People ask me all the time where I get my furniture that I repaint and resell.
I used to say.....garage sales, Craigslist, and thrift stores.
However...... I can't remember the last time I got a piece of furniture at a thrift store!
Perhaps it is just in the KC area.....but thrift store prices for furniture have soared!!!
Let me give you a few examples...
I recently spotted this 2 piece buffet and hutch.
The price tag was $299.... who is going to spend that at a thrift store???
Here is another..... a beautiful armoire... marked $299 and then changed to half off because who would spend that at a thrift store???
I saw a kitchen table that needed the top repaired for this price recently:
And another buffet for $129 that also needed work!!!
At another store on another day, I took pics of these pieces:
$450 for this dresser at a thrift store. YIKES!!!!
Hey, I understand they need to make a profit also....but I just can't afford to buy furniture at those prices, paint them and then still turn a profit for myself. I truly believe thrift stores are "on to us" people who buy, redo/remake/repaint/resale...and therefore, they have dramatically bumped up their prices.
And so....my official answer is this: I find MOST of my furniture to paint and resell at garage sales (preferably neighborhood ones where there are MANY homes having sales at once) and Craigslist.
What's been your experience lately with thrifts??