Good Prices, Particular Selections

Last week I told you about our nearby cabinet warehouse bargain spot. Last Friday I went to another local furnishings warehouse recommended to us by Charlie’s cousin.

The Clearance Center is well-marked if you can find it in the first place.
The Clearance Center is well-marked if you can find it in the first place.

I’m talking about the “Model Home Interior Clearance Center“. Ours is open from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Fridays only. At 8 a.m. on a 12-degree day about 50 people were lined up waiting for the doors to open.

Lots of furniture to choose from -- throw pillows are $10.
Lots of furniture to choose from — throw pillows are $10.

The Clearance Center resells furniture that has been used in model homes or apartments at a deep discount.

Everything on the floor, walls, or shelves is for sale.
Everything on the floor, walls, or shelves is for sale.

If you can find, for example, an armoire or entertainment center you like, take an additional 50% off the already discounted price.

I like this glass-front bookcase which costs about $159.
I like this glass-front bookcase which costs about $159.

I’m looking for a linen closet and maybe a piece of furniture to be transformed into a bathroom vanity.

Buffet -- $649
Buffet — $649
Buffet -- $329
Buffet — $329
Buffet -- $159
Buffet — $159

As you might suspect, items change frequently so visiting often would be the key to finding a great bargain. There are lots of different price points.  (See buffets above.)

I bought 3 throw pillows  -- including the 2 blue ones on the sofa above.
I bought 3 throw pillows — including the 2 blue ones on the sofa above.
The nubby twill looks totally different in my living room.
The nubby twill looks totally different in my living room.

The only drawback is that one must transport their purchase themselves — no delivery available.

What’s the last big piece of furniture you bought? Do you still like it as much as when you first bought it?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

4 thoughts on “Good Prices, Particular Selections”

  1. June 2011 we bought a Bernhardt china hutch and matching sideboard for $150 ($75 ea.) + $150 truck rental. At that price we couldn’t like them less. Everything since then has been small enough to fit in the RAV so wouldn’t count as a “big piece”.

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