Monday, July 15, 2013

craigslist comes through and my tip...

Life is good...
when Craigslist comes through! 

Here are a few scores from Craigslist that I found for my clients last weekend.
A bamboo style eight-drawer dresser $100, and cane barrel chair $13. 
Both will get a paint transformation and re-upholster on the chair.


I love it when my choices are validated by an awesome designer...
she posted these yesterday along with some killer finds from her favorite shopping spot here


  

And is this ottoman fabulous or what?
 $100, my client did the negotiating!  :) 


Can't wait to show you where all of these will end up!

THE TIP

Do you know how to search Craigslist using 'grid view'?
After you have your criteria in the search box, make sure you check 'has image'
See the four boxes below HERE!!! the third one over says 'grid view' click on it. 
Hit search! 
It's much more efficient scrolling through large photos like these. 


Have you scored any great finds lately?  

25 comments:

Mel@JunkinJunky said...

amazing score, Pam. In fact, I did find a great score lately: 6 faux bamboo Chippendale chairs at a killer price.

Doesn't it just make you giddy when you find such amazing deals!!!

Angela said...

I love your blog and personal style! Thanks for the craigslist tip! I love the cane chair. great score!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I love that dresser! I am always hunting....I am getting frustrated with one particular search at the moment. The ottoman looks like it could double as a bed. My family would love that.

Dana Frieling said...

Those ARE great finds! Awesome to have a client who's good at negotiating, I hate that part.

Julia Konya said...

What great finds. Our CL has been so boring lately.

Jenny said...

I scored a pair of the cane back chairs you featured here (although not as cheap!). I recently discovered the "grid view" and it makes the craigslist scavenger hunt all the more fun!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i am DYING of jealousy over here!!!!! :)

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Oh my goodness, that dresser is fab, and so is the chair! And the chair is SO much like the one Sherry posted - that's nuts! I had no idea about grid-view…..going to check that out right now.

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Okay, I'm back to say grid view is so awesome, I can't believe how I've been conducting searches up until now! You are a lifechanger Ms. Simple Details!!!

Lori said...

Pam, in addition to your talented eye for great design, you have such a generous heart to share such good deals with your clients. I am so fortunate to be one of them- thank you for the amazing transformation of our boneless house on budget!

eas said...

What amazing finds! I really need to step up my craigs list searching!

Kelly @ A Swell Place to Dwell said...

Awesome finds! Are you going to keep that Ottoman that colour? I sort of like it...

Peggy said...

Pam, I have got to say thank you! YOu have now saved me endless hours of searching as well considerable time and money. See, I hated looking through Craigslist because of the tediousness of the search add to that the fact that in our immediate area.... well the search is pretty futile. However Indianapolis is only an hour south of us and there are usually some pretty awesome deals on Craigslist.... So now I am off to find the dresser of my dreams. Yes I literally have a dresser I dream about... knew the size and shape (literally something I dreamed about one night) and then saw it online (someone's blog) about 3 years later. My husband knew I had lost it at that point in time when I squealed and later went on to explain dreaming about the dresser. (trust me he is used to it now.... especially since he discovered this is not a new phenomenon for me. ha ha!)

Once again thank you!!

Kristin@bliss-athome.com said...

Amazing finds Pam! xo Kristin

The Knitty Contessa said...

Cannot wait to see what you do with that chair! My boyfriend has one in the exact same design with a deep rose colored cushion! :-)

René said...

Great finds! I haven't found anything on craig's as of late, but I'm sure listing on there ;).

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

You have that special "eye" for seeing fabulous possibilities. Can't wait to see your magic!

Denise @ frazzled JOY said...

ooooh thanks for the tip about the grid view - can't believe I never saw that!! Love craigslist :)

Anonymous said...

OMG- thank you so much! I had no idea you could do this!

Danielle said...

Wow! Such great finds. Love, love, love them and can't wait to see what you do with them. :)

meaningfulspaces said...

Great finds! I swear you have the best Craiglist around. Thanks for the tip!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

I LOVE grid view! So much better than squinting at those tiny little thumbnails. I'd have a hard time giving up that dresser, great finds!

Mrs. DeVore said...

oh my goodness that dresser is perfect!!

Vel Criste said...

thanks for the tip Pam! Love that dresser!

Michelle Lunt said...

Oh wow, love the awesome ottoman. Great finds!

Warmly, Michelle

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