Sam Ferguson Brings Rare and Unusual Vintage Finds to Brooklyn

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Sam Ferguson hams for the camera while hiking. Photo: facebook.com

One of the great things about Krrb is that we bring together a community of all different types of buyers and sellers. This week we got to talk to Sam Ferguson about his hobby turned business venture! And he has no plans to slow down, picking up Knoll Saarinen designer pieces and unusual taxidermy here and there. With one look of the items for sale by Sam, you can tell he has a great eye when it comes to scavenging. Keep reading to find out where he goes locally

Top 5 Goodwill Finds You Can Repurpose

Add these Goodwill staples to your shopping list. Photo: Beneaththemagnolias.com

Add these Goodwill staples to your shopping list. Photo: Beneaththemagnolias.com

Ask anyone who has ever been thrifting and they will tell you that leaving with a cool find is two parts ingenuity and one part luck. Think about all of the items with unlimited potential lurking at your local Goodwill store. So we ask you what are you waiting for? It’s time to get your DIY on and repurpose your untapped creativity. If you don’t know where to begin, check out our list of 5 easy up-cycling projects you can get started on today

The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week

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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, oh man, this week is so much better than the last. You’ve never seen anything like it

Instagram Takeover — Cindy of Chic and Cheap NYC

Instagram Takeover —  Cindy of Chic and Cheap NYC

For some, repurposing is a hobby. For Cindy of the Chic and Cheap NYC blog, reworking fashion and curbside finds is a lifestyle. Her own home is decorated with both curbside finds and Krrb finds like a Moroccan rug and mirrored dresser It’s why Cindy is taking over the Krrb Instagram this weekend with tips and even a tutorial on repurposing

Repurpose This! 20 Things You Can Make into a Coffee Table

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Photo: iondesignfurniture.com

Stuff is cool but stuff that used to be other stuff is even cooler! We’re not sure why repurposing objects are so impressive. Maybe it gives you a way to showcase the many creative ways your brain sees the world. Maybe it’s the way to see the potential in each and every object to be more than what it appears. Whatever the reason, we’re excited to bring you this random assortment of objects you can repurpose as a coffee table

In Search Of — Wheels Under $500

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Photo: Wikipedia.com

Welcome to the series “In Search Of”, where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today, it’s all about the invention that started it all rolling, the wheel! And since we know you’re all on a budget (except for you, Peg!) we’ve kept it to $500 and under

The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week

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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.

We’ve got lamps like you’ve never seen! We got chairs you won’t believe! We got it all this week

Repurpose — Turn a Cabinet Door into a Serving Tray

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As a part of our recent kitchen remodel, we removed our existing white laminate cabinets and relocated them to our garage. Unfortunately, most of the cabinet doors were so damaged during the demolition that we had to toss them. Word to the wise: Don’t leave your husband alone with a sledgehammer on demo day! However, we managed to salvage this lone little gem and I thought: “Wouldn’t this cabinet door be perfect for a DIY serving tray?

Krrb Curator — TV Host and DIY Master Tanya Memme

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Photo: Tanyamemme.com

Does the name Tanya Memme ring a bell? As the host of the Emmy-nominated shows Sell This House, Sell This House Extreme and Move This House on A&E for 13 seasons (yes, you read that correctly!), it’s hard not to recognize her. You can currently catch her on Hallmark Channel’s lifestyle show, Home and Family. Tanya can DIY just about anything—her creativity, passion and skills are all factors that make her the savvy repurposer that she is

Back to School — First Day of School Photos Mark Yearly Growth

Krrb CEO George Eid on the school bus at age 10.

Krrb Founder and CEO George Eid on the school bus at age 10.

For most, a better measurement of time than the calendar year is the academic year. The repetition of the first day of school becomes a benchmark of growth. Every year, the backpack—a little heavier—fits a little better

In Search Of — Pendant Lamps Under $2,000

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Photo: Fruni.com

Welcome to the “In Search Of” series where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now!

Today, it’s all about pendant lamps. Do you really hate overhead light when it’s wrapped in such a pretty bow? And since we know you’re all on a budget (except for you, Maya!) we’ve kept it to $2,000 and under

The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week

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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.

