Mid-week Flash Sale – Thursday!

flash sale clipart

This week, on Thursday October 30th only, we are holding a Midweek Flash Sale!  All VINTAGE ITEMS (blue tags) are 20% off and all BUILDING MATERIALS (orange tags) under $100 are 50% off!

Photo by Peggy Bair

Photo by Peggy Bair

Cannot be combined with other sales. Sale does not apply to select specialty items, items with missing or damaged price tags, or to items from our consignment partners (such as Salvage Arts, Treincarnation, Alco Appliances, or Tanglewood Works) or our new selection of Amazon Paints.

stainless steel sink compressed and lightened

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Just arrived! New Line of Recycled Paints

Amazon paint

 

Greetings, Forklift Fans!

We are thrilled to share a new product that we have just put on our shelves in the past few days – recycled paint from Amazon Environmental, Inc.! Amazon Select latex paints are manufactured from quality surplus paint that has been rescued from the waste-stream. These paints meet three of the goals of Community Forklift:  keeping reusable material out of landfills, promoting environmentally-friendly building materials, and making home repairs more affordable to our community members. Amazon Select paints meet strict specifications for color, gloss, viscosity and coverage and are priced well below “virgin” paint from national brands.

We are carrying 16 different colors and primer of Amazon Select. All colors are available in one-gallon containers, with prices starting at $16, and several of the most popular colors are available in five-gallon containers, with prices starting at $56.75. (Primer starts at $56.00 for a five-gallon container.) All colors come in a flat finish and Whipped White and Ivory White come in both flat and eggshell.

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Midweek Flash Sale Goes Outside! 40% off in the Courtyard

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Many Forklift Fans know that our courtyard is a trove of undiscovered treasures! You can find everything from pavers and bricks, to tubs and sinks, with some lumber and slate and wrought-iron window grates thrown in for good measure. Like the warehouse, the selection in the courtyard changes daily and you just never know what might be out there.

This week, we’re cleaning up the courtyard to clear some space for our This Old Warehouse event on Sunday and we need your help! (You’re coming on Sunday, right? 10-2? Workshops, coffee, treats, LIVE music!)

Everything in the courtyard is 40% off on Wednesday and Thursday (October 22 – 23). You read that right – EVERYTHING! Come see what treasures you can uncover at bargain basement prices!

(Cannot be combined with other sales. Sale does not include select specialty items, items with missing or damaged price tags, or items from our consignment partners).

 iron doors courtyard

 

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Free Workshop Oct. 29th: Make your own mercury glass home decor-Just in time for the holidays!

IMG_4857A hands on workshop, just in time for the holidays!

Our very own Tanglewood Works Sue Mondeel will be leading a hands on workshop to show how you can create a metallic mercury glass finish just like the pros! After this class you’ll be able to recycle all your pottery barn catalogs because you wont be needing them for anything but inspiration. Paint materials are included with this workshop.

Please bring a small clear glass object or smooth ceramic object and Sue will show you how you can add a metallic mercury glass finish all by yourself.

When: Wednesday, October 29th 5:30-6:30pm
Where: Community Forklift Warehouse

mercuryglassornamentsSue Mondeel is the former owner of SadieDey’s Cafe, current owner of ShabadabaChic, Simply Sue Marketing and Promotions, a member of the Wild Anacostian (she sings too!) and now the proud Proprietress of Tanglewood Works:
Here at Tanglewood Works, these varied roles and passions have come together as a project for the RePurposed, ReDesigned, ReImagined! Stop on in the next time you’re visiting the ‘Lift, you won’t be disappointed.
http://www.tanglewoodworks.com/

Community Forklift
4671 Tanglewood Drive

Edmonston, MD 20781
301-985-5180
Mon & Tues: 10am-6pm Weds: 10am-7pm Thurs & Fri: 10am-6pm
Sat & Sun: 9am-6pm
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Live Music at This Old Warehouse, Oct 26th!

Come on out to Community Forklift this Sunday, October 26 from 10am-2pm for our fall event, This Old Warehouse: Restoring Homes and Communities. In conjunction with our October Workshop Series,  we will be featuring Preservation Experts, Tradespeople and most importantly- Old Time Music!

We are proud to have the following local musicians share their sweet ol’ tunes and adding the perfect amount of authenticity to our event:

Mount Rainier Ramblers’

tunes are described as Old Time American Folk Music.

These are toe tapping songs you will love! Bruce Hutton pictured on the left will be on guitar, banjo, uke and vocals. Chris Romaine on the right will be on fiddle; Bill Manfield (not pictured) will be on banjo and vocals.

