Craigslist Treasure Hunt
Craigslist and I have a love/hate relationship. I love to stalk it when I’m looking for something specific, but when I’m not—well it’s just a big tease. All these TREASURES that I don’t need! I can’t have 8 sofas. There are only so many end tables a gal can use. And I’m pushing the limit with that one already. I’ve kind of toyed with buying stuff and stockpiling it to re-do and re-sell on Craigslist, but then I’d probably just end up with a basement full of furniture—which I already have.
So. Because I can’t stay away, I thought I’d just share the goodness with you fine folks and maybe find some stray furniture pieces a loving home.
Like this sofa, which I actually attempted to get Taylor to let me buy.
You could reupholster it and end up with Emily Henderson’s sweet Hollywood Country Club look.
And while we’re on the subject of sofas, how about a classic camelback?
You can usually find these things and traditional wing chairs on Craigslist, but this one immediately made me think of the cover of the new HGTV magazine.
Just paint the legs (if you want) and get some cool pillows from here and you’re in business.
As I mentioned, wing chairs are pretty prolific on the list of Craig. These channel back ones are going for $240/pair. You could probably talk her down to $200.
Throw in $1000 in fabric and upholstery costs, and you can have these $2700 chairs from One Kings Lane and save yourself 1500 bucks in the process.
Maybe you need some color in the kitchen? These red chairs are a steal and a half at $50 for all four.
And you could pair it with a minty blue wall and some fantastic windows and thick crown molding and come up with a pretty breakfast nook like this one.
And for the bedroom, you could snag this Heywood Wakefield dresser for $250 (which seems to be a bit below ebay pricing for this mid-century furniture brand). Needs some love, though.
And you could refinish it a’la John and Sherry’s nursery dresser. Painting the top may decrease the value, howevs, if you care about that sort of thing.
Ok, Atlantans. Go forth and snap up these great pieces. My basement thanks you.
Are you a Craigslist shopper? What’s your favorite find?