Monday, August 13, 2012


Happy Monday!  Glad to be sharing my Craigslist Stalking Adventures here on My BF Craig today.  I fashion myself pretty Craigslist savvy.  So much in fact I've been documenting what I've dubbed my own personal "recycle renaissance" on my blog, SuperChyc, highlighting my CL sales that I've used to fund my CL purchases to redesign my entire house. 

Today, I'm sharing some of my favorite scores.  

I found this 72" nine drawer dresser.  I paid $100 for it but I probably could've negotiated it down to $50.  You learn over time.  But it's in great condition and huge so it was a fair deal in my book.

I painted it purple and used it as an entertainment center for a while.  I've relocated it for another purpose recently.

I scored this settee for $45.

Total steal in my book.  Admittedly, the painted dated fabric is hideous.  But check out these lookalikes...

Can you see the potential now?

I picked up this coffee table for $25.

Looks small, huh?  It is 4 feet long.  Its huge and heavy and awesome.

I painted it and it now looks like this...

I picked up these chairs a few months ago. 

 I still have yet to reupholster them but I have narrowed the fabric down and hope to start this project soon.

I paid $200 for the set but they are such a rare find, I had to have them.  

I picked up this slightly damaged chair for 25 clams...

It was black when I bought it.  I painted it gold and reupholstered the seat with some emerald flamestitch  fabric...

...and cut out the damaged caning.

My last share today is my all time fav (for now).  

When I first ran across them, I had one of those moments.  You know, the one where you feel like you are seeing something too good to be true.   Someone had posted these two chests on CL for $25.  Total, not each.

They were dirty, full of mouse droppings and had been used in the garage.

So I cleaned them up, removed the 7' long top and had some new ones cut at Lowes.
Painted them a bright fuchsia and voila!

I love Craigslist.  It's a great way to keep well made vintage pieces of furniture out of the landfills and there's no limit to what you can do to a piece.  Once you refinish your finds, you will truly have a custom piece of furniture.  It's a great way to showcase your individual style in your home.  In a more affordable way.

Check me out if you want to see more of my Craigslist finds and furniture refinishing.

Thanks for inviting me to share, Charmaine!!

I couldn't agree more, Kim!  Thanks for sharing your awesome finds!!!  It's hard to pick a favorite. I love them all!

Now check out Kim's blog.

Do you have any craigslist finds you want to share?  Email me to be featured in the weekly Craigslist Monday series. Here.


Jessie said...

Wow! Great finds. The two chinoiserie chests are my most favorite.

Thanks for sharing!

P/S: Come by and enter my current giveaway for a chance to win a beautiful art of your choice (6 designs to choose from!)if you like, Charmaine!


Chateau À Gogo said...

Great post and I love the hot pink chests. They are Gogo Style all the way. Now I'm off to research Nashvegas Craig. Wish me luck! - Brandy

Vel Criste said...

You are very talented! you have a good eye, and a good "arm" on putting a modern twist on your finds! love the coffee table and the $25 chests!

Life On Planet Mum said...

I love what you did with the coffee table! Love your ideas!

My Crafty Home Life said...

Excellent finds. I am currently working on something for my bedroom. Top secret, until it is in my garage, but I just got the measurements so I need to see if it can work. That settee is killer. I am on the hunt for one, myself.

Kim - Commander-in-Chyc said...

Thank you, ladies! Its definitely something I love to do. And the rush of a great score, can't be beat.

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

That fuchsia is just lovely!! You have such a gift!!


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