12pm-1pm

The DaveMac Consort

is known for their R&B, folk, classic rock & Motown songs.

The Consort exists primarily to play pro bono fundraisers & events for grassroots communities & organizations that might not otherwise have access to good live music.

1:15-2:15pm

Rebekah Ortiz

is an environmental engineering student and current Assistant Event Coordinator at Community Forklift.

She plans to share her renditions of the folk Swedish group, First Aid Kit as well as 70s classics such as the Mamas & the Papas, Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart and Neil Young. Accompanying her will be her harmonica and acoustic guitar.

2:30pm until all the dancers have left

For more details about our party this Sunday, check ‘em out

here:

AutumnPartyFlyer

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FREE Workshops! Oct. 25th: These Old Walls, Part 1 and 2

Stop on in for a FREE workshop double header! James Mazzaferro will be joining us for a new home repair series featuring everything you need to know about restoring your walls.

When: Saturday, October 25th
Where: Community Forklift Warehouse

layers-torn-wallpaper-19736082These Old Walls, Part 1: Stripping your Wallpaper and Paint
10:00 am – 10:45 am
Are you overwhelmed by layers of wallpaper and paint on your walls?  Often the solution is to enclose it with drywall, but in certain cases we prefer to strip that mess off to restore a solid plaster wall.  James will show you how you can do it without pulling your hair out.

 

 

plaster

These Old Walls, Part 2: Repairing your Plaster Wall
11:00 am – 11:45 am

You just removed some wood paneling and discovered a nightmare of cracked plaster ready to fall down behind it.  You can handle this.  James will explain how to shore up the pieces and refinish your walls.

James Mazzaferro is a cabinetmaker and architect. His lifelong passion for design and craft challenges have lead him to acquire many skills in the building trades. While most of his projects center around custom furniture and built-ins, general construction comes into play with every new project he takes on.
James has been a regular presenter here at the ‘Lift this year, teaching free workshops on everything from laying tile to patching drywall. We’re very excited to have him returning for our fall workshop series.

Find Mazzaferro Design-Build Services on the Web

Community Forklift
4671 Tanglewood Drive

Edmonston, MD 20781
301-985-5180
Mon & Tues: 10am-6pm Weds: 10am-7pm Thurs & Fri: 10am-6pm
Sat & Sun: 9am-6pm
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40% off storewide this weekend, plus 3 great DIY workshops!

Unfortunately, the railroad crossing on Tanglewood Drive will be closed at various points this weekend.  So if you’re coming from the west, you may have to take a short 5-minute detour through the lovely little town of Edmonston (click here for directions).  But don’t worry!  We’re going to make it worth your while.

 

We’re having a Road Closure Sale!

vintage sale graphic

On Saturday, Sunday, and Monday (Oct. 18 – 20), take 40% off modern AND vintage items storewide!!!  This includes blue and orange tag merchandise, so you can save on everything from antique mantels, mosaic tile, and clawfoot tubs to plain ol’ nails, paint, or carpet squares (Sale does not include select specialty items, items with missing or damaged price tags, or items from our consignment partners).

Also…

This weekend, we have THREE workshops in our brand-new classroom!

Do it Yourself concept

Saturday Oct. 18th Double-Header:

Mark Wardlaw, of BNV Remodeling, returns to the Forklift to bring us this double header featuring two highly requested subjects:

14608820347_5346740411_oWorking with Lead Paint

10-11am with Mark Wardlaw

Learn how to safely work with products that have or appear to have lead paint on them. Upon completion of this workshop with remodeling expert Mark Wardlaw, you’ll be able to remove & dispose of lead material or encapsulate it for safe handling or display with confidence.

 

prod_big_shelf_dsHang It!: How to Hang your Items with Confidence

11-12pm with Mark Wardlaw

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to find interior wall framing from your outlets and door & window locations to safely hang pictures and other wall items. Get hands on experience installing different types of wall anchors from toggle bolts to plastic inserts.

Find BNV Remodeling on: Facebook  or The Web

BNV-logo

 

 

 Then, at 12pm on Sunday:

 

Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint Workshop

IMG_20130227_173239This Sunday, Bahia Akerele, an Annie Sloan stockist and retailer, will do live demonstrations of transforming pieces one can find at Community Forklift without sanding or stripping or priming the piece.

Participants will learn the many ways to use this decorative paint and how to use clear and dark wax to finish off their project. Chalk Paint is NO VOC and the perfect accompaniment to a re-purposed lifestyle. Come with your questions and stories to share!

