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September Sale – Lighting!

Posted by on Aug 31, 2017 in Billboard, Blog, Monthly Sales, Sales | 0 comments

September Sale – Lighting!

LIghting

Through the end of September, take 30% off all modern and vintage lighting, including a large variety of chandeliers, flush mounted lights, wall sconces, patio lights, lamps, and fluorescent fixtures!

Sale does not include select specialty items, other light parts or electrical supplies, items from our Salvage Arts consignment partner, online items, or items with missing or damaged price tags.

lighting aisle with man shopping compressed

Windows are half off during the midweek flash sale! Also… do you wanna be on TV?

Posted by on Aug 29, 2017 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Community Happenings, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, general, News, Our Partners, Sales | 0 comments

Windows are half off during the midweek flash sale! Also… do you wanna be on TV?

Hey, Forklift Fans! Are any of you actively working on your home with materials from the Forklift? We would LOVE to include you in a story about building materials reuse on Voice of America.

The reporter is shooting over the next few days, and would like to film you as you work. If you are willing to be part of the story, please contact Alex immediately at Alex(at)CommunityForklift.org.  Send her your name, phone number, location, and a description of what you’re working on this week.  Thanks!

 

Half Off Windows

This Wednesday & Thursday, August 30th & 31st, 2017,

take 50% off salvaged windows & window sashes! 

This includes modern and vintage salvaged windows and window sashes, including windows with wavy glass.

This flash sale does not include surplus windows, select specialty items, window trim, items with missing or damaged price tags, or items from our consignment partner, Salvage Arts.

Remember, if you can’t make it in to see us, visit our eBay and Etsy stores for some great finds.

Weekend Flash Sale – Doors and Mantels!

Posted by on Aug 25, 2017 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Forklift First Friday, general, Green Living, Ideas for Reuse, Ideas for Reuse & Repurposing, Parties at Community Forklift, Sales | 0 comments

Weekend Flash Sale – Doors and Mantels!

THIS WEEKEND, August 26 and 27, 2017, take 

50% off

VINTAGE & MODERN

DOORS & MANTELS

Save on beautiful mantels from every era, as well as every kind of door:  antique wood panel doors, barn/carriage house doors, oversized doors, modern doors, French doors, bifold doors, louvered, storm doors, and screen doors.

Some exclusions apply. Sale does not include other fireplace or HVAC equipment, select specialty items, items with missing or damaged price tags, white tag items, items from our consignment partners, or online items.  May not be combined with other sales. 

Check out our Pinterest page for some great door upcycling ideas like this one from Refresh Restyle:

And take a look at this roundup of DIY headboards made from a vintage mantels on Driven by Decor.

Photo from The Old Painted Cottage

If you can’t make it in to see us, visit our eBay and Etsy stores for some great finds.

Also, remember to mark your calendars:  the last Forkift First Friday of 2017 is coming up next week.  On Sept. 1st, we’ll stay open late for for a pop-up market and party, featuring live music, local artists, craft beer & wine, and fun for all ages.  Hope to see you there!

Did you see the Home Section of the Post?

Posted by on Aug 25, 2017 in Billboard, Blog, Community Giving Programs, Events, Forklift First Friday, Forklifter Profiles, general, News | 0 comments

Did you see the Home Section of the Post?

Check out this article!

The Washington Post published a profile of Community Forklift and our CEO, Nancy J. Meyer in this week’s Home Section.   It’s a great read, and reporter Maia Silber did a nice job conveying the spirit of our operation and Nancy’s passion for the mission.  This kind of publicity is priceless; it will help us continue to grow, create more green jobs, and make more resources available to local communities. To quote Nancy, “We recapture the value of materials, and we recapture the value of people.

It happened thanks to you!

We caught the attention of the Post editor because we won the eBay Charitable Business Award. So, thank you again for  your votes this summer!  We’re excited to see what opportunities will come along as a result of this article.

Already, our phone has been ringing off the hook.  We’re fielding calls from renovators asking us to pick up donations, homeowner searching for parts for old houses, and social workers asking how their clients can apply for our Home Essentials program.  We have a busy fall ahead!

Come celebrate with us

 Nancy and the rest of our staff will be celebrating the big news next week at Forklift First Friday, and we hope you can join us.  Relax to live music from The Iris Bell, sip craft beer or wine, dine on sushi, try an upcycling craft, enjoy a salvage sale, and browse the pop-up market of local art.  We’ve had a great summer season but it’s the last First Friday of the year, so invite your friends and bring your kids and (friendly, leashed) pets!

 

Here it comes…

Posted by on Aug 23, 2017 in Blog, Community Happenings, Events, Flash Sale, Forklift First Friday, general, News, Our Partners, Parties at Community Forklift | 0 comments

Here it comes…

The LAST First Friday of 2017!

Since May, we’ve been staying open late on the first Friday of each month to turn the warehouse into a pop-up market with a mystery sale, live music, local art, a delicious food truck, and craft beer & wine. September 1st will be our final one for the year, so come on out and help us celebrate a successful season!

