Sales & Hot Items

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


 

 

 

 

Thinking about improving your bathroom?

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

Now is the time!  We’re having a…

BATHROOM FIXTURE FLASH SALE

August 9th & 10th, 2017

This Wednesday & Thursday, save on modern AND vintage bathroom fixtures.

BATHROOM SINKS, VANITIES, TOILETS, TUBS, MEDICINE CABINETS, & ACCESSORIES ARE HALF OFF!

Take 50% off blue-tag and orange-tag bathroom fixtures during the flash sale.  Sale does not include tile, shower doors and shower pans, faucets, plumbing parts or hardware, select specialty items, “clouches” (clawfoot tub couches), kitchen or living room items, other types of cabinetry, or mirrors that are not attached to medicine cabinets.  Flash sales do not include items from our consignment partners or items sold online, and may not be combined with other sales.  Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold.

Remember, we do offer one week of free storage for many items. So come by and see what we’ve got!

Yellow-Clawfoot-Tub-Sarah-Richardson Design

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a clawfoot tub, painted with a pretty color?  Bathroom by Sarah Richardson Designs

Remember, if you can’t make it out to see us, you can also visit our eBay and Etsy stores for some great finds.  Although online items are not included in flash sales, you’ll find some really unusual vintage pieces at great prices.  Proceeds support our work to lift up DC-area communities through reuse.

Here’s Matt showing off a vintage sink set, before packing it up and shipping it off to a happy eBay customer.

 

 

Save 50% on lighting this weekend

Posted by on Aug 5, 2017 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Events, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Forklift First Friday, general, Sales, Workshops | 0 comments

 

This Saturday, August 5th & Sunday, August 6th,

save on lights, shades, & bulbs with BLUE & ORANGE tags.

Modern & Vintage Lighting is Half Off

Sale includes chandeliers, flush-mounted lights, wall sconces, patio lights, lamps, and fluorescent fixtures from every era!  Sale does not include select specialty items, ceiling fans without lights, other light parts or electrical supplies, white-tag items from our Salvage Arts consignment partner, or items listed online.  Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. May not be combined with other sales.

If you’ve been thinking about making a unique upcycled light fixture, now is a great time to pick up supplies!   To get inspired, check out this rustic fixture made from a basic bathroom strip light:

Plus… our August Sale has just begun!

This month, doors are 30% off and radiators are 50% off.  Get all the details here.

 

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 support our work to lift up DC-area communities through reuse.

Mystery Salvage Sale Reveal

Posted by on Aug 4, 2017 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Events, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Forklift First Friday, general, Sales, Workshops | 0 comments

We promised you a salvage sale tonight during our Forklift First Friday pop-up market & party!

Well, here it is:

50% off modern & vintage lighting

Tonight, Friday August 4th, from 6pm – 8pm, save on lights, shades, & bulbs with BLUE and ORANGE tags.

Sale includes chandeliers, flush-mounted lights, wall sconces, patio lights, lamps, and fluorescent fixtures from every era!  Sale does not include select specialty items, ceiling fans without lights, other light parts or electrical supplies, white-tag items from our Salvage Arts consignment partner, or items listed online.  Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. May not be combined with other sales.

 

Plus… our August Sale has just started!

Doors are 30% off and radiators are 50% off – get all the details here.

 

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 support our work to lift up DC-area communities through reuse.

August Sales: Doors & Radiators

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, general, Monthly Sales, Sales | 0 comments

30% off Doors:

Throughout the month of August, take 30% off the orange & blue price tags on interior & exterior doors!

Sale does not include surplus doors or doors in frames, hardware, door trim, select specialty items, items from our consignment vendors, or items sold online.  Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold.  May not be combined with other sales or promotions.

50% off Radiators: 

It’s a good time to improve your heating system, before the cold weather begins! August radiator sale does not include select specialty items, items with missing or damaged price tags, or items from our consignment partners.

Loading:  please note that for insurance reasons, our staff and volunteers are not permitted to load radiators or other objects into customer vehicles.  Therefore, we offer one week of free storage after purchase to give you time to round up friends with muscles, rent a pickup truck, etc.

Returns:  Most items at Community Forklift are sold as-is.  However, radiators may be returned with receipt within 3 weeks of the date of purchase – so hang on to your receipt just in case!