Where do I find furniture?

Hi Everyone!
My husband and I are just starting out at our new place and I want to create my own pieces of furniture. There are plenty of posts talking about how to upcycle furniture, but no one ever says where they bought it. So, where do you find the furniture to upcycle?
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  • Sallylynn James Sallylynn James on Aug 23, 2013
    I always go to thrift shops to buy but upscale stores to get ideas

  • Do not forget to check Craiglist! for the free section. Many times on Saturday afternoon if someone has a garage sale they will post free stuff. I also would check around the 1st of the month when people move into or out of places.

  • Pat aka Queen of Thrift Pat aka Queen of Thrift on Aug 24, 2013
    Yard sales, thrift stores, the side of the road....you would be amazed at what people throw out!!....and don't be too shy to stop and load it on your truck! Many of us who love to repurpose do it, & don't go home and think about it because by the time you return to the site, it will be gone!!! Spring and fall seem to be the best times to find "decorator's road kill" because that is when most folks clean out & throw away.

  • Peg Peg on Aug 24, 2013
    There's also a site called "Freecycle" that only offers FREE things. And you don't get tied up in the scam and spam in your e-mail account like you do with Craigslist. You can even put a post of your own looking for Free unwanted furniture, I did for when my daughter went to college. I had so many offers, there was too much to choose from!

  • Alon Petersen Alon Petersen on Aug 25, 2013
    Check your local Habitat For Humanity Homestore along with your area's Goodwill & Salvation Army Thrift stores.

  • Donna Donna on Aug 25, 2013
    Agree. Thrift stores. It was very hard for me the first time I saw "Free" to actually stop and pick it up. You get used to it. Even if the piece you see isn't something you want think about the legs, drawers, hardware or pieces you could use to upcycle something else.

  • Linda Winchell Linda Winchell on Aug 25, 2013
    I run an open door free store where everything is free to anyone, no questions asked. We do from time to time get furniture in, so if you live in Mich. or Google Free Stores you may find one where you live?

  • Lee McKenzie Lee McKenzie on Aug 26, 2013
    I always find good (and usually inexpensive) items at my local auction. Go to www.auctionzip.com and type in your zip code, and it will give you a listing of auctions nearby that you can preview. The auction house near me posts pictures the week before that I can check out and see if there is anything that I want to go bid on. You might make sure to check if the auction house charges a buyer's premium-our local one does not but I have seen others that do and that can add to your cost if you aren't aware...