Your weekly dose of weird: slot cars, bass guitars, and shining stars

School Lunch — Eco-friendly Lunch Options to Brown Bag Your Meal

School Lunch — Eco-friendly Lunch Options to Brown Bag Your Meal

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Do you have fond memories of eating lunch at the cafeteria table? Whether you pined for the square pizza or avoided “Sloppy Joe Wednesday” at all costs, school lunch has evolved a lot since the PB&J standard. We’ve rounded up some great lunch options to keep your kid at the cool table. We’ve also banned the wasteful single use brown bag so this selection is eco-friendly and reusable. School’s about to start so let’s get to it

The 5 Strangest Listings on Krrb This Week

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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.

Grab ’em while they’re hot folks. We got some cool cats, some fresh owls, and a whole lot more

Local Finds — Bright Lyons of Boerum Hill, Brooklyn

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When you walk into Bright Lyons on Brooklyn’s Atlantic Avenue, you are immediately inundated with color. Beautiful and bold Mid-Century Modern furniture that mixes surprisingly seamlessly with contemporary paintings, sculptures and fabrics.

From the paintings in the front windows to the design books on the bookshelves, everything in the store is a unique, one-of-a-kind gem. Owner Paul Bright only showcases American Mid-Century pieces from Knoll and George Nelson, so you can be sure that you’re getting only the most high-quality, designer picks. This place sure is bright

I Want This — Vintage Gossip Chair

I’ve become an adult who often falls asleep reading my phone in bed. When I wake up, I usually check my emails and social feeds before getting up. It’s a sad state of affairs which is why I’m particular drawn to this vintage gossip chair. Something about a specific seat and place to take your calls and socialize sounds really appealing to me. Limiting my phone usage to one piece of furniture isn’t practical but it might curb my habit of being constantly plugged in.

Listed for $329 in Hellene’s Krrb corner, this vintage telephone gossip chair would look so chic by the front door. I might just take my calls there.

Help Us Host a Kids Book Swap in Your Town!

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Krrb held it’s first Kids Book Swap yesterday with the help of A Child Grows in Brooklyn. Kids were invited to swap their used books and educational toys. Parents and children arrived with stacks of gently worn books and toys to exchange. For kids who often outgrow and tire of their books and toys, trading is a great way to update their selection on a budget.

This event is just the start—help us host a Krrb’s Kids Book Swap in your neighborhood! We’ll provide direction, fun bookmarks and signage and help promote your event. Email us at hello@krrb.com to get started

Take the Krrb Seller Challenge, Get 25 Bucks if We Fail!

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This November Krrb Classifieds turns four—and how our baby’s growing up! From a fledgling start-up to a network powering the classifieds for Apartment Therapy, Chicago Magazine and the newly launched Cheap Art Classifieds, we’ve grown beyond our wildest dreams (ok, so our dreams are a bit wilder).

Today nearly a million dollars worth of merchandise is sold each month and over 46% of all listings published to the Krrb network sell within 30 days—many of which are sold within hours of publishing. These numbers are growing month over month and our team is working hard every day to make Krrb the most effective place to sell locally.

We’re so confident that you’ll sell through our classifieds network, we’ve decided to create The Krrb Seller Challenge. List (5) items to Krrb (or any of our partner sites) and if none of them sell within 30 days, we’ll pay you $25 cash

In Search Of — Robots Under $500

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Photo: vagabondish.com

Welcome to the “In Search Of” series where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now!

Today, it’s all about Robots! Domo Arigoto, Mr. Roboto! And since we know you’re all on a budget (except for you, Becky!) we’ve kept it to $500 and under

8 Ways to Streamline Your Morning Routine

8 Ways to Streamline Your Morning Routine

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Mornings can be the worst. Ultimately made more stressful with the addition on late nights, tight schedules, and unexpected delays. So what do you do to face the early morning rush? You strategize! Sure, planning for the day or even week ahead means more work upfront. But trust us, it’s worth it if you don’t have to sacrifice that extra hour of sleep when you need it the most. Read on for our eight hacks on how to get out the door with everyone (and everything) in tow while still managing to cut back on the morning stress