Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Thrifty Finds.

Everyone here knows I'm a sucker for making over thrifty Craigslist finds.  I've prettied up a buffet, painted/reupholstered some dining chairs, painted bedroom furniture, painted a dresser-turned-console-tablemade-over a pair of nightstands, reupholstered a bench and spiffed up a file cabinet.

Occassionally I find myself browsing through listings, even when I'm not looking for something specific.  If I come across a well-priced item, it will most likely come to live with us...in our basement...until I find a "home" for it. ;)

You guys might remember that scenario happened with the campaign furniture I stumbled upon {yup, still untouched in our basement}...and now, it's happened again.

These two mid-century beauties will be alllll mine {for only $100} come Saturday!  I cannot wait.  LOOK AT THOSE LEGS!



CANNOT RESIST.  Anyone else a sucker for a great piece of Craigslist furniture?!?!

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  1. These are awesome!!!! Craigslist in the DC area can be disappointing...if the item is good the seller knows it and prices accordingly :(

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    1. Thanks Lindsay!! A lot of items are definitely overpriced on Craigslist around here (NJ), but occassionally I'll find someone who doesn't know what they are getting rid of...and I hop on it!!

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  2. That's amazing!! I can never seem to find anything on CL. And the other thing that sucks is that we both drive Sedans....so on the off-chance that I have ever found something I like, the seller wouldn't deliver even if I paid for it. Boooooo!

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    1. We both have sedans too...but this deal was too good to pass up. Normally, I ask if the seller can drop it off {which has happened a couple times for me}, but this time we are borrowing our friend's SUV to pick it up. Thank gosh for good friends! :)

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  3. Amazing! Those are great finds! Craigslist isn't very big out here, so it's hard to find anything good. Can't wait to see what you do with these!

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    1. I don't have any good thrift shop or goodwill stores around me...so Craigslist is my only shot! Thanks Rachel! :)

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  4. These are awesome! Although I don't think it's fair that you got both the campaign furniture AND the mid-century modern furniture. Great finds!!!
    Sarah

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    1. Thanks Sarah!! Hehe...I know, I got VERY lucky!! ;)

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  5. Beautiful!!! I looooove mid century modern furniture! Great find!

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  6. SO nice! I'm very jealous right now because I'm on the hunt for a piece of furniture from Craigslist. One day...

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  7. those are sexy legs!!! i am a sucker for a good deal too when it comes to this stuff!

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  8. I need to start looking on CL! I bet those would look so awesome revived or even in a bright color! I know you will work your magic on them!

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    1. Yes, doooo it! I'm not sure what direction I want to go in yet, but I will definitely do something to make the legs stand out from the rest of it. I'm unreasonably excited about these pieces haha.

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  9. Oooooooooooooo, fun! I banned myself from Craig and his list awhile back. I feel myself headed back to the dark side because of your pretty gateway dressers...

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    1. BAHAHA! Come over to the dark side, Michelle. You know you want to!! ;) {I have no problem being your CL enabler. Sorry Nate.}

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  10. Me! I'm a sucker for Craigslist furniture. It is one of my obsessions. Most of my blog's facebook page is dedicated to sharing local (Baltimore/Washington D.C.) Craigslist goodies. So excited for your little wooden beauties!

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    1. Love it!! There is some great stuff to find on there. :)

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  11. I am always on the look out on CL, but people here have not so pretty things, and those not so pretty thing are way over priced. I recently saw someone else on bloggy world redo a dresser with those same exact legs, and I absolutely fell in love with the piece, now I just need to find one so I can join the club.

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    1. Oh man...I hope you can come over to the dark side with us very soon! :)

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  12. $100 for those two?!! That's amazing!!! I know you will give them a sweet little makeover :) I love CL, as you know!

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    1. Ack, I'm so excited! Yuppers, you definitely love it too! :)

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  13. We are both Craigslist suckers! I came across a wine fridge last night and told D I'd be turning that into my night stand. (chug a lug) Great score, lucky girl!

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    1. Hahaha...it's hard not to be! Ummmm, that's a phenomenal idea. I think it's a must have. ;)

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  14. Awesome price!!! Can't wait to see what you do with them :) xo Kristin

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  15. GREAT find! I am crazy with craigslist. I would buy so many things if I had a pick up truck, lol.
    Those are really nice dressers; I know they are going to look amazing in your beautiful home =)

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    1. I'm with you...thank goodness we don't have a truck because I'd have a whole lot more stuff than we do now haha! Aw, thanks so much, Kelly! :)

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  16. Those are great pieces. We drove by a storage place that was having reduced rates and my husband said "we should get you a storage place then you can buy all the things you want." I still can't decide how to take that. I love looking at craigslist. I need to buy a house with a lot of rooms so I can furnish them with great finds.

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    1. Haha...I love that I'm not the only one who finds it so hard to resist a good deal! ;) Thanks so much for stopping by, Anne! :)

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  17. Gorgeous! And both for $100! What a deal!

    Can't wait to see what you do with them! :)

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  18. I am just a sucker for mid-century modern architecture and furniture. Two great pieces!

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  19. Those are pretty awesome pieces Gabbi!! I hope Saturday goes super smooth for you!

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    1. Thanks Crystal...it definitely went well, we met the sweetest elderly couple! :)

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  20. Oh man, I can't wait to see what you do with them!!! FUN!

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