An Update on Cincinnati’s Bargains & Buyouts

Today’s post is for my local Cincinnati/Tri-State people! Or maybe you get so excited about this place, you’ll decide it’s worth the drive. :)

It’s been over a year since I shared the Cincinnati bargain furniture warehouse—Bargains & Buyouts—as the ultimate deal source for everything home. A lot has happened since that post. So many of you have gone there and scored major deals. Word has spread (of which I was only a minor contributor) and it’s become an attraction for people traveling to the area. The place itself has gone through major changes. It went from 1 location, to 2 locations back to 1 location, but in a different place. The owners have not been great about communicating its new whereabouts and location changes, but I’ve figured it all out and I have an unofficial update for you.

Welcome to the new Bargains & Buyouts.

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And it’s HUGE (this shot is only half of the store).
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The ONE and only address is:
5150 Glencrossing Way
Cincinnati, Ohio 45238

Hours of operation:
Monday – Saturday 10 am – 8 pm EST
Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm EST

Credit cards and cash are welcome forms of payment

Bargaining is also welcome, but I didn’t perceive it to be as good as before. You’ll have much better luck on getting a negotiated price if you bundle multiple items together.

The store now is much more shoppable—they are aisles for walking, most everything is priced and there are somewhat clear “departments.” You can expect to find here your basic home furnishing needs: bedframes, headboards, bedroom sets, sofas, lighting, accent chairs, ottomans, coffee tables, rugs, outdoor furniture and more.

Now, I will say (as far as I can tell) that the prices are a little higher. I’m guessing their overhead as increased significantly (nicer store, lots more employees) but yes, you will still get amazing deals on quality pieces here. I went about a week ago and thought I would share some of the highlights.

These campaign-ish x-side tables were $50 each at the time. These also came in other colors.

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Tabouret-style dining stools and chairs were just $15 a piece.

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This bentwood chair was $99. If there was a pair, they would have come home with me.

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So, SO many round tufted ottomans. Like this one for $149…

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And this one for $250 (although I would have pointed out that the same model in the darker gray was just $150, in hopes for a bargain).

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There are no words for this wood/brass coffee table. NO WORDS. $150.

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Accent chairs as far as the eye can see. These ranged from $150 – $300.

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I was crushing on the color of this settee for $278. I’m convinced camel/cognac tones are the new gray.

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This cage light caught my eye too. I think it was $100.

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Lots and lots of ottomans. I liked this black and white one a lot. A price wasn’t marked but I’m guessing somewhere in the $150 range.

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I loved the shape of these counter stools at $75 each.

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And of course they taunt you with this as soon as you arrive. This is an actual Jonathan Adler sofa (NOT the JCPenney Happy Chic line). Price was $1499, which isn’t too shabby considering the retail price is nearly $5,000. I’m guessing it’s an older version of the Lampert sofa.

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So that’s the new Bargains & Buyouts. With a new house to furnish, you can expect to find me here every weekend. :)

Let me know if you go!

xo,

emily

Introducing… the Wallace House

Hey hey hey! We closed on the new house! We did it! We were just 2 days shy of our original goal of closing in 30 days, so I consider that a win. The night of the closing, we did what any new homeowners do: We walked around and dreamed, ate pizza sitting on the kitchen countertops and just generally freaked out like, “OMG did we seriously just do that?!” We have only moved one thing from our house to the Wallace House so far: our Christmas decorations. As usual, we’ve got our priorities in check.

I have photos for you today of the whole place. This is a 113-year old, 3-story, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath historic home. We’ve been calling it the Wallace House because it’s in a neighborhood called Wallace Woods… the name has stuck. The work on this home has been done by the kick-ass construction team MB Custom Construction. If you’re in the area and need some work done on your home, check ‘em out.

