OK, I’m pretty excited about this. I’m a huge fan of Craigslist, but my husband has had it with me constantly asking him what he thinks about a particular patio set, or queen bed, or chandelier, or cubicle wall with street art painted on it. So! From this day forth, I vow to use my powers for good, not evil, and post all my favorite Austin Craigslist finds here, on my site, once a week.
Here’s the plan:
- I WILL post Friday afternoons, since you know you’re bored, sitting half asleep at your desk, and anyway that’s the best time to plan your weekend Craigslist shopping.
- I WILL focus on finds priced at $100 or less, although I may from time to time include something more pricey if I think it’s worth it.
- YOU WILL use common sense when considering these items. I haven’t seen any of these items in person. If you find yourself face to face with a Craigslist find, check it out thoroughly. Do the drawers open smoothly? Does is smell like cat pee? These are things that cannot be determined from a photo.
- YOU WILL be smart in your Craigslist dealings. (Remember, there is that pesky 1% of the population that are psychopaths.) Two best pieces of advice: Trust your instincts, and take a buddy.
This is a “Best of Austin Craigslist” list, but only from my (totally biased) point of view. One of these days I’ll write a post about my design sensibilities, but for now here’s the abbreviated version: I like emotional design, vintage + industrial, white kitchens, folk art, warm and vibrant colors, plants (that aren’t dead), modern in small doses, a mix of metals and woods, layered rooms, natural materials, objects with a story, textures that make me happy, and art that makes me smile.
OK, that’s it. Look for the first Austin Craigslist Roundup tomorrow!
© Amy Daniewicz