Q&A with All-Star Seller — Furnish Green

Q&A with All Star Seller — Furnish Green

Nathan Hescock opened Furnish Green almost nine years ago out of his ballroom dancing studio.

Time for another Q&A filled with tips and tricks from one of our All Star Sellers! Today’s featured seller is Furnish Green, a shop in Midtown Manhattan. This shop began as a side project for ballroom dance instructor Nathan Hescock. Since it’s humble beginnings, it’s grown in scale and inventory but they still continue to practice their eco-friendly methods cleaning, restoring and repairing secondhand furnishings

Selling 101 — How to Price Secondhand and Vintage

Selling 101 — How to Price Secondhand and Vintage

Photo: Heartmainehome.blogspot.com

When you’re selling secondhand or vintage, pricing correctly is essential to a sale. There are different elements to consider for each but ultimately you need to strike a balance between the worth of the item and the market value. Always start by doing your research. A little work early on will help you land on a realistic price and lead to a quick sale. Price your items too high and you could end up doubling your efforts, resulting in half the financial gain

The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week

The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week

See Spot. Stuffed! Photo: Krrb.com/60704

Krrb is a great place to find everything and anything secondhand, handmade and vintage. We can only imagine how these finds ended up on the classifieds in the first place. Whether or not you were looking for these unusual listings, The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week are for sale, each in need of a new home.

Pets have a special spot in our hearts. This week’s oddity excursion is no exception that our love of pets can be a little weird. We’ve rounded up everything from creepy dog sculptures to personalized pet urns. Check it out

Q&A With All-Star Seller — Andrew from Kingpin

Q&A With All Star Seller — Andrew from Kingpin

As we focus on becoming better local sellers, our top independent sellers share their tips and tricks of the trade. Hats off to our All Star Sellers! Next up in this series is Andrew from Kingpin, a seller from Brooklyn, New York whose specialty is reclaimed items from local bowling alleys! Andrew has shared his knowledge of being a professional reseller and find both residential and commercial buyers

Selling 101 — 5 Ways to Pinpoint Your Audience

Selling 101 — 5 Ways to Pinpoint Your Audience

Photo: Flickr.com/photos/glenbledsoe

When it comes to selling secondhand, vintage or handmade, you’re going to need a plan of action. One of the first things you should think about is who your ideal “audience” will be. Who do you think would want to buy what you’re selling? Run through the basic demographics: age, gender, location but keep in mind that selling locally is really about timing, place and language. Check out these five ways to identify your audience

Scavenger Hunt — Scandal’s Mood Lighting and Wooden Ladders

Scavenger Hunt — Scandals Mood Lighting and Wooden Ladders

On ABC’s drama Scandal, Jake Ballard requires soft mood lighting for his B613 missions.

In the series Scavenger Hunt we take your cries for help (via email) and try our best to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. We like a good hunt.

Hi,
I saw you did a Critical Decor piece on Scandal, Olivia Pope’s home decor. I saw a fixture in Jake Ballard’s apartment on Scandal that I want. Any ideas where I can find a similar fixture

Chicago Magazine Classifieds Curator — Judy Maxwell Home

Chicago Magazine Classifieds Curator — Judy Maxwell Home

Photo: Facebook.com/JudyMaxwellHome

Judy Maxwell Home, a storefront in Chicago, will be curating the Chicago Magazine Classifieds homepage for the following few weeks and we couldn’t be more excited! The store was founded in 2011 and refers to itself as an Urban General Store because, as its owner says, “It’s generally pretty good.” After its recent move to the Old Town neighborhood, there is even more space to house the unusual odds and ends sure to bring a smile to your face. From amusements to silly, to beautiful and practical—Judy Maxwell Home doesn’t disappoint

The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week

The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week

Make your Vintage Eddy Lamp dance, ya’ll! Photo: Krrb.com/CocoonCircus

Krrb is a great place to find everything and anything secondhand, handmade and vintage. We can only imagine how these finds ended up on the classifieds in the first place. Whether or not you were looking for these unusual listings, The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week are for sale, each in need of a new home.

This week we’ve rounded up creepy coffins and people-shaped lamps among the most random finds on Krrb Check it out

Q&A with All Star Seller — Lyssa Balick from Off Main

Q&A with All Star Seller — Lyssa Balick from Off Main

As we focus on becoming better local sellers, our top independent sellers share their tips and tricks of the trade. Hats off to our All Star Sellers! First up in this series is Lyssa Balick from Off Main, a Mid-Century Modern seller in the greater Baltimore area. Lyssa has shared her knowledge of being a professional reseller in the past as she moved her business into a studio.

Hi Lyssa! How long have you been selling? And how did you get started?
July 29th will be two years Off Main is officially a business. But my husband and I have always loved to buy things for our own home and resell on Craigslist. This is an extension of what we’ve been doing for a while

Apartment Therapy Classifieds Curator — Stephanie Mark of The Coveteur

Apartment Therapy Classifieds Curator — Stephanie Mark of The Coveteur

Krrb is excited to continue our local tastemakers feature with our partner site, Apartment Therapy Classifieds. We’re featuring tastemakers and their favorite vintage and secondhand finds from the Apartment Therapy classifieds. Our latest guest curator is Stephanie Mark of The Coveteur.

