As an avid do-it-yourselfer, I am addicted to shopping at resale stores, specifically New Uses. I want to fill my home with furniture and accessories that are original and reflect my personal style. It’s such a thrill to walk into a New Uses store and be inspired by what’s available—for very affordable prices.
I see potential in all of the gently used, good-quality items. Not only are the pieces great as is, but because the prices are much lower than traditional retail stores, it’s easier for me to buy something with the intention of making a few changes such as painting it a different color, replacing a lamp shade or hardware, etc.
Putting a little extra work into making my furniture and decor more personalized also gives me a sense of pride. It’s fun to tell guests about all of the projects I’ve done to complete different rooms in my home. The key to finding an item you’re looking for—or perhaps a gem you didn’t know you needed until you see it—is stopping into New Uses stores often. Unique pieces come and go on a daily basis. Happy hunting, fellow DIYers!