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9 Things You Should Always Buy at Estate Sales, As Per Designers

Art

The first thing that designers look for at estate sales is art. It provides a wealth of information about the preferences and passions of the residents.

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Collections

Whether it's antique metal model cars, rocks, butterflies, diamonds, tiny ships, magnifying glasses, or architectural elements.

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Rugs

It won't deter you from purchasing it and having it trimmed to match your area.

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Lamps

Don't let broken or discolored lamps prevent you from using them. It's simple to have them rewired or to add a different shade to make it a unique addition to a house.

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Dining Chairs

Retail dining chairs can be expensive, but Meg White of Meg White Interiors advises locating a vintage set and customizing it.

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Mirrors

White has discovered numerous exquisite mirrors at estate sales, which have been used as wall art, over dining room sideboards, or in powder rooms.

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Upholstered Furnishings

A $300 Hendredon sofa from the 1970s would cost you roughly $2,500 when new fabric and reupholstery are added.

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Vintage Clothes

Quinlan is an interior designer as well as the owner of an upscale vintage clothes business in Birmingham, so she frequently visits estate sales and raids the closets.

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Dishes, Glasses, and Flatware

Nice collections of old and vintage cutlery, glasses, and plates are frequently available, and many of them have a history.

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