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Repurposing Furniture From An Estate Sale

Are you looking for unique furniture pieces to add to your home decor? Or are you a crafter looking to get your hands on a new project? Estate sales have unique pieces of furniture waiting to be found. You could uncover the statement piece you’ve been looking for with a few simple tips and tricks.
Grasons Co. Estate Sales specializes in organizing and managing the sale of property for families and individuals who are downsizing, moving, or have recently lost a loved one. At Grasons Co., we understand that liquidations are an opportunity for families to sell household items and for shoppers to find unique and valuable pieces. These can be an excellent way to find furniture pieces that are often one-of-a-kind and sold at a reasonable price.
Join us at a Grasons sale and explore the world of furniture repurposing and how to find valuable pieces at an estate sale. Whether you're a homeowner looking for unique furniture pieces to add to your home decor or a reseller searching for useful items to add to your inventory, Grasons Co. Estate Sales is here to help.

Understanding Estate Sales

Estate sales are different from garage sales in that instead of a family putting out things they no longer want, the entire home is opened, and most items in the house are for sale. They often occur when someone is downsizing, moving out of state, or has recently passed away. The items sold can range from furniture to clothing and everything in between. Estate sales can be an excellent opportunity to find unique and affordable items you won't find anywhere else.

Estate sale sign
Liquidation sale

Understanding Liquidation Sales

In addition to estate sales, there are also liquidation sales. Liquidation sales occur when a business is closing down or going out of business. This can be a small business closing, a hotel moving, or a corporate liquidation. These can include everything from furniture to office equipment to inventory. If you're looking for furniture pieces for your home or to resell, a liquidation sale can be an excellent opportunity to find high-quality, lightly used items at a discounted price.

Finding Estate Sales

Most liquidation companies list the sales online, so you can always search “estate sales near me” to find one in your area. At Grasons, we make finding sales easy with our local estate sale list. Most sales last two or three days, so be sure to check the dates. If it’s your first time shopping at an estate sale, be sure to check out our tips for first-time shoppers too!

Estate sale with clothes and chairs
Furniture at an estate sale

Repurposing Furniture

Once you've found the furniture pieces you're interested in, it's time to consider repurposing them. Repurposing furniture involves turning an item into something new or different. This can include painting, reupholstering, or adding new hardware. Repurposing furniture is a great way to create unique pieces that fit your personal style and turn something that may be outdated into a modern masterpiece. Plus, you’re helping the environment by reusing something that may have been thrown away otherwise.

Tips for Furniture Repurposing

If you're new to furniture repurposing, there are a few things to keep in mind. You may not think about it, but safety is a big consideration when dealing with antique furniture due to the hazards of lead paint. Make sure you take the proper precautions and have a well-ventilated workspace.
In addition to taking safety precautions, here are our top five tips for furniture repurposing:
Start with a plan — Before repurposing any furniture piece, have a clear idea of what you want to achieve. Decide on the function of the piece and the style you want to achieve. This will help you in the selection of materials and tools needed.
Choose the right piece — Not all furniture pieces are ideal for repurposing. Look for solid pieces made of high-quality materials like solid wood. Choose pieces with good structural integrity, even if the surface is worn or damaged.

Older furniture
Furniture at an estate sale

Prepare the surface — To achieve a good finish, you must prepare the furniture piece's surface. Preparation might involve sanding, stripping, or cleaning. This step helps ensure your paint, stain, or other finishes adhere well to the furniture.
Be creative — Don't be afraid to think outside the box and be creative with your furniture repurposing projects. Consider using unconventional materials like old doors or windows, or try combining two or more furniture pieces to create something unique.
Don't rush — Repurposing furniture can be a time-consuming process. Take your time and work carefully to achieve the best possible result. It's essential to be patient and not rush the process, as this can lead to mistakes and disappointment.
By following these tips, you'll be well on your way to successful furniture repurposing projects that will breathe new life into old pieces and give them a new purpose.

Grasons Co. Estate Sales is your go-to company for all your property liquidation and selling needs. Whether you're looking for unique furniture pieces to add to your home decor or valuable items to refinish and resell, we have you covered. Estate and liquidation sales are great opportunities to find treasures you won't find anywhere else. And if you're up for the challenge of furniture repurposing, there's no better place to start than with the unique pieces you can find at our estate sales. Start exploring a new world with Grasons Co. Estate Sales and discover what treasures await you! Contact us to find a sale near you today!

Dear Friends,

At Grasons Co, your safety has always been our top priority.  With the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, your health and welfare are of paramount importance to us as you shop any estate sale held by our individually owned and operated locations or utilize the many liquidation services we offer.  Read More

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