This is so true. Don’t be “boxed in” in your thinking. Look for ways to repurpose articles from kids stores and hardware stores in creative ways that weren’t intended.

Allow me to let you in on a great little secret for saving money on the things you buy for your home: shop in the kids’ section. Sure, a lot of decor aimed at children is painfully twee or just too small, but hunt long enough and you’ll find some real gems. Case in point: these 10 items from kid (or teen) stores that will make a stylish addition to your grown-up home — and set you back less than $50.