Where to look for free furniture?
The obvious place to start is with your own friends and family who are moving, downsizing or decluttering.
Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, Preloved, Gumtree and a host of other websites are dedicated to helping people to sell their items locally.
Why do people give furniture away for free?
They may have inherited it themselves and it wasn’t to their taste, or they’ve owned it for a long time and fallen out of love with it.
Some people just don’t want the hassle of negotiating with potential buyers or making multiple viewing appointments, or they are in a hurry to clear a property before a house sale or a big move.
Use it for it’s Raw Materials
When you don’t spend any money on something, to an extent you might feel less precious about what you do with it.
Turn Inside Furniture into Outdoor Furniture
I used an outdoor spray paint for both my cot to garden bench upcycle project and my spray painted metal chair project.