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).
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!!