When you buy furniture at yard sales you will get a number of options, but it is vital to look carefully to make sure what you are buying. Does it interest you to try to be creative in painting furniture? In case you don’t have any old furniture where you can practice, it is a good idea to buy at yard sales.
If your idea behind buying yard sale furniture is for practicing your creative skills you can just go ahead and buy. In case you are trying to find one special piece of furniture for your personal use, you must give some time to check the furniture to ensure that you get a good piece as well as a great deal.
To give an example, if you are looking for a small dresser to keep in your guest room to give country look, you must first check if the furniture is stabile. There is no harm trying out all the different looks and styles if the furniture is in good shape and strong. Check and ensure if there is any peeling of wood or if it has any scratches which can’t be hidden. In case you are going for an old look furniture than maybe the scratches don’t matter a lot.
If you are interested in a chair, sofa or a loveseat there are some more things which need to be kept in mind. Do you plan to use the furniture as it is or are going to apply fresh paint or new fabric? How clean does it look? Enquire from the seller if this piece of furniture was in use at home or has come from the storage. If it was being stored check if the place had any climate control, otherwise you may have to manage mold and pest issues later on.
It is a good idea to learn more about all kinds of furniture if you are planning to make shopping for furniture in the yard sale as your hobby. This will be very useful in getting a good piece at a great deal. In case you want to recycle the yard sale finding, you will not end up scraping and painting an antique with a unique headboard. You can check out books on antique furniture at the local libraries to understand unique furniture. Be alert when you are going for the yard sale for a good deal when you come across it.