The treasures one can find at Second Chance in Baltimore

Real Estate Agent with Thompson Company, REALTORS® MD594797

I stop by Second Chance in Baltimore once a month or so, and I always look forward to it. 

For one, I support their mission "to provide people, materials and the environment with a second  chance", and I also love to hunt for treasures. I don't always score but that's half the fun.. browse, envision, dream up new project, hunt, find, take home. Last month I really lucked out at Second Chance. I had to redo my shower surround in one of my bathrooms and had a very clear vision of what I wanted it to look like in the end. I searched up and down the tile aisles at the orange big box store as well as the blue one but wasn't impressed. I checked tile specialty stores and experienced sticker shock. I went to Second Chance and found just the right tiles, at just the right quantity, and at a price that can't be beat. 

A bit of luck was involved that day, too - sometimes you've got to check twice or three times to find just what you are looking for. Don't get discouraged if you walk out empty handed after your first treasure hunt.  

On the day I scored the tile, I also spotted some metal kitchen chairs. Those weren't on my list but I really liked them and I was planning on replacing my old ones down the road anyway. The tile was my priority that day however, so I didn't purchase them but checked the sticker for mark down days. 

That's the way it works at Second Chance.. if materials don't get a second (or third or fourth...) chance quickly, they'll be marked down until they find a new home. My chairs' next mark down date was at the end of the month. Knowing that I was taking a chance of the chairs not being there, I crossed my fingers and made plans to return a couple of weeks later. When I made it back, 4 of the chairs (there were a lot more first time around) came home with me! 

 Treasures from Second Chance in Baltimore, MD

Have you been to Second Chance yet? It's truly worth a visit. Head on over there to treasure hunt, find a new table to refinish, or an old window to repurpose, or just the right piece of trim to match the old one in your house, or a set of new chairs, or the perfect tile... you just never know the treasures you will find at Second Chance! 

P.S. Second Chance accepts donations of the items that you no longer have a need for. Donating them to such a great organization is much better than dropping it off at the dump. Please consider doing so! You never know who would love to give your unwanted items a second chance. 

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Thompson Company, REALTORS

16910 Oak Hill Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20905
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Andrea is a REALTOR® based in Silver Spring, MD, who has enjoyed assisting buyers and sellers in Montgomery and Howard County, MD (and beyond) for 15+ years now. She always answers the phone with a smile, enjoys running, hiking, and traveling, speaks German, reads a lot, blogs a little, and drinks too much coffee. 


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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, I am not sure if we have one of those in my area or not.  I haven't been to many second-hand stores in my life, but I am sure some great things can be found there.

Aug 15, 2019 07:24 AM #1
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Good afternoon Andrea - this is a good place to donate or buy.  We have similar here in Westchester.

Aug 15, 2019 11:28 AM #2
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

It's a beautiful thing Brian England, giving people and materials a second chance. I could cry sometimes when I see what people throw away which ends up in our landfills. I've found quite a few treasures at Second Chance, and absolutely love my new tiles and kitchen tables 

It is Grant Schneider - Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland is a huge fan as well! We support their mission and even dressed "construction chic" last year for their annual fundraiser, the Wrecker's Ball. 

Aug 16, 2019 02:25 AM #3
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Andrea Bedard 

Wonderful post on Second ChaNce  Loved when we went construction chic last year at the wrecker's ball!

Aug 16, 2019 03:32 AM #4
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

Me, too, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland! It was such a great evening! Our photo booth pictures are prominently displayed on my fridge 

Aug 16, 2019 02:06 PM #5
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