(Closed) furniture shopping..help!

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’ve always had great luck with Cost Plus World Market. They have great quality, solid wood furniture for decent prices.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

You get what you pay for. In my experience, cheap furniture falls apart really quickly, so you end up spending more in the long run.

CB2 is my current favorite for great furniture at not ridiculous prices. Also, the one thing from IKEA that we’ve had forever and is still going strong is our MALM bed frame. Everything else has pretty much fallen apart within 3-4 years.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2005

If you don’t mind online, I’ve become a big fan of Overstock.com lately.  We got some really nice hardware for our cabinets for about $1.50 each that are of a style and quality that would be $6-$8 each elsewhere, then I just ordered a really cool hanging light fixture for our stairway for $166 that I’ve seen elsewhere for over $300.

They have free shipping on anything over $50, and so far I’ve had really good luck by just reading other people’s reviews.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

We have a dresser set, coffee tables and a desk from ikea that are going strong.  And they were cheap.

Since you already have a mattress I would hit up amazon or overstock or some cheap online place for a bed frame until you find exactly what you like

 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

A lot of larger cities like Huston have “furniture districts” where there are a ton of independ and chain furniture stores all clustered in one area.  There are always great deals to be had an a good selection.  I would look into that.

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

One King’s Lane and Joss & Main are these great websites that have daily deals of a bunch of different home offerings. (Well, they usually last for 2 days, but there are 5-7 new deals of 50+ items every day).  You have to sign up for it, but it’s free and there’s a ton of nice furniture and home decor on sale!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@futurepilotswife_:  sign up for their emails, they email really good sales all the time. (Cost Plus)

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@lolot:  I have discovered that Joss & Main is great for ideas, but not always the best price. by googling the name of the piece I have actually found it cheaper. Its only a deal marked down from the MSRP, which not everyone charges.

 

OP And dont forget to look at your local craigslist. Often there are barely used items on there for great prices.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I just checked to make sure, and the Houston area has several locations of one of my favorite accessory stores: HOMEGOODS! I LOVE this place!  You likely will find a vanity stool there and possibly also a coffee table and a dresser, not to mention pictures, mirrors, lamps, and any other home accessory.

ETA:  If you’re seeking an actual furniture store, I love Ethan Allen.  Most of my house is from there, but they can be a bit pricey.

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@ThreeMeers:  Thanks, that’s a good tip.  

OP, I agree that World Market is awesome!  And Craigslist and thrift stores.  I don’t think I’ve ever bought any large furniture new, and it all looks great.

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Craigslist is great for hardwood furniture if you are willing to put in the elbow grease necessary to transform a piece.

As a word of caution, wait until you actually move in before you buy anything so that you can take measurements and buy pieces that will actually fit in your space.

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