Ad­vice on Buy­ing MID­CEN­TURY FUR­NI­TURE

Flea Market Décor - - Great Finds -

If you are on a bud­get and happy to paint and up­cy­cle items, you can pick up bar­gains from flea mar­kets and thrift stores. For au­then­tic, in­vest­ment pieces that you in­tend to keep long-term, it’s worth do­ing your re­search. Iden­tify the de­sign­ers or spe­cific items you want, and check out deal­ers and on­line sources to gauge prices. Be pre­pared to pay de­pend­ing on qual­ity, con­di­tion and rar­ity. If you’re after a par­tic­u­lar item, you may have to be pa­tient un­til you spot the right thing. If you can, try to forge re­la­tion­ships with rep­utable deal­ers who are reg­u­larly buy­ing and sell­ing, and can re­store to a high stan­dard. If they know what you want, they can ei­ther buy on your be­half or alert you if your cho­sen item comes on the mar­ket. If you can’t ac­tu­ally in­spect be­fore you buy, read the fine print! Check di­men­sions care­fully. Study the de­scrip­tion, and be aware that old pieces may well show wear and tear that should be re­flected in the price.

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