When:  Friday, September 1st, 6pm-8pm
Where:
Community Forklift – 4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston MD 20781 (5 min. outside NE DC in the Port Towns neighborhood, near Hyattsville)
Who: YOU! And your friends, family, kids, neighbors, coworkers, and (friendly, leashed) dogs.
Cost: Free to attend – But you can support your local artists and businesses by purchasing their wares and tipping the band.

FEATURING:

Live folk music from The Iris Bell

Since 2013, The Iris Bell have crafted a distinctive style of folksy Americana with lush harmonies, a variety of instruments, and a generous helping of barrel-aged American whiskey. The band is a combination of veterans and newcomers to the DC music scene, melding a range of backgrounds, experiences, and influences into original songs that have been performed at farmers markets, festivals, and local clubs.

 

A Mystery Salvage Sale!

We’ll have an extra special 2-hour sale during the event. It’s a secret for now, but we’ll announce the details online when the party begins.

 

Dinner from the Maki Shop Food Truck

“Our Maki hand rolls are inspired by the aesthetics and practicality of Japanese maki-zushi and temaki rolls. They are beautifully presented and incorporate simply prepared fresh ingredients, unique and deliberate combinations of flavors. But that’s not the best part. Rolls are individually packaged to ensure each nori wrapper is kept separate and crisp until the moment they’re ready to be eaten. Just peel, roll & eat! Goodbye, soggy seaweed. This is how a sushi hand roll should taste.”

  

Strolling Magician Matt Neufeld

Enjoy the talents of Matt as he dazzles and amazes with his close-up magic. You won’t believe your eyes!

 

Local art

Delia Mychajluk considers her art “an expression of thoughts and feelings about what I consider the ‘essentials’ of things, i.e., life/death, growth, and the boundaries between the physical/spiritual worlds. Connections between people and animals and people and the world of nature are also explored. Some of my images come directly from dreams. I do not confine myself to a single medium and I create both two and three-dimensional pieces of art.” She’ll be selling oil paintings, polymer clay earrings, mixed media art pieces, and notecards.

 

Denise Marie Painting is a cooperative art business between Denise Marie, who produces oil paintings, photography, prints and note cards and Richard Brown (Riccardo), who produces, wood sculpture, silver, bronze and copper jewelry.

 

Julie Suarez is an oil painter, surface pattern designer and Art Educator, originally from Upstate New York. She’s been commissioned to create oil paintings and home decor for private collectors, and has also created one of a kind surface pattern designs for individuals attending special events. She creates original oil paintings, one of a kind art pieces and surface pattern designs, along with fabric designs on products, home decor, as well as design oil paintings for private collectors. “I also make an effort to use higher quality materials when creating my pieces so that your collection may be enjoyed for years.”

 

Kasse Andrews-Weller, born and raised in rural Georgia in a small town surrounded by Topeka Junction, The Rock, and Po Biddy, has an affinity for the local red clay. “My first experience was on a Sunday family outing, we went to Jugtown Pottery. There I was mesmerized by the potter’s wheel and the shapes that came from a lump of clay. My creativity was ignited. I exhibit nationally and internationally and rely on Community Forklift for supplies and ideas.”

 

Paula Claggett is an oil painter who, from her earliest memory, has had her attention fully claimed by her twin loves of art and reading. “Though the subjects and palettes and brush styles may vary, each painting tells a story. Stories that intrigue me most convey universal themes: Strength. Beauty. Freedom. Culture. My paintings of faces and figures mirror those themes. Some are graphic and grouped, others representational and solitary. All connect me with our diverse humanity, all of whom share life’s dreams and dramas. My landscapes present nature’s own dynamic story of enduring strength, beauty and unbridled freedom. Some landscapes capture close-in spaces while others offer broader vistas.”

 

And a Pop-Up Bar

Town Center Market is back again, bringing an exciting selection of craft beers and wine to the ‘Lift each month!

 

 Can’t make it?

We’re sorry to miss you!  Mark your calendar now for our upcoming fall events

(and please let us know if you’re interested in exhibiting or helping on one of these dates!)

October 21
FunkYard Fall Festival

November 24 & 25
Green Friday & Small Business Saturday

Details to come, so keep an eye on our blog for regular event updates.
You can also shop with us anytime on Ebay and Etsy!

Midweek Flash Sale: 60% off Cabinets

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in Blog, Community Happenings, Events, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Forklift First Friday, general, Sales | 0 comments

Midweek Flash Sale:  60% off Cabinets

This Wednesday & Thursday,
August 23 & 24, 2017

Take 60% off Kitchen Cabinets

In addition to cabinet sets, the sale includes individual cabinets, cabinet doors, and cabinet drawers.  This sale does not include select specialty items, items with missing or damaged price tags, living room furniture pieces, stand-alone pieces, vanity & sink sets, medicine cabinets, workbenches or tool stands, items from our consignment vendors, or items listed online. This sale may not be combined with other offers.

