Got a yen to redecorate? Do you have a guest room that needs new furniture or a child outfitting a new apartment? Perhaps you need a few things for your mountain cabin or seaside bungalow.
There are resalers who offer everything from kitchenware to great room furnishings. Styles vary from kitsch to chic. Express yourself with more verve when you check out secondhand. Whether an unusual side table that sparks up a den or a chaise longue reminiscent of indolent Southern afternoons, add that little extra flip to your decor with an experienced possession.
Ideas we've seen easily & inexpensively done with anything from antiques to retro-chic:
When you browse through resale shops, abandon preconceptions. Don't look at what it IS.... think about what it COULD be in your own home. Wouldn't that graniteware kettle look great with geraniums in it? How about that ornate chair, painted white, in front of a wicker dressing table? That sofa table would make a great entry hall piece. Imagine an ornate frame as a mirror in the dining room. And that sturdy oak dresser would make a wonderful vanity in the downstairs bath.
Resale shops probably have just the touch of personality your home needs, from a spectacular easy chair to that unusual storage unit your bedroom has been longing for. From wall decor to coffee-table accessories, you'll find the special touch your home can cozy up to at a price your wallet will love, too.
Home decor items aren't just in resale furniture shops.
Check out resale shops which specialize in clothing for small items, too. The greatest finds can often be found where you least expect them. That big wooden apple lamp in my doctor's office? She found it in a children's consignment shop!
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