The Right Way to Buy Used Furniture
If you're looking for used furniture, there are a few things you'll want to keep in mind. First, make sure you're paying the right price. Second, try to find gems on Craigslist, OfferUp, Facebook Marketplace or other online classifieds websites. And third, be sure to inspect the furniture thoroughly before making a purchase.
Let's start with price. When you're looking at used furniture, it's important to know what the piece is worth. This way, you can be sure you're getting a good deal. To do this, you can research the piece online. Try looking up the furniture maker, or the specific piece if you can, on Chairish.
Next, let's talk about finding gems on Craigslist and other online classifieds websites. Yes, it is possible to find amazing furniture on these websites. However, you need to be patient and do your research. It's also important to inspect the furniture thoroughly before making a purchase.
Finally, let's talk about inspection. When you're buying used furniture, it's important to inspect the piece thoroughly. This way, you can be sure it's in good condition.
Here are a few things to look for:
- Look for any damage, such as scratches, dents, or chips.
- Make sure all the hardware is present and accounted for.
- Check for any signs of wear and tear, such as stains or fraying.
Always keep in mind: the color or stain you can always change, but the shape of the piece you can't. Making sure you love the shape is the most important. You can paint the piece, re-stain, re-upholster, and change the hardware later on. Paint and changing hardware such as drawer pulls and knobs can be the quickest and most effective way to modernize or change the look of a piece of furniture.
If you keep these things in mind, you're sure to find the perfect piece of used furniture for your home. Happy shopping!