Vintage Furniture Shopping

Vintage Furniture Shopping

Vintage furniture shopping can be fun and challenging all at the same time. If you don’t really need anything, it’s usually great and you may pick up some uexpected things along the way, but when you are looking for specific items, it can be quite frustrating coming up empty handed time and time again. When working on my design projects, I love using a mix of new and vintage pieces because it gives the space more personality. So, if you want your space to have a bit more soul, incorporate some found pieces.

Here are some vintage shopping tips to help keep your sanity…

1.Be patient

2.Carry a measuring tape to make sure the piece will fit into your space.

3.Carry a camera to snap a pic of the piece just in case you have to run home to make sure of #2.

4.Keep an open mind. A new paint job or new upholstery can completely transform a piece of furniture

5. Take risks. If the piece doesn’t work, you can always sell it on Craigslist. Learned this after dragging home a huge sectional from the Rose Bowl flea market that ended up not being quite right for my office. Would have thought about the sectional forever had I not bought it, though. Oh well…

6.If you absolutely love it, buy it! It’s so disappointing to go back and find the piece is no longer there. The phrase “you snooze, you lose” is totally true.

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