Monday, May 12, 2014

craigslist...newest find


You guys, I am SO excited about my new vintage bamboo chairs I picked up today!
This photo shows up on Craigslist Friday night, $30 each.


I emailed them Friday at 10pm:
"I'd like to buy your chairs, can I pick them up on Saturday?"
No response
I emailed back on Sunday evening;
"I'd still like to buy your chairs if they're available, I'm flexible,
and you can reach me by phone, text or email."
No response
I'm sure they're sold :(  which made me more obsessed with them!

So I do what any obsessed Craigslist addict does and start searching 
around for them, only to find the exact chair here:
 The Manhattan apartment of well known designer, Alex Papachristidis,
I am in love - the interest and texture it adds, the stained bamboo, beautiful! 
Now, I'm pre-occupied and consumed with winning the game getting them.


Monday afternoon at 1:30 I hear back, by 2:15 they were mine! 


$20 each - scoooooore! 
The young man selling them said they were his mother's and had been in storage,
he said they'd lived in several cities in Asia while he was growing up and she
 found them there. 
I love the size, the height of the back is 43". 
I'm not sure where they're going, but I love them!

If you're in Denver I noticed these Craigslist steals listed within the last few days...

 $25  - Glass and Bamboo Coffee Table  - one day ago

$15 - White Rattan Chair - 12 hours ago

$10 each - Four Rattan Dining Chairs - one day ago

Happy hunting friends!


30 comments:

sharon smith said...

I can't believe it! What a score....
It's those kinds of finds that keeps me on the hunt. Congrats!!!
Sharon

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

they are fabulous! i have an end table just like the coffee table that is coming with me to lucketts!

Julia Konya said...

Such a great find!

Dianne said...

Wow! That is a score. Those chairs scream style!!!!
Please show us your range hood DIY. I loved it from the ORC. Thanks!

Kim said...

Love those chairs and now eagerly awaiting the Pam touch!!

Brandi said...

Gorgeous chairs, Pam! Your persistence paid off!!!

Kristen @ Pursuing Vintage said...

Great find! Those are amazing!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

LOVE them Pam...love those cane seats!! Can't wait to see where you use them.

Dana Frieling said...

You stalker! I have a sneaky suspicion the seller could have made a few more bucks off you if he had played his cards right. ha! Glad you got 'em.

sarah m. dorsey said...

amazing find!! I LOVE them!

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

OK, I am sooo jealous of this find - they are exactly what I've been searching Craigslist for myself for our office! I found fairly similar ones on our Craigslist early last week but for $350 each - typical for our overpriced greater NYC Craigslist! Where are you putting yours? Looking forward to seeing them in their new home!

Jane Gallant said...

That is the best find ever!!!

Kristin@bliss-athome.com said...

Holy smokes! What a great find Pam! Love them :)

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

WHAAAAT? unbelievable beautiful chairs Pam, and killer price. Lucky you! Best score EVER.
xo Nancy

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Great "find"! Who cares where they go....they are yours!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

OH MY GOSH....I'm so jealous...those are fantastic...30 dollars...you got such a deal!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Major score! So glad you kept on him, those chairs are amazing!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Doesn't it make the find even better when there's some angst in getting it? I know from experience. :) Love them and can't wait to see where they end up! We have that same bamboo table and the last chair on our CL too!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Yeah no, I don't think they work in your house at all. In fact I think they have "Lisa" written all over them!!!!! Dontcha think??? <3 <3 <3

Brenda said...

So glad that you 'won the game'! Fabulous chairs. I live in South Florida and Craigslist prices are so much higher here. But hey, you never know.

Sara Lorton said...

Haha! So glad you got your hands on these, I would have done the same thing!

Cindy @ a curious gardener said...

Good lord Pam! Love them, so pretty! Denver Craigslist is awesome.

Julie Khuu | Haute Khuuture said...

Wow! Total score! Especially styled up in that gorgeous global vignette like Elle Decor...Omigosh can't wait to see what you do with these beauties!!!

xo-Julie
Peace. Love. LOL!

Haute Khuuture Blog

Bethany DeVore said...

great find!

Tiffany said...

That's it. I'm moving to your area. My CL area sucks! Those chairs are awesome.

joanne said...

You have the golden eye and the golden touch to find these beauties! i am seriously jealous of your keen sense of style... Woe is me...

Jennifer@The Chronicles of Home said...

Oh, they are going to be GOOD!

cindy hattersley design said...

You are the bomb!! How do you find these things!! I can't wait to see what you do with these!

My Notting Hill said...

So glad there's a happy ending! Great chairs.

Vel Criste said...

I would grab those 2 too in a heartbeat! They look great and can go anywhere in the home! Lucky you!!!

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