Woohoo, first ever Craigslist Roundup! So exciting. (