Monday, April 27, 2015

I Spy a Craigslist Buy...


Hey friends, I've been thinking about doing this fun series 
"I Spy a Craigslist Buy"
for awhile and it's finally happening. A good friend of mine always says,
 "You have good 'Craigslist karma' because you always share your finds with everyone." 
 Yes, I do send friends Craigslist links, and am so happy when something works for them.
 I would delight in knowing one of you scored a great piece on CL for your home, too!
So, in order to keep the 'karma' flowing this is what I've come up with. :) 

I'll show you actual items available on our Denver Craigslist as of the time of my post,
with the price and a link to the Craigslist listing.
 Also, inspiration photos showing how the pieces could be both functional and stylish, 
since visualizing can be hard with some of the lovely Craigslist photography.   

decorarchive.blogspot.com

Great for a global patio look!

Set of 2 Hand Painted Moroccan Middle Eastern Settee and Chair - $245 (SE Aurora)


A sophisticated masculine vibe...
thestylesaloniste.com

A unique entry bench, the perfect piece to mix up styles...
 
luxeandlillies.blogspot.com

Rattan desk & chair - $100 (broomfield)

Paint the desk and chair different colors...
apartmenttherapy.com

Use next to a bed as nightstand...
apartmenttherapy.com

Paint the frame, leaving the drawers and top natural... 
alfrescoemporium.com.au

Glass Top Dining Room Table with 4 Chairs - $250 (Denver)

Leave the chairs and table base as is and reupholster the seats in a fresh pattern... 
 ehomee.com

Paint the chairs a lively color...
 traditionalhome.com

Splash a coat of white paint on the chairs and table base...
decorpad.com

 Trunk, brass finish, used 19.5x15.5x16 inches - $40 (Golden)


The perfect side table with a great reflective finish...
EmilyAClark.com

I would love every single one of these!! 

If you're not from Denver I hope you'll be inspired to look for items on your
local Craigslist, if you are a Denverite ~ good luck and let me know if you score
something you love! 

  

20 comments:

sharon smith said...

I absolutly love this idea! How inspiring to show pictures along with the item. I think you might be a decor genius. I only wish I lived in Denver...
Thanks for the inspiration,
Sharon
The House of Hampton

Robin Stephens Kitchen Connections said...

Visuals are sooo helpful! You're always so engaging and encouraging!! I do hope you purchased the golden trunk cube! Love it!

Dana Frieling said...

These sellers aren't going to know what hit them when they suddenly have tons of calls and a bidding war on their hands. ha! Fun series idea!

Katie Clooney said...

Great finds and inspiration! Enjoy your week!

Alice Thomas said...

Headed to my local Craigslist ads! Thank you for providing the visuals!

Julia Konya said...

You kill me. Every time I found a trunk like that it was gone immediately! And that Moroccan seating is amazing.
I do send my friends links to CL too but my karma just doesn't get better.

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

I love this idea for a new series!!!!! Between your Ikea and Craigslist posts I have learned so much and look at items with a fresh perspective! So excited for this going forward - you always find amazing pieces!!

Connie said...

Love this series. You are the Craigslist Wisperer!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i hope you got that trunk. the end.

Diana @ Your Day Simplified said...

I bought a small dresser yesterday using one of your craigslist finds. I'm going to paint it black and white. I'll keep you updated.

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

How could you resist scooping up that brass trunk? Love the first settee set, too!

sarah m. dorsey said...

great post idea!! i love love love that trunk!

galstx said...

I love this idea; wish you lived in the Dallas area so I could take advantage of your finds.....maybe you could post some Dallas finds???? YAY YAY YAY - and I could scoop them up and refurbish as you suggest!!!! :)

Lori Appleton said...

Oh this series will be a favorite! So perfect from the Queen of Craigs and Master Visionary! I need to buy that bigger house! Thanks for always sharing your finds.

therelishedroost said...

Anything Moroccan is fine with me!

Brenda said...

Wonderful idea! I can't get over how much cheaper Craigslist prices are in your area than in S. Florida. All of these are wonderful choices.

Kris Jarrett said...

How do you resist all of these wonderful goodies that show up on your CL? You have such a great eye for what they could become. LOVE this idea - how about you rotate the cities where you do your CL shopping (hmm....fairfield county, CT next??!!!). :)

Debbie J. said...

Fab idea and I hope an Atlanta blogger that has CL karma will want to do the same thing. Very thoughtful to do this.

Vel Criste said...

People in Denver are SOOOO LUCKY to have you to do the searching and thinking for them!!!!! Love that brass side table!

Cindy @ a curious gardener said...

Each of your idea pics is perfect, going to share this with daughter in NYC who just moved into new apt. Great ideas, Pam!

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