has obtained a patent for three design features on a series of luxury truck conversions that he also designed.