We Gave a Professional Home Stager $40 — Here’s What She Bought at Michaels
Sure, it’s easy to spruce up your home when you’ve got an unlimited budget. But that’s not a reality for most people. Instead, they have to be a little craftier. So there’s no better place to head than Michaels, the arts-and-crafts empire that’s stocked with so much more than knitting needles and fabric flowers.
We gave Abbey Ojemann, the design coordinator for JessFinessed, a home staging and interior design company in Greater Boston, $40 to head to Michael’s and report back with the items she would choose to stage a home. Since a major part of Abbey’s role is to source furniture and accent pieces for staging installs, we knew she’d have some interesting picks. Her total originally came to $45.33, but with the 20 percent off coupon always available in the Michael’s app, Ojemann managed to get her total down to $36.27.