Chairish + Stools for Sale + $250 Sweepstakes

March 19, 2014

red stools

Image and text by Gabrielle. This post is sponsored by the new app, Chairish. Buy, Sell, Adore.

Imagine a super cool tag sale that you can organize, set up and close out from your phone. A tag sale that only has really good stuff. That’s how I think of the app Chairish. I’m super into it! First, because it’s crazy easy to use — way faster than putting a listing on Craig’s List. Second, because as we continue to work on the treehouse, we keep needing to sell stuff — so Chairish is truly filling a need for me right this minute. And third, because I think the name is so clever!

The key that makes the app so great, is that the listings are curated. Meaning, users can’t list any old thing. No links to depressing furniture from moldy estate sale to sort through. Just high quality items that fit an up-to-date aesthetic. Another thing that makes it so great is the “make an offer” option. See something you love that’s out of budget? No problem. The listed price is just a suggestion. Click make an offer, and the seller can choose to accept it, decline it, or even counter the offer with their own!

To show you how easy the app is to use, I listed a set of 2 red stools for sale. If you’re local, you can pick them up today! They are the super popular, super sturdy Tolix-style stools in the perfect shade of red. They are bar height (30 inches) and have only been used for for a few months. I adore them! Alas, once we got them home, I could see they weren’t quite right for the space. A little too high. So they’ve been placeholders while I kept hunting. But new stools have been found (I’ll share them another day), and now it’s time to sell the red ones.

Chairish Screengrab 2

So, I quickly snapped a few photos with my phone and uploaded them to Chairish, with a short description and measurements too (that’s a screenshot of my listing above). Then, Chairish did the rest! For the lead photo, the team at Chairish whites out the background, so it looks like a clean, professional product shot. I think it makes browsing on Chairish so much more pleasant! Also, I find it’s a thousand times easier for me to form an objective opinion about an item when it’s not in front of a background.

Since Spring is on its way, I’m guessing many of you are also clearing out furnishings, and seeking new pieces to refresh your rooms. If so, I’d highly recommend giving Chairish a spin. Try it for selling, but don’t forget, it’s for buying as well! And there are some really good finds available — furniture, mirrors, throw pillows, artwork — with new items added every day. In fact, here are some of the items on Chairish that I’ve added to my possibilities list:

Chairish Product Collage Spring 2014

1) This Mid-century Cabinet with pretty details.
2) A super cool Orbit Chandelier.
3) I have no idea what I would do with them, but I think I need these brass Trojan Horse Heads. Or perhaps this Brass Dolphin.
4) Someone needs to grab this gorgeous Sewing Table.
5) The happiest sunny Yellow Dresser.
6) An Arc de Triomphe Painting I’ve fallen in love with.
7)  Teak Nesting Tables — I could use these in a dozen places.

Need even more temptation to give it a try? You got it. Go here to enter the Design Mom + Chairish Sweepstakes! You could win $250 to shop at Chairish!! The contest starts today, March 19th, and ends April 7th. I hope you win.

What do you think? Do you get a kick out of selling your stuff (my dad LOVED this sort of thing!), or maybe hunting down treasures? If you give Chairish a try, I hope you’ll let us know how it goes for you! And hey, if you need a pair of red stools, I’ve got a great lead for you. : ) Feel free to make an offer!

P.S. — If you’re reading this from your phone, here’s a link directly to the Chairish app that will work better for you.

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Robin March 19, 2014 at 11:27 am

Cool, I just downloaded it and made an account… question is are these just local pick ups only? Do I have to find stuff listed local to me? Is that a feature? I don’t live in California like many of these seem to be, but not such as small town either.

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2 Design Mom March 19, 2014 at 12:21 pm

You can live anywhere! Another bonus about working with Chairish is that they help arrange for shipping.

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3 Robin March 19, 2014 at 11:27 am

ps. that link to the giveaway isn’t working.

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4 Design Mom March 19, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Thanks for the heads up, I’ll go fix the link.

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5 Marlena March 19, 2014 at 12:17 pm

Great orbit chandelier!

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6 Eva March 19, 2014 at 12:49 pm

I’ve heard of the app and love the idea!

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7 Laura March 19, 2014 at 4:17 pm

This is the first I’ve heard of Chairish, and I’m already in love! Thanks!

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8 Design Mom March 19, 2014 at 8:22 pm

It’s so dang useable, I find it fairly addictive. : )

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9 Robert March 20, 2014 at 1:37 am

It’s good idea, I will download the app and try it.

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10 Monica Lee March 20, 2014 at 6:42 am

Hello Gabrielle! This is so interesting-I live in the Boston area and am about to unload a SOLID MAHOGANY 1940′s bedroom set on Craigs list that my husband thinks nobody will want! He is a big Craig’s lister, and he says we will have to list it for “Free.” I keep saying, but it is solid mahogany!! @ dressers, 2 twins bed and a night stand. New England just is over loaded with antiques. We should swap U-hauls. Those stools would be cute in my kitchen! Passing this post to a Mid-century modern dealer friend of mine. She scours the country side every weekend!

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11 Carla March 20, 2014 at 7:53 am

Sounds interesting, I wonder if they ship to Canada. The name and your listing made me think it was just for chairs lol.

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12 Noemie March 20, 2014 at 9:35 am

The app sounds great!
But I am a little annoyed by the Tolix-like chairs… Tolix is a French brand, pretty small, that cannot afford a patent for their chairs, Unfortunately, all the Tolix-like stuff (pretty cheap compared to the real deal, I know) is simply counterfeit… I wish the app could support the real brand!

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13 Design Mom March 20, 2014 at 11:25 am

It’s not the app that’s featuring the knock offs, it’s me! So feel free to direct your annoyance my way. : )

I don’t know much about the Tolix brand, except that it’s French. I have seen knockoffs everywhere — even Target — and concluded that the Tolix patent must have expired. But apparently I guessed wrong.

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14 Noemie March 21, 2014 at 5:04 am

Hi Gabrielle,
Here are some links where you´ll find more info about the brand, if you´re curious (in French though, but hopefully you´ll get most of it):
http://crise.blog.lemonde.fr/2012/11/05/made-in-france-1-tolix-une-petite-chaise-francaise-a-la-conquete-du-monde/
http://vimeo.com/52698304
Best

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15 Design Mom March 21, 2014 at 9:58 am

Thanks, Noemie!

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16 rose | rockrosewine March 25, 2014 at 5:06 am

This was a lovely article about Tolix which I REALLY support because it’s still family operated and made in France. But like Gabrielle mentions, I think the issue is more that the patent has expired since the original design dates from the 30s. They mention in the article that they don’t have the money to attack makers of cheap reproductions in China, but even if they did I don’t think there is a lot they could do with the furniture patent laws being the way they are. The knock-offs are legal and I admit I’ve bought my share :-(

Great app. I wanna win!!

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17 Katie Harding March 20, 2014 at 10:57 am

What a brilliant app! I’ve never heard of it but I plan on taking full advantage of it, how fun! Thanks for sharing.

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18 Traci March 23, 2014 at 11:23 am

I love those stools, I hope they got a good home!

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