Not so long ago we bought a house, and I have been trying to furnish it without spending much extra money. Months ago, I got a cute, modern desk free from craigslist. The only problem is it didn't come with a chair, so we'd been using a dining room chair... until now.
Take one free piano bench from craigslist
Half a yard of fabric from Joann's for a whopping $3.50
And a can of blue spray paint leftover from an earlier project, and Voila!
Not counting the time it took for the paint to dry, the whole project took about 30 minutes, and I love how it turned out.