Sometimes I find myself trolling Craigslist just to be entertained. You can find some pretty interesting posts out there. My proudest Craigslist purchase was our authentic 1926 pedestal sink that I scored for $100 when we first got the house. I was a little eager, since we hadn’t even closed, but that’s ok!
Yesterday, instead of looking at some of the bigger cities, like Raleigh, Greensboro, and Charlotte, where I know I can usually find a few good pieces, I trolled over to Eastern NC. That’s right. Down east has it’s own Craigslist.
Anyway, here are a few items I found, along with ideas of what I think you could do with them.
1. Brocade and cherry accent chairs – $150 for the pair
I think these chairs would look super chic painted white and reupholstered with a fun fabric, like animal print or stripes. The price would be right if you could use them as is, but the print isn’t really for me. And let me tell you–reupholstering is ‘spensive!
2. King size brass bed– $350
If I had any money or any place to store this, I would take it! The bed looks great on its own (you know how much I love brass!), but I think painting it could take it a step further.
3. Hoosier cupboard – $425
It’s overpriced, but I really like this for sentimental reasons…it brings back memories of an old red, white, and blue one we had growing up. All this guy needs is a good coat of paint and maybe some new hardware!
4. Brass & enamel mid-century lamps – $95 for the pair
I admit, these are some ugly lamps. But they aren’t a total lost cause! You could easily turn these around with some paint and new shades. (Mary has a good tutorial for sprucing up boring lamps here.) You could even to all funky with some teal and red if you wanted to! But at $95, I think they’re too expensive for the work you’d have to put in them.
5. Antique sofa – $125
This sofa has good bones, but needs to be reupholstered. Luckily, the reupholstering wouldn’t be as difficult as if it was tufted, but it’s still going to cost you. The finished product could be just gorgeous enough to convince me though (if I need another sofa!). Are you as in love with that green and gold as I am?!?!
What are your thoughts? Would you buy any of these? What’s your best ever Craigslist score?