Secondhand Home Furnishings Best Deal and Price

posted 2 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

This is so American. 

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

abouttodoit17 :  ? Buying beautiful second hand furniture is “American”? I had no idea other countries didn’t do resale.

sscott06 :  your pieces are gorgeous! I wish I had an eye for this type of stuff but I am terrible at putting decor together much less finding great deals on second hand furniture. How did you get started searching pieces out? 

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper

Those are fancy! Several years ago I bought a table set, which included a coffee table and 4 nesting side tables, for $150 on craigslist. They are quite hardy, solid wood. 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

Absolutely beautiful pieces, and your home looks beautiful, too. Those really are amazing bargains!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

abouttodoit17 :  I will say, as an American and lover of all-things vintage, I was stoked to learn about the Aussie tradition of putting out your “hard rubbish” on the driveway and letting passers-by picking through it. It’s like free garage sales on a monthly basis! So it’s not just us super smiley folk who love a good bargain hunt. 

sscott06 :  *swoons*

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

MrsBeck :  ? Buying beautiful second hand furniture is “American”? I had no idea other countries didn’t do resale.

No, the taste in furniture is. 

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

abouttodoit17 :  interesting. I’m an American and would definitely not call these pieces typical American pieces (or at least not in my area). I looked up the names of the pieces she posted and it looks like they are considered French and European.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

abouttodoit17 :  I agree with MrsBeck.  I would never stuff like this in a home in my area….  To me it looks very European.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Right, but there is risk involved in buying antique furniture from junk sources. To my eye – and I work in this industry – that cabinet is neither Ormulu nor is it from 1870 for about a dozen reasons (happy to chat over dm). That said, if you just like the piece as a decor item, $350 is just $350.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

sscott06 :  Can you come decorate my house? LOL! Your home is beautiful and those pieces of furniture accent everything nicely! Great job! 🙂

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I love to browse the secondhand furniture sites in my area!  Those pieces are beautiful 🙂 My prize piece is my dining table, I got it for $75 at a garage sale, its very rustic pine and super substantial. It is my Viking table lol. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

abouttodoit17 :  Yeah, another vote for this couldn’t be farther from my tastes what of I would put in my home….and I’m American.

OP, great finds! I love love love finding a good deal!  I don’t have a pic on me, but I recently found my dream wood burning stove for $500 (retails for about $3k) so I was over the moon excited!

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