Los Angeles is known for many things: sunshine, the beach, the Hollywood sign, but what a lot of people don’t know is that the flea market is one of the best places. Ever. I’m like a kid in a candy store there. Living on a budget can be tough. You feel like you’re stuck going to IkEA for the rest of your life because when will you be able to afford that fancy, expensive furniture? As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve started my new life on my own, and I get to decorate a whole new place to my exact preference.

I bought this daybed frame at the local farmers market. It has the most amazing frame, so detailed! I tossed the cushion (who knows who’s butts where sitting on it) and bought a twin mattress for super cheap. Found some fabric that I loved and covered it. How gorgeous?!

Price for daybed before any alterations :$ 100
Final price, new twin mattress and fabric with pillows: $180

The Fairfax Flea Market is held every Sunday at Fairfax High School. For more information, click here .