How I source furniture
If you follow along on my Instagram, you know from my stories that I have purchased a good portion of my furniture from Craigslist. Other than the obvious with thrifting furniture (saving $$) I love the hunt for a good deal. I also love the one-of-a-kind pieces and amazing stories that come along with them. Like the cane bar seats above (that I scored for $20!) from a home in northern CT that came with the house back in the 50s. My dad (an engineer) has always found a way to bring pieces back to life...like the slab of marble below (that we found on the side of the road) that he repurposed into a table top for me. I love that I'm not only getting good quality pieces but I'm recycling in a sense too.
My go-to online sourcing destinations:
- Craigslist: oldy but a goody for obvious reasons. Be sure to brush up on synonyms. Erin Kenstenbaum expands on all this. My secret weapon the "garage sale" tab. It's a great way to find upcoming, local estate and yard sales.
- Facebook Martketplace: ok I was really late to the game on this one. But I'm hooked now! I've also sold a few pieces via this platform and I'm really impressed with it's ease of use.
- Etsy shops: I usually use Etsy as a starting place for keywords and ideas.
- Instagram: there are a surprising number of vintage piece collections that are sold via instagram. I purchased the above magazine rack from Maria and have nothing but good things to say. The only downside is timing and quick sales.
All thoughts and opinions are my own.