Perhaps you don’t need an entire kitchen set, but just a little extra storage?  Check out this brilliant idea from Forklift Fans Stefanie and Juan Luis (local finalists in the 2016 Reuse Contest).  Their realtor, Eric Broermann, shared the full story on his blog.  The final result was amazing!

 

P.S. – did you know we have a fun event coming up?  On September 1st, we’re staying open late for Forklift First Friday (the last one of the season).  From 6pm – 8pm, enjoy a pop-up market and party featuring music from The Iris Bell, craft beer & wine, local artists, and more!  Bring your friends, your kids, and your (friendly, leashed) pets for a relaxing summer evening.

 

Weekend Cabinet Sale!

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in Blog, Customer Creations, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Forklifter Profiles, Green Living, Ideas for Reuse, Sales | 0 comments

Weekend Cabinet Sale!

This weekend, August 19th & 20th, 2017

Take 40% off kitchen cabinets

We have over 30 kitchen sets in stock right now, so there is a great selection to choose from!  In addition to cabinet sets, the sale includes individual cabinets, cabinet doors, and cabinet drawers.

Whether you want to update your kitchen or take it back in time, we’ve got cabinets to tempt you!

This sale does not include select specialty items, items with missing or damaged price tags, living room furniture pieces, stand-alone pieces, vanity & sink sets, medicine cabinets, workbenches or tool stands, items from our consignment vendors, or items listed online. This sale may not be combined with other offers.

Get inspired by this gorgeous kitchen at RowhouseRefuge.com, built with cabinets from the Forklift.  Like the beautiful countertops?  Those came from our warehouse too – they’re made from Treincarnation boards!

Perhaps you don’t need a cabinet, but you could use some hardware to fix up your existing cabinetry… Remember, we’ve got a lot of hardware and unique items online in our eBay and Etsy stores!  All proceeds support our work to lift up DC-area communities through reuse.

Happy National Thrift Shop Day!

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, general, News, Sales | 0 comments

Happy National Thrift Shop Day!

Does this describe you?  You know all the best spots for bargains, you can sing every word to Macklemore’s song, and  you know which thrift stores hold sales on each day of the week.

Well, it’s your day today…

To celebrate National Thrift Shop Day, we have a big sale going on!

Vintage AND Modern Furniture is HALF OFF

until 6pm today, Thursday August 17th.  You’ll find all the sale details on our blog.

Get in the mood by listening to our catchy Forklift jingle,  then come hunt for bargains!  

 

 

50% off Modern and Vintage Furniture

Posted by on Aug 15, 2017 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

50% off Modern and Vintage Furniture

Midweek Flash Sale:

50% off Furniture

This Wednesday  August 16th and Thursday, August 17th, 2017, take half off the blue and orange tags on dining tables, trunks and chests, desks, chairs, free-standing bookshelves, stereo cabinets. entertainment centers, dressers, night stands, file cabinets, bed frames, headboards, and more.

Some exclusions apply.  Items with missing or damaged tags will not be sold.  This sale does NOT include select specialty items, patio or porch furniture, items from our consignment partners, items listed online, or kitchen or bathroom cabinets or other built-ins. May not be combined with other sales or promotions.

Plus… get $25 or $50 in gift certificates

The warehouse is full of great stuff and we’re short on storage space.  If you need time to arrange for pickup, don’t worry – we still offer 7 days of free storage after you purchase bulky items (except lumber and masonry).  However, it would be great if you don’t need the storage, and can take your purchases right away!

So, here is an incentive for you:  if you spend $75 or more on furniture and you load it up on the spot, we’ll give you a $25 gift certificate.  If you spend $200 or more on furniture and you take it home immediately, we’ll give you a second one for a total of $50 in gift certificates  So hop in a roomy vehicle, and come hunt for bargains!

Can’t make it out to the warehouse this week?

Remember, if you can’t make it out to see us, you can also visit our eBay and Etsy stores for some great finds.  Proceeds from our online sales support our work to lift up DC-area communities through reuse.

Although online items are not included in flash sales, you’ll find some really unusual vintage and designer pieces.

 

Perhaps you don’t need any furniture, but you’d like to fix up what you’ve already got? Remember, we have vintage drawer pulls and lots of other hardware online.

 

 

 

Weekend Flash Sale: Courtyard Clearance!

Posted by on Aug 11, 2017 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, general, Ideas for Reuse, Ideas for Reuse & Repurposing, Monthly Sales, News, Sales | 0 comments

Weekend Flash Sale:  Courtyard Clearance!

Courtyard Clearance

Save 50%

Saturday & Sunday, August 12th & 13th, 2017

This weekend, take 50% off most items stored in our courtyard, including:

  • cast iron sinks,
  • dimensional lumber,
  • granite & marble counters,
  • vintage & clawfoot bathtubs,
  • wrought iron, security doors, window bars & more!

Please Note:  Some exclusions apply. Sale does NOT include bricks, masonry, or items inside the store.  Flash sales do not include select specialty items, consignment items, or items sold online. Items with missing or damaged tags will not be sold.