Over the course of the next two weeks Stephanie Mark, co-founder and marketplace director of The Coveteur, an online magazine known for spotlighting the homes and closets of cultural tastemakers, will be curating the Apartment Therapy Classifieds with her personal picks. With her keen eye and knack for forward-thinking and creative solutions—Stephanie is someone we definitely want to take some styling advice from

10 DIYers Changing the World

10 DIYers Changing the World

Photo: Tampa Tribune

It seems a little contrary to give out DIY awards. The DIY movement is about celebrating what you do best and helping others to find that same joy. So may we present a list that is not a “Top Ten” but rather a “Significant Ten” to inspire you in your own DIY projects. These folks are helping to change the world by making it simpler one project at a time. Enjoy

DIY — How to Add New Hardware on Vintage Furniture

DIY — How to Add New Hardware on Vintage Furniture

If you’ve ever inherited a beautiful piece of furniture or even scored a diamond in the rough on the side of the road or at an antique shop, you know how exciting it can be to consider the possibilities. For one thing, you have the opportunity to update it to suit your style and breathe new life into it with, more often than not, very little effort.

Many times, all you need is a fresh coat of paint and new hardware. But what about that prohibiting predicament when you have original hardware holes that make retrofitting modern hardware all but impossible? Take my hand-me-down bedroom furniture below, for example

The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week

The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week

The inner workings of someone else’s chest should start up some conversations! Photo: Krrb.com/CocoonCircus

Krrb is a great place to find everything and anything secondhand, handmade and vintage. We can only imagine how these finds ended up on the classifieds in the first place. Whether or not you were looking for these unusual listings, The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week are for sale, each in need of a new home.

From cartoonish chip bowls to rather frightening lighting, we’ve got it covered

I Want This — Future Spa Pinball Machine

When I saw this listing, I was immediately transported back to my childhood visits to the arcade, with its flashing lights, electronic noises and quarter machines. I remember the tiny silver pinball bouncing around, hoping to beat that high score. What a cool, colorful, and unique addition to any apartment! It’s both a statement decoration and a source of endless entertainment. And an absolute steal of a price—some machines go for $10,000 and up! This Future Spa machine features flippers, bumpers, slingshots, spinning targets with all the bells and whistles you would expect from an awesome pinball machine. Impress your friends and relive childhood memories—especially if you loved arcades—like I did. And the best part: you can play until you have the high score without running out of quarters! Start clearing some room in your apartment for this find, guaranteed to bring the ‘wow’ factor.

You can snag this Pinball Machine from cathjig76′s Krrb corner in Westwood, NJ. $1250 or best offer.

Reclaimed Home Brings Their Do-It-Yourself Energy to the Salvage Yard

Reclaimed Home Brings Their Do It Yourself Energy to the Salvage Yard

Upon entering the Crown Heights storefront of Reclaimed Home, I was greeted by owners Phyllis Bobb and Emilia DeVitis along with an abundance of salvaged vintage pieces that had me wishing I was in need of a bold piece of furniture! The cheerful pair have been friends for almost 30 years and have just recently started this new venture together. The combination of their DIY skills and passion explains the high quality of their work—even gaining them praise from the New York Times. The duo are currently working out of their reclaimed and salvage studio right near the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens while also offering a variety of interior design and furnishing services to homeowners and businesses. Check out what these ladies had to say below and be sure to swing by their shop in person

Apartment Therapy Classifieds Curator — Anne Sage of The City Sage

Apartment Therapy Classifieds Curator — Anne Sage of The City Sage

Photo credit: The Why We Love Photography

Krrb is excited to continue our local tastemakers feature with our partner site, Apartment Therapy Classifieds. We’re featuring tastemakers and their favorite vintage and secondhand finds from the Apartment Therapy classifieds. Our latest guest curator is Anne Sage.

For the next two weeks, Anne Sage, founder of a blog that we here at Krrb are very fond of, The City Sage will be sharing her picks from the Apartment Therapy Classifieds. Based in Los Angeles, blogger Anne is very busy at work on an interiors book to be published in 2015 by Chronicle Books. As if writing a book isn’t enough to take up all of her time, Anne is also a lifestyle writer

How to Rewire a Vintage Lamp

How to Rewire a Vintage Lamp

Photo: rodneysmith.com

Vintage lamps have all the aesthetics, but sometimes lack updated wiring to make it an efficient light source. Not to fear, rewiring a retro light is a great project for any DIY beginner. Study up on the diagrams and steps below before updating your next secondhand find

Get Energized — 5 Natural Ways to Boost Your Energy

Get Energized —  5 Natural Ways to Boost Your Energy

Photo: splendidtable.org

As a person who more often chooses to sleep in than not, I’ve learned lots of tricks to help me out of bed and ready to start the day. Over the years, I’ve found that the right scents, sounds or tastes can transform a mood. Catering to these specific senses can put you in a whole different mindset within seconds and usually provide you with a boost of energy you need when sleep isn’t an option. Read on for the most energizing scents, sounds and tastes to revitalize you on your never-ending days

Back to top

More from the blog