A few weeks ago I heard about the glut of hotel armoires on NPR. This due to the fact that flat screen TV’s are all the rage now and hotels are discarding the entertainment units along with the big outdated TV’s.
Armoires have been around since the turn of some long ago century. I don’t know the full history, so I won’t pretend I do. They can be converted for use as a closet, kitchen cupboard or computer desk. And why not still an entertainment center? Those flat screen TV’s are still very much out of place in a period home!
Universal Hotel Liquidators seems to be the only local hotel shop. And when I say local, I mean New Haven, CT. They currently have some cool couches and chairs from the Essex House.
For a list of surplus outlets across the country, see I Love Upstate’s November post.
Antiques at the Armory
January 18, 19, 20
69th Regiment Armory, Lex @ 26th St
Now Til to February 15th, 2008
44 East 32nd Street, 2nd Floor
(Park Avenue & Madison Avenue)
Store Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Call for appointment: 212-929-2210
Now through 1/21 at all locations
Up to 40% off
95% off until January 31
Check site for locations
This was just posted on our forum yesterday. We’ll continue to post forum items on our main page until folks start to get comfortable using it.
If you have any questions, best to call them directly. I was told the discoloration is just dirt.
“We have seven slabs of White Carrara marble that were used for various projects 30 years ago have been stored outside since. Will sell at a large discount off retail ($50-60 sq foot). The slabs are odd sizes that you can have fabricated and polished for table tops, dresser tops, vanities, etc. Will sell for approx $20 sq foot … or less (very negotiable) based on the dimensions that you need. Contact Dianne at 347 482-7042. If you have questions about fabrication, cutting or polishing, please call Statewide Granite and Marble (201) 653-1700.”
January 13 & 14
148 Beach Street, Stapleton, SI
Contact: Cyrus 718-909-2042
Over the weekend we schlepped out to Staten Island to look at some flooring I found on Craigs. When I spoke to the guy (Cyrus) over the phone he informed me that a 1790 frame building was coming down and there were more goodies in an old brick structure. There was wide plank flooring, antique beams and clapboard siding amidst the ruins and I can have for $100. It sounded too good to be true!Continue reading Junk Liquidation Auction
I regularly check out the Green Demolitions site because they often have sales. Here’s what I found today:
Year End Sale: Luxury Appliances 60 – 75% off Market Price!
Famous Custom Home Decor: 75% off Market Price
Just Arrived: New-in-the-Box Famous Name Brand Whirlpools and tubs: all three stores
Famous Furniture Retailer Surplus – Norwalk, CT
But best of all…if you haven’t finished your holiday shopping…$100 gift cards on sale for $50. Can be purchased online.
Hudson Valley Materials Exchange, a not for profit environmental organization, is being evicted. The building surplus and craft supplies warehouse located at Stewart Airport is getting the boot due to airport expansion. Although personally, I’m happy to travel a traffic free 10 minute drive from Beacon to Jet Blue when I visit my folks in Florida, I hate to see them being displaced. They are a great asset to homeowners and artisans in the area.
The Exchange will be closed for the winter and they’re currently looking for volunteers to help with everything from sorting and packing to renovations to getting the word out (hey, I just did that while sitting on my ass!). You can also dig into your pockets and make a donation. They’ve set up PayPal so you can donate online.
We hope to see them back in action soon!
Here’s another materials exchange for ya.
Throwplace is a website where individuals and businesses can list items for donation. All items are FREE! Registration and listings: FREE!
There are four sections: US Charity, International Charity, Business and Up For Grabs. Individuals cannot take from the charity sections. You can browse the listings and classifieds, but must be registered to donate or request items.
I like to think of myself as a savvy bargain hunter. My husband just calls me cheap. At any rate, I’d like to pass along some of my favorite places for shopping for home related bargains.
1. First off, I always try to go second hand. Craigs tops my list, followed by Ebay. Then there’s always Goodwill, Salvation Army, Housing Works as well as other thrift shops too numerous to mention. And don’t forget the flea markets.
2. Pearl River Mart : Chinese department store in Soho (formerly on Canal St). Lighting, bedding, table settings, window treatments…you name it. Gorgeous stuff at fab-o prices!
3. Ikea : Not exactly a secret. If you haven’t been since you bought that futon in college, they’ve got lovely bedding, rugs, fabrics and kitchen ware for cheap! I always, always buy my wine glasses there because I go through them quickly. Under $5 for a 6 pack.
4. National Wholesale Liquidators: They are all over the tri-state area. Anything from small appliances to linens to rugs, lamps and window treatments.
5. Target : Another favorite for cheap funky finds that don’t last very long. I always buy my sheets there and about a month later, they look like shit. But I can’t help it! They are cheap and cute. And you know what? The only reason our good “guest sheets” look any better is because we never use them! Anyway, lovin the Target.
6. Overstock.com: Yeah, I’ve done well with them from time to time.
How did I miss this one? NYC Stuff Exchange launched their site in May, but they’ve had a phone hotline for years.
The City of New York offers way for residents to search for places throughout the city where they can donate, sell, buy, rent, or repair gently used items. The goal is to help lessen the City’s waste by encouraging the recycling of materials that might otherwise end up in the dump.
There is an events calendar where you can search or submit sales run by non profit organizations.