Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Designing a Room: Yard Sale Style

It’s not unusual to see drivers pulling over on the side of the road to look for bargains on someone’s front lawn during summer months in New England. Once a year, we host a sprawling tag sale of our own under huge tents set up in both the Designer Bath and Beverly Depot parking lot. Our friends from Moynihan Lumber, Landry and Arcari, and Lucia Lighting join in the fun. For one day only, showroom items and overstock inventory from all four locations are offered at super low price points. Deals are everywhere!

“After hearing so many good things about it, we decided to check out the 23rd Annual Yard Sale at the Depot in Beverly. What a treat! All four businesses sold exceptional items at incredible prices.” – Linda Hentschel of i-Design Interiors

We have regular yard sale customers who plan their home improvements around this annual event (this year was our 23rd Beverly Yard Sale!) With so much to choose from, the difficult part is deciding what to take home. Some of our seasoned shoppers take the following approach ...

1. Build from the ground up. Find a large inspiration piece and then shop the rest of the sale for bargains to match it.

Floor coverings from Landry and Arcari Oriental Rugs and Carpeting

2. Bring home what you love. Chances are good you will find a special place for it. 

Many took home bling from Lucia Lighting.

3. Give something new a try. At yard sale prices, it’s worth the minimal investment.

Benjamin Moore paint samples were 5 for $1 under the Moynihan Lumber tent.
What a great way to test lots of color swatches at once! 

4. Plan ahead. Is there a room in your home that you would like to tackle? Start with a low priced sale item then shop later for the rest. By saving money at the beginning of the project there is more in the budget later for finishing touches.

(FYI: There is still time to save at Designer Bath: our showroom sale ends Monday, June 24th!)

5. Have fun! Shopping a sale is a lot like a treasure hunt. You never know what you will discover, but you have to pull over to find the real gems.

Thanks goes to everyone who stopped by and made this year’s Beverly Yard Sale a great success! Special appreciation goes to the team from 92.5 The River who provided cool tunes to shop by, plus music giveaways. We hope to see you all again next year for more bargain-hunting-fun under the tents!

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