Friday, March 12, 2010

Dallas Craigslist finds

This week, Jenny over at MFAMB has been finding some awesome Craigslist buys for others who don't think their local Craigslist has much to offer. So, in that spirit (and since I was one of the commenters who said that my local Craigslist sucked), I thought I'd play along!

Here we go!

Here is a lovely settee for $250. With some linen upholstery and a whitewashed or limed wood finish, this would look great pulled up to a farm table.

This sofa has the same lines as Ruthie Sommer's from the original cover of Domino! Buy it for $200, cover it in some graphic pattern, and you can have the same look in your living room.

This dresser seems plain right now, but you could paint it a glossy color, add some shiny brass pulls, and it would be a knock-out! The dresser only costs $50, so you could really get a lot of look for not a lot of $$.

This chair is priced somewhat high at $450, but it has a wonderful shape and looks to be in good condition.

These chairs, though, are a steal! $60 for both! They need recovering, but they have a great classic shape that would look good in most decors.

And if those chairs aren't your thing, these wing chairs for $250 would look awesome in a bold geometric pattern.

Want a branch chandelier?? You can have this one for $800. A little pricey for Craigslist, but new ones run over a $1000.

Need a new dining table? Here is one for $250.

Too steep for your budget?? This one is FREE! Free, people. I'm really thinking I'll call on this one... I mean, it's free!

These two antique oak chairs are only $40. Paint them black, add some other black painted chairs, and go for the mis-matched look like Sarah Jessica did.

Did you ever see Little Green Notebook's red credenza re-do? It was fabulous. Fabulous! This dresser, which is $80 with the mirror included, could look like that (without the mirror, of course).

I really like the lines of this sofa, it's so glamorous! It needs new fabric, but for $250, you could have a new glamorous sofa for under $1000.

I have to confess, I've never bought anything off of Craigslist before. Have you?? What did you buy?

It's Friday people!! Have a great weekend!


my favorite and my best said...

great job!!! love all of the things you found. esp all the chairs. and the free table of course.

Kiley Marie said...

Nice finds! Another great site to search for furniture finds is ( It is a free, hyper-local, family- friendly, online classified site, where you can sell to neighbors in your community. Postings remain on the site for three months; and associates review all posts before publishing them to filter out inappropriate content. It's a great alternative to other sites that have “adult” content and attract scammers.

Linda said...

I bought some wedding stuff off craigslist. One of my friends is a craigslist diva. She finds all sorts of stuff there. My problem with craigslist is that when I see something I like I might not be in a position to buy or have the ablility to get it home. When I go to IKEA I know I'm ready to buy and take it home.

Jessica said...

I love that tuquoise bench and you should totally get that adorable free table!

I got my living room couch, chair and coffee table, plus my kitchen table on craigslist for $500. It was the best score ever!

I also got the little Ikea dresser in the spare room for 20 buck and it was a block away. Oh yeah, the bed & matress in the spare room were a CL deal also.

Erika said...

I've never used Craigslist either. I'm too scared. I hear all of the horror stories and decide to stay away.

YAY for the weeeeekend! Have a great one!

boops said...

Hi Rachel:
nice finds! and i like your refurb ideas too! for me, getting the stuff home is always a problem because i don't drive...
and thanks for your comments on my blog by the way; to answer your questions: sbj must have been napping when i said my little prayer, so no, and yes, i did see jenny's post about her office in october. i actually cited it in one of my october posts as well! :)
have a great weekend!

Cyd said...

I stalk Craigslist like it's my job! To date I've purchased two solid oak end tables ($50 for the pair), a dining table with four chairs ($150 for the set) and a solid maple low-boy dresser that we use as a tv stand ($75) - Craigslist shopping is becoming a favorite pastime!

bluehydrangea said...

Great finds!!! I almost ordered that twig chandelier several years ago. Wonder if they would take alo less AND mail it to me!

LindsB said...

I wish I had more room to store things at my place, because I always find things I want on craigslist for my "future home" but no place to keep them till then.

Krista said...

Wow, some very neat stuff. It's amazing what you can find!

(Oh, and I'd love to see that oceanfront Arizona property ... haha!)

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

KILLER finds! I'm forwarding your link to fam and friends in the Big D area to see if they're interested.
Wish I could partake :(

Paisley said...

Good Finds, I try looking on the Dallas craigslist before but maybe I'm just not a good researcher!

SogniSorrisi said...

I'm always jealous of people who find great things on Craigslist and Kijiji. Love the first two pieces!

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