Nowadays buying old and used furniture pieces is the cheapest way to furnish your home. Of course you should have some furniture renovating skills if you want them look great. Here is a beautiful old desk bought for $10. During the renovation it was sanded, painted in black, painted in white and antiqued using a sander. The hardware was repainted and insides of the drawers were painted in turquoise. The renewed desk seems to worth much more than $10 to me.