Guide To Buying Used Furniture
When moving into a new home, you often find yourself without adequate furnishings, especially if moving into your first home ever or from an apartment. This can be a hinderance to what would otherwise be a joyous time, as now you know that you need to spend even more money on furnishing the place. But fear not, because there is an alternative to buying loads of expensive new furniture. And no, I’m not suggesting that you buy everything from Ikea, but rather, try out secondhand furniture.
Now, I know what you’re thinking: that you are going to end up with a home full of mismatched things. And while this could happen, it certainly doesn’t have to. I’ll explain.
So first, you get some furniture. Be it from an online listing like craigslist, or from a thrift store or pawn shop in Ft. Lauderdale. Try to pick items that at least have a similar structure. Like don’t go for something that is rustic and something else that is clean and modern.
Next comes the creative part. When you get the furniture home, it’s time to paint. With just a few coats of either spray paint, stain, varnish, or fabric paint (yes, that’s a thing).
With just a weekend of effort, you can have a complete and matching set of furniture for less than half of what you would have paid had you gone to a furniture store. This can be exactly what you need right after covering the costs of moving. And what’s even better is that you could later on resell the furniture as a set (possibly for a profit) if you did a good enough job with the transformation.