Sales & Hot Items

Midweek Flash Sale: 25% off Carpet

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in Antiques & Vintage, Billboard, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, general, News, Sales | 0 comments

This Wednesday & Thursday,

June 28th & 29th, 2017

Take 25% off carpet and rugs

Carpet suppliers sometimes offer us very nice surplus carpet.  We haven’t been able to accept much because it comes in rolls that are hundreds of feet long, and we just weren’t able to handle it.  However… thanks to all the wonderful Forklift Fans who shop and donate with us, we finally raised enough funds to buy a carpet-cutting machine!  We set it up in our processing warehouse, and have been busy cutting beautiful carpet into sizes that are useful in homes.

To celebrate, we’re having a carpet sale!.  Take 25% off the marked prices on carpet and rugs, including bargain rolls priced at $10 AND surplus wool carpet rolls.

Some exclusions apply.  Items with missing or damaged tags will not be sold.  This sale does NOT include carpet with missing or damaged price tags, select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, items listed online, tile or other types of flooring. May not be combined with other sales.

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Before & After: cheap chair projects

Posted by on Jun 24, 2017 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Green Living, Ideas for Reuse, Ideas for Reuse & Repurposing, Sales | 0 comments

Thinking about checking out our furniture and carpet sale this weekend (June 24 & 25)? Pick up chairs at a bargain, and use paint to transform them into a bohemian or farmhouse style!

(Oops paint is $5 a gallon, and chairs start at just $2.50 during the sale!)

Top photo is from the Community Forklift Warehouse, and the bottom photo is from Decor8blog.com

Here are more chair projects to inspire you:

Turn the back of a chair into a scarf rack (from EveofReduction.com)

Create colorful hanging planters to brighten up a fence (from Jen Bowles Design)

 

In addition to sweet old wood chairs, we get a lot of metal and plastic chairs.  But never fear – they have upcycling potential, too!

Give new life to a tired desk chair (from SugarBeeCrafts.com)

If you find a sturdy, comfy chair but the leather (or pleather) upholstery is discolored, try this trick! (from CookingWithRuthie.com)

With silver spray paint and wooden slats, Maria Ahlbrandt turned dusty black chairs into a sleek modern bench.

 

 

Weekend Flash Sale: Furniture & Carpet

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, general, Sales | 0 comments

This Saturday & Sunday,

June 24th & 25th, 2017

Take 50% OFF FURNITURE

& 25% OFF CARPET ROLLS

Chairs and desks and wool carpet, oh my!

Here are the details:

Take 5o% off furniture with orange & blue tags.  This includes modern AND vintage dining tables, chairs, bookshelves, stereo cabinets. entertainment centers, dressers, night stands, bed frames and head boards, file cabinets, and desks!

Take 25% off rolls of carpet, including bargain rolls priced at $10 AND beautiful surplus wool carpet rolls.

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

A few cabinets can become something very cool…

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Blog, Flash Sale, Green Living, Ideas for Reuse, Ideas for Reuse & Repurposing, Sales | 0 comments

One day left for the Cabinet Flash Sale

This Thursday, June 22nd, take

40% off cabinets priced at $1,200 or less

Sale includes cabinet sets and individual cabinets, as well as cabinet doors and drawers.  This sale does not include select specialty items, items with missing or damaged price tags, living room furniture pieces, vanity & sink sets, medicine cabinets, work benches or tool stands, items from our consignment vendors or items listed online. This sale may not be combined with other offers.

We’ve got a nice selection of cabinet sets right now, so it’s a great time to upgrade your kitchen or  add storage in a garage, laundry room, bathroom, or mudroom.  Or…

Try an upcycling project!  

Individual cabinets start at just $3 each during the sale.  Turn cabinet doors into craft supply storage, an upper cabinet into a window seat, a cabinet box into colorful storage, or a base cabinet into a beautiful cooler:

 

Photo Sources:

Top left- Meridian Road Blog; Top right- Apartment Therapy; Bottom left- DIY MJ on Pinterest; Bottom right- The Douangphila Blog

Midweek Flash Sale: Cabinets!

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

This Wednesday & Thursday,

June 21 & 22, 2017

take 40% off cabinets priced at $1,200 or less

Sale includes cabinet sets and individual cabinets, as well as cabinet doors and drawers.  This sale does not include select specialty items, items with missing or damaged price tags, living room furniture 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.

 

Maybe 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.

Weekend Sale: Power & Hand Tools!

