What I’d Buy on Craigslist This Week

Hey everyone!
Hope you all had a great week. I am in the midst of training for a half marathon in a few weeks and I had my 8 mile run today. Oh. Dear.
I am exhausted and my whole body hurts so I am writing this post from my couch with a glass of wine.

So to distract myself from the ache in my muscles let’s talk furniture!
I had some fun working on these chairs for a great client this week.

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She has fantastic taste and decided on a wide navy striped fabric from Premier Prints for the upholstery, and an espresso stain on the wood.

Once I took the backs off, she and I both decided we liked the chairs better with no back cushion! So we left it off. (We’re crazy like that.)

Wowsers, what a difference!

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Love these. Love how simple and striking they are. Minwax Polyshades is your friend, people!

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Now how about some great CL finds this week? Let’s go.

1. This hall tree is amazing. So gorgeous!! Hooks, umbrella stand, marble and mirror and it’s $50!
Gorgeous.

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A vintage piece like this is a one stop shop method for adding charm, character, and function to your entry.

Source: Decor Arts Now

Source: Decor Arts Now (and be sure to read the post attached to this picture for excellent tips on making a new construction home look “old.” I’ve pinned it myself for future reference!)

2. Have you seen any projects that have gone for the card-catalog look? Lots of small drawers with that cool label holder hardware on them?

D Lawless Hardware Label Holder

(Btw, D. Lawless Hardware is an excellent source for label holders. I met the founder’s grandson at the 2014 Haven Conference, and what a cool company!)

My friend Bee from Windgate Lane did this one. Adorable, right?!

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That look is totally attainable. You just have to look for the right piece of furniture. Which is what I found on Craigslist this week!

This dresser.

IMG_4094.JPGPut three of those label holders on the three spaces across the top, and maybe some matching cup pulls on the bottom two doors.D Lawless Hardware Cup Pull

This piece would make a perfect “card catalog” entry table for a mere $25!Craigslist Hall Table

Give family members their own drawer to stash their stuff.  Again, add some of those label holders and you are good to go (although I really like the dark stain on the body of this one on Etsy)!

Card Catalog Foyer Table via Etsy

And this cool side table is practically screaming. “Someone please make me a card catalog!” ¬†Can you hear it? Yeah you can! $40!

Craigslist Side Table with Tiny Drawers

 

3. I love campaign furniture. It has those metal – brass if you’re lucky – pieces on the front of it, at the corners.

Here’s a great set for the right space. Maybe a boy’s room?Campaign Desk and Hutch

Campaign Dresser

And here’s a smaller piece, too.

Campaign Nightstand

Gorgeous, no?!

That’s it for this week. Have a lovely one, friends!

XO,
Anne

 

4 Comments, RSS

  1. Lynn Byrne September 26, 2014 @ 12:30 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing my photo and for the nice link!
    Best,
    Lynn

    • annethompson13@yahoo.com September 30, 2014 @ 1:47 pm

      It’s my pleasure, Lynn!

  2. Suzanne Springs January 14, 2015 @ 7:03 pm

    Interested in anything on Craigslist with Campaign style furniture, wood, not painted finish.

    • annethompson13@yahoo.com January 19, 2015 @ 1:17 pm

      Hi Suzanne. Are you in the market for these kinds of pieces, then? I’d suggest using the Craigslist app on your phone, if possible. It lets you set up searches by keyword, and alerts you when there’s a match. Good luck and thanks for visiting!
      Anne

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