Monday, June 4, 2012


Happy Monday!  How was your weekend?  I finished  reading I Brake for Yard Sales!
 I enjoyed all the before and  after photos and I liked seeing how Lara incorporated all her finds in her and other people's homes.

I thought it would be nice to put most of my craigslist finds into one post and show you how I incorporated my finds into our home...

{gold shelving}

{dining chair - before}

{dining chair - after}
{crystal chandelier}

{marble coffee table}

{bamboo chairs-before}

{bamboo chairs - after}
{tulip table}

{tripod lamp}

{dresser - before}

{dresser - after}

{lucite floor lamp}

(Vintage lounge chair and crib}
{settee, someday it will be reupholstered}
{vintage brass ottomans}

{lucite and chrome chairs- before}

{lucite and chrome chairs- after}

{tufted chrome chairs}

{pair of bergere chairs - have yet to be reupholstered}


{brass sofa table and greek key mirror}

{faux bamboo nightstand}

{elephant bookends}

{brass pie crust coffee table}

{lucite sofa table}

{navy chrome chairs}

Yup, Craig is my best friend!
Any great finds lately?


Unknown said...

You have the greatest eye for this stuff! I love your x benches, and brass benches at the end of your bed. ( and lucite lamp, and campaign dresser, and Eames chair!) Seriously you have a gift for thrift- it's your good taste that is the secret!
xo Nancy

Vel Criste said...

I love all your finds and how you're incorporated them into your home! You have a good eye for good design and a talent in knowing how to use them. I love Craig's list ESP. When we lived in Chicago, a lot of good finds, but here in our area, unfortunately, not a lot of good stuff.

Happy hunting dear!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

You have such mad skills!! That is my dream coffee table but they are always just a little too big. And I love that gold side table!! You are good girlfriend! :)

Danielle Sigwalt Interiors said...

FABULOUS FINDS!!! You're good...I'm so impressed! Danielle

Morgan said...

I Love all of your finds! I can't believe some of the stuff that you've scored - nice job!! Love it all!

Tiffany Leigh {thedesignerlifestyle} said...

I'm jealous that you're better friends with Craig then I am...he's just so much more mysterious with he's holding back for some reason. hah!
Love the brass benches and the lucite lamp.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Seriously? My craig is full of awful barrel chairs in orange Tennessee vols vinyl and other monstrosities. I check it all the time but great finds are few and far between. You've found some great stuff - wish you were closer so I could rub your head!

elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

Wow! I am seriously impressed. I cannot believe you found all of that on Craigslist. I check our Craigslist all of the time, but have never found anything like what you have found!

I love all of your transformations.

Amber B (Simple Dwellings) said...

Wow- you have an amazing eye! I love the crystal chandelier and brass side table. They are all such beautiful pieces. Thanks for stopping by and following today! :)


That lucite floor lamp is the bomb!!! You really have the "craigslist gift" there:). I need to start looking!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

You have definitely found some fabulous pieces. I havn't found anything, but I keep looking. Hugs, Marty

pam {simple details} said...

You're my hero! Love your blog and CL finds, I found you from Elizabeth @ Mustard Ceiling.

Designwali said...

can i say amazing? Can you teach me how to find something fabulous on craiglist!

Designwali said...

can i say amazing? Can you teach me how to find something fabulous on craiglist!

Gypsy Heart said...

I need to peruse Craigslist with you. Maybe it's just not the same in different areas. Your finds are absolutely wonderful! I adore the gold shelves and the chandelier...well, all of it really!

I'm a new follower and look forward to more of your creativity.

Stop by and say hi when you can!


A room with a view said...

I am impressed. It is almost like the good items (with potential) find you. I am still waiting to make my first purchase on craigs list - some day. A new follower.

Cre8ive Motives said...

how oh how do you find such amazing deals? teach me the ways :)

Holly Gruszka said...

The lucite lamp, lounge chair in the nursery, and settee are my favorites! I love the nursery and I also love the bathroom too that Elizabeth showed on her blog - I'll have to check out your post on the bathroom makeover. So glad to have found your blog - and so neat to see that you're friends with Dayka - I really admire her work as well.

Katie - Something to be Found said...

Hi Charmaine - I came across your blog by reading about it on Dayka's blog. Love this turquoise dresser with gold trim! Looking forward to seeing more. Happy to be your 100th blog follower :)

Katie (Something To Be Found)

Leah said...

hi! just found your blog & cannot believe the CL finds you have! your dining room with the panton chairs, etc. is flawless. i check Craig everyday & have found some good stuff, but nothing compared to yours! bravo.

Hollie @ I'm Busy Procrastinating said...

Saw your dresser on Pinterest and had to stop by. It's a gorgeous color! You have a keen eye for great CL finds. Loved seeing this post with a bunch of them together.

Proper Hunt said...

I just discovered your blog through and just about looove your style! I'm a huge Craigslist fan and am SO impressed with your finds. Makes me want to scour Craigslist all day ;)

My House, My Garden said...

Loving your blog!! Is there any way you could post the paint color for the blue dresser that you put the brass hardware on? I would so appreciate it!!! Thanks so much,

Nicole said...

Can you share the color of the dresser? It's great.


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