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, general, Sales | 0 comments

Tool Sale

40% off  Modern & Vintage Tools

Saturday & Sunday, June 17th & 18th, 2017

This sale includes blue-tag and orange-tag tools, including modern and vintage tools.

Flash sale does NOT include appliances; HVAC, plumbing, hardware, or electrical parts; select specialty items; items with missing or damaged price tags; items sold online; or items from our consignment partners (Tanglewood Works, Treincarnation, Salvage Arts, Alco Appliances and Amazon Paint). May not be combined with other sales.

Make sure to keep your receipt in case your power tool is not working properly!  Although most items in our warehouse are sold as-is,  you may return power tools within 3 weeks of purchase for any reason if you have your receipt.

Please Note:  Some exclusions apply.  Flash sales and freebies do not include select specialty items, consignment items, or items sold online. Items with missing or damaged tags will not be sold.

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Need a Father’s Day present?  

While you’re here shopping for tools, pick up a present for dad, too.  We’ve got gift cards,

Forklift t-shirts,

and nifty items for guys who like antiques (like this vintage shaving kit!)

 

 

 

 

 

Midweek Flash Sale – Lighting and Tables!

Posted by on Jun 13, 2017 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

This Wednesday and Thursday, June 14-15, 2017, we have a big FLASH SALE for you!

Modern and vintage lighting is 50% off.

This includes ceiling fans, shades & bulbs with BLUE and ORANGE tags.  Sale includes 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, white-tag items from our Salvage Arts consignment partner, items listed online, or items with missing or damaged price tags.

ALSO

Tables priced at $50 and under are 75% off! (Yes, you read that right!)

This includes coffee tables, sofa tables, side tables and dining tables. Sale does not include select specialty items, items from our Salvage Arts consignment partner, items listed online, or items with missing or damaged price tags.

Beautiful chalk painted table from One Artsy Momma.

Check out this blog post to see how a little elbow grease can turn a tired old table into a work of art!

 

 

What’s in the warehouse this week

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in Blog, general, Things for Sale | 0 comments

Hi Forklift Fans!  We know it’s hot, but you’ll want to grab your reusable water bottle and come over to the ‘Lift anyhow.  We’ve had some great donations recently, and wanted to share a sampling to try to tempt you into visiting…

Carpet Rolls

We have wide selection right now.  There are still a few of the bargain rolls that came from an event planning company. They are all approximately 10′ to 12′ square, were only used for a few days at a trade show, and are just $10 each.

We also have thicker carpet in a variety of sizes and colors, including surplus carpet, and wool carpet leftover from a remodel at a high-end hotel.  Price varies based on size and quality.

Kitchen Cabinets

We have tons of cabinet sets at the moment, and more expected to arrive this week.  It’s a wider selection than usual, so if you’re planning a kitchen remodel, now is a good time to visit! Remember, you can store cabinets after you buy them – you have 7 days after purchase to rent a truck or round up friends to help you load.

Air Conditioners

With the temperatures going up, we’ve been getting a lot of calls about air conditioners.  We do have some window units right now, but they’re flying out the door very quickly!  Most are priced between $50 and $95 depending on size and age.  We’ve tested them, but if you have any issues, they can be returned within 3 weeks with receipt.

Room Dividers

We still have some of these beautiful room dividers – perfect for an efficiency or loft apartment!  Including the supports, these panels measure 52″ wide and 8′ tall. The support mounts can be adjusted a bit to attach to different ceiling heights, though your ceiling must be at least 93″ high. They are $295 each.

Weekend Flash Sale – Cabinets!

Posted by on Jun 9, 2017 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

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This weekend, June 10 and 11, 2017, we’re having a cabinet sale!

Take 40% off all sets and single cabinets priced at $2500 or less.

This sale does not include select specialty items, items with missing or damaged price tags, bathroom cabinets or other built-ins, workbenches or tool stands, items from our consignment vendors or items listed online. This sale may not be combined with other offers.

Ruthie showing off cabinet sets

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.

Midweek Flash Sale – Appliances!

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

This Wednesday and Thursday, June 7 – 8, 2017, take 50% off kitchen and laundry appliances.

The sale includes modern AND vintage appliances including washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, stoves, ovens, fridges, and microwaves with blue or orange tags.  We usually have a variety of basic, high-end, and even some commercial appliances.

Please note:  this sale does NOT include water heaters, window air conditioners, other heating and cooling equipment, items listed on eBay or Etsy, appliances from our ALCO consignment partner, select specialty items, or items with missing or damaged price tags. May not be combined with other sales.

Row of Appliances by Lilia - compressed

 

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.