Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thursday Morning Thrifting: Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles

{photos found via uhuru furniture & collectibles}

Good morrow, fellow thrifters! I hope everyone is having a beautiful morning! I'm back with another edition of Thursday Morning Thrifting.

Over the weekend, I went on a hunt for a small collapsible table for my cottage. My first stop was my favorite spot for used furniture in the East Bay, Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles.

I love this place because you never know what you're going to find! They have all types of furniture...antique, modern, shabby chic, they even have some stuff from Ikea. All priced to move!

{Psst. Thrifters Little Tip: You can always haggle the tagged price. The guys who work in the store are very open to negotiations.}

I also love that they take photos of almost all the furniture in their store & post it on their blog. You get an idea of what's it stock before you set a foot into the store. Or even better, spot an ottoman you think you can't live without on the site?? Give them a call & they'll hold it for you.

Another reason to love Uhuru, they have a quick delivery truck & low delivery rates! What more can thrifter ask for??

I must admit the store is a pretty small. They are busting at the seams with their inventory &, at times, it's overwhelming to maneuver the myriad of stacked tables & chairs. Alas, it's a fun treasure hunt.

Also, be aware, the furniture in the store is donated from the community. {Uhuru is a non-profit organization that benefit's the African People's Education & Defense Fund} So be sure you check every nook & cranny before you make your final purchase.

Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles
3742 Grand Ave
(between Bonham Way & Sunnyslope Ave)
Oakland, CA 94610
Neighborhoods: Grand Lake, Lower Hills
(510) 763-3342
**street parking only**

P.S. Attention vintage lovers out there! Gypsy Dust Vintage & Bombshell Baking are hosting {Sweet Fancies} Pop-Up Shop in the Park. Beautiful desserts, handpicked vintage, & artisan-made gifts. Just in time for the holidays. Check out my website for more details!


  1. That is one awesome chair! love to have a Michigan thrift store!

  2. That chair and dresser are great. Love to see a little DIY action on them.

    Katie-Lyn I live in the East Bay for two years and never heard of this place! I hope you put together a city guide soon!

  3. I have to agree with Ana, but I'd definitely but it since I don't have time to go do it myself. Thanks.
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  4. I love the chair but the problem is, I can't find one in the furniture store. I'm glad you shared the picture though.
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  5. I love the desk. Only a small amount of repair is needed to make the piece really shine. I'd add these to some heritage houses and make it stick to an antiquarian theme.

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