Monday, October 15, 2012


Hi there, I'm Katie from As for me and my House. I have always loved garage saleing but we have a pretty short season for it here in Montana with our nasty winters. So, imagine my happiness when I discovered Craigslist shortly after my husband and I bought our first house. We had some hand me downs from our families but a very small budget to really make our house a home. Craigslist to the rescue!

Six years, three kids, many job changes and one new house later our budget is still pretty tight. Thankfully I've been able to find some great pieces on CL, here are a few of my favorites.......

This little chair was $15

CL chair

I scored this great vintage china cabinet for a whopping $12! I never took a before photo but it was painted 1970's avocado green and took a lot of elbow grease to get it looking like this.

This queen size vintage channel back headboard was a steal at $20!

CL headboard

My favorite CL find was this eight and a half foot long vintage sofa for $125. It was absolutely immaculate but not really my style, so I painted and reupholstered it.

Here it is before:

And after:

Charmaine, thank you so much for letting me participate in your Craigslist Monday series!!

Thanks Katie for sharing your great finds!  I love how the sofa turned out!  You did a great job reupholstering it!!!

 Check out Katie's blog.  Here.

Do you want to be part of the Craigslist Monday series?  Email me your finds, here.


Nancy said...

Katie, that sofa is amazing! Love your living room and that fabric.
Charmaine, hope you're having a great time!
xo Nancy

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

In love with her living room!!

My Crafty Home Life said...

OK, that sofa did it for me. I have been looking at a similar one on CL, but could not imagine it. Very cool!

pam {simple details} said...

That sofa is amazing, beautiful job choosing the fabric ~ great vision Katie!!

Katie Waddell said...

Thanks everyone!!

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

The sofa is absolutely stunning! I also love the print over the sofa. It's a complete look.

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

What great pieces - you know how to pick them! :)

Albertina || MimosaLane said...

Amazing finds! and wonderful handy work transforming them!

My Interior Life said...

Craigslist is the best! Love Katie's finds - especially that sofa!

sharon smith said...

OMG! I love your blog. I've been scoring the best finds ever on Craig's list. I'm so glad to find you and follow along!


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