Bahia Akerele is the owner of On the Purple Couch, LLC located in Kensington’s antique district right outside DC off of Connecticut Ave. In 2012 Bahia opened On the Purple Couch and became the exclusive retailer for Annie Sloan in Silver Spring, Kensington and parts of Montgomery county.

OPC_NewLogo_purplebackgroundSince then Bahia has taught over 200 people in the DMV, in a variety of classes and workshops, how to re-purpose and reuse what they have collected through upcycling and more.

On the Purple Couch, A Place to Create is located minutes outside of DC in Kensington MD at 4228 Howard Ave. Kensington MD www.onthepurplecouch.com.

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How to get to Community Forklift when the railroad crossing is closed this weekend.

The railroad company just informed us that they’ll be closing Tanglewood Drive on and off over the next few days.  Unfortunately, this will make it just a little harder for folks to get to us from the west…

Don’t worry!  It’s only a 5 minute detour,

through the lovely little town of Edmonston.  Here’s how to get to us from the closure point:

Map for Road Closing Detour

 

 

Carne asada, cow tongue, and barbacoa tacos are among a wide variety to choose from on the menu at La Fondita restaurant. (Amanda Voisard/The Washington Post)

Carne asada and barbacoa tacos are among a wide variety to choose from on the menu at La Fondita restaurant. (Amanda Voisard/The Washington Post)

1)  Turn around and go back to the stop sign. Turn right onto Baltimore Ave/Alternate Rt. 1, then travel 0.5 miles

2)  At the first traffic light, turn right onto Decatur St., then travel 0.4 miles  (Did you know Decatur Street was the East Coast’s first “green street?’  Admire the native plants, rain gardens, solar street lamps, permeable pavement, and bike lanes! If you’re visiting around lunchtime, take note of La Fondita, an excellent taqueria located in a little house to your right)

3)  After you go over the river, turn right onto 51st Ave.

4)  Turn right onto Buchanan Street.  Follow it around the sharp curve, and our warehouse is on your left.

 

Contractors love to save money by donating - compressed (photo by Edward Jackson)

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Road closure on Tanglewood! But come to our 40% off sale!

railroad crossing with train

 

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Don’t Miss Our Free Workshops this week: repairing old floors, working with lead paint, hanging items with confidence, and using Annie Sloan chalk paint!

Tonight, Wednesday 10/15, stop by at 5:30pm for

woodfloorThese Old Floors: Repairing, Replacing, and Staining to Match with James Mazzaferro

Have an old crack in the floor but not sure how to fix it? Through a question and answer session, James Mazzaferro, designer-builder-craftsman, will guide you through the process of performing surgery on your floor, including reinforcements, replacing boards, dutchmen (also known as bow ties), and matching original floor color.  “Messing with your floors can be very scary, so I aim to alleviate some of that fear and prepare you for a course of action.”, says Mazzaferro.

Find Mazzaferro Design-Build Services on:
The Web

This weekend, we have THREE workshops!

Saturday Double-Header:

 

chippaintWorking with Lead Paint

10-11am with Mark Wardlaw

Learn how to safely work with products that have or appear to have lead paint on them. Upon completion of this workshop with remodeling expert Mark Wardlaw, you’ll be able to remove & dispose of lead material or encapsulate it for safe handling or display with confidence.

 

 

Hang It!: How to Hang your Items with Confidenceprod_big_shelf_ds

11-12pm with Mark Wardlaw

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to find interior wall framing from your outlets and door & window locations to safely hang pictures and other wall items. Get hands on experience installing different types of wall anchors from toggle bolts to plastic inserts.

 Then, at 12pm on Sunday:

Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint workshop:

IMG_20130227_173239This Sunday, Bahia Akerele, an Annie Sloan stockist and retailer, will do live demonstrations of transforming pieces one can find at Community Forklift without sanding or stripping or priming the piece.

Participants will learn the many ways to use this decorative paint and how to use clear and dark wax to finish off their project. Chalk Paint is NO VOC and the perfect accompaniment to a re-purposed lifestyle. Come with your questions and stories to share!

Bahia Akerele is the owner of On the Purple Couch, LLC located in Kensington’s antique district right outside DC off of Connecticut Ave. In 2012 Bahia opened On the Purple Couch and became the exclusive retailer for Annie Sloan in Silver Spring, Kensington and parts of Montgomery county.

Since then Bahia has taught over 200 people in the DMV, in a variety of classes and workshops, how to re-purpose and reuse what they have collected through upcycling and more.

On the Purple Couch, A Place to Create is located minutes outside of DC in Kensington MD at 4228 Howard Ave. Kensington MD www.onthepurplecouch.com.

 

 

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