Buying consignment furniture isn’t for everyone. But if you like quality furniture, saving money, have a spirit of adventure and appreciate decorating with items that can’t be found in stores today, then Furniture Consignment Nashville TN is perfect for you.
Here are eight tips to help you make the most of your consignment furniture shopping experience.
1. Look for Labels
A smartphone can be a consignment shopper’s best friend. Look up any manufacturer or designer name that is unfamiliar. You may discover a treasure that others have overlooked. If the piece is from IKEA or a low-end department store, it may still be a good buy, but don’t pay too much.
2. Visualize a Different Fabric
Everyone walks by the sturdy, well-built sofa with the screaming orange and lime fabric. It will probably be very inexpensive. Visualize how the sofa would look in a neutral or another fabric. The sofa could be a great buy even adding in the cost of having it reupholstered.
3. Take a Look at the Cushions
If the foam is hard and crumbles, add the cost of new foam to reupholstering.
4. How Was it Manufactured?
Are the joints dovetailed or simply nailed or held with hardware? Is it veneer or solid wood?
5. Sit On It
This seems obvious, but that gorgeous chair might be in Furniture Consignment Nashville TN because no one could stand to actually sit in it.
6. Cats, Smoke and Pests
Smoke smell or cat or dog odor is a red flag. With enough effort, furniture can usually – but not always – be deodorized. If you suspect bed bugs or other critters, leave it in the store.
7. Simple Fixes are Worth the Effort
Sometimes all it takes is some sanding to fix some scratches, a little sewing to make a new cushion or stripping and refinishing for someone willing to put in the effort. Feel proud of your accomplishment.
8. Will it Fit?
That huge Italian leather sofa may be a great buy, but if it’s too big for the room, reluctantly walk on by.
The Velvet Shoestring in Nashville TN specializes in high end furniture consignment. Whether you are looking for just one special piece or need to fill a room, browse through their extensive selections of vintage, classic, modern or unique pieces. Discover just what you’ve been looking for.
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