New House First Floor

New House First Floor

New House First Floor

New House First Floor

New House First Floor

New House First Floor

New House First Floor

New House First Floor

New House First Floor

New House First Floor

New House First Floor

New House First Floor

Wallace House

Wallace House

Wallace House

Wallace House

Wallace House

Wallace House

Wallace House

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Wallace House

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Wallace House

Wallace House

PHEW! I’ll share more details when we get moved in and settled. We’re moving a little bit in this weekend (mostly my monstrous basement hoard) and taking the rest slowly. We still want to keep the other house as staged for showings as possible. I think we hope to be fully in and sleeping in this house by early December. I’m already feeling the early pangs of sadness leaving our current home. I love it so much and I love the comfort we feel there. I may or may not be planning a dedication post… lol!

xo,

emily

 

Just Get It Done Already

There’s an opportunity to win $10,000 from BLACK+DECKER at the bottom of this post! This project is largely inspired by them and their new “Your Big Finish” campaign. This movement celebrates getting those little projects out of the way. It was exactly the motivation and inspiration I needed (that, plus a house on the market!) to get started. Head to the bottom of the post for more details on the prize!

I think we all have that list of house projects that just bother us until we can’t put them off any longer. It’s usually really boring stuff like painting baseboards, or fixing a light socket, or touching up some paint here and there. Or it’s bigger stuff like finally changing that wall color you’ve always been iffy about, or changing out the color of your doorknobs. I don’t know about you, but these are the things I tend to ignore for years. YEARS!

With the house on the market, there was one project I finally had to tackle. Fix the damaged laminate floors in the laundry room. I put the photo of the damage (see the puffed up laminate?) in black and white so you could see it better. I promise it’s noticeable in person and it expanded all the way to the other side of the laundry room.

The Big Finish: Laundry Room Trim

I think part of the reason it was so easy to ignore is because the water damage was behind the door frame and therefore, never in blog photos. Out of sight, out of mind! I’m terrible…

Laundry Room Revisited

But apparently a messy laundry basket is ok? Ha. Anyways, it felt so good to pull out the damaged sections.

The Big Finish: Laundry Room Trim

My parents were in town and my dad brought his saw. Have I mentioned we don’t own an electric saw? That will change in the new house. We will have room! Ok back to it… we were able to patch in new laminate boards somewhat easily.

We didn’t want to spend any money on the project so we re-used as much trim as we could. After prying and re-nailing it was very beat up but we knew that could all be fixed by caulk and wood filler.

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See? All better now.

The Big Finish: Laundry Room Trim

The funny thing about these types of projects is that they are so hard to start, but once I finally do get around to it, I suddenly become the most ambitious person on the planet. This is when I decided to paint all the trim! Paint all the windowsills! Touch up everything! It’s not exactly what I had planned to do, but it’s hard to not love the results.

The Big Finish: Laundry Room Trim

The Big Finish: Laundry Room Trim

Now it’s your turn to show off a completed project you had been putting off. Do it. I promise— marking it off the list will feel so good. As for motivation, $10,000 sounds pretty good. Heck, even a free drill would be enough to get me going!

For this “Your Big Finish” campaign, there are Weekly Prizes, at approximately $439.91 per prize, and one Grand Prize of $10,000. The Weekly Prizes include one of each of the following:

BLACK+DECKER prize package comprised of one (1) of each of the following:
• BDCDE120C 20V MAX* Lithium Drill/Driver with AutoSense™
• BDEMS600 Mouse Sander
• BDCS40BI 4V MAX* Lithium Pivot Screwdriver
• BDCDCMT120 Matrix 20V MAX* Lithium Drill/Driver
• LCS1020 20V MAX* Chainsaw
• BDCMTRS Matrix Reciprocating Saw Attachment
• BDCMTI Matrix Impact Driver Attachment

To enter, visit the Your Big Finish campaign landing page, and enter your First Name, Last Initial, Email, City, State, Phone and upload a photo of yourself and your completed project. The contest ends December 28th, 2014.

xo,

emily

p/s: Thanks to BLACK+DECKER for sponsoring this “Your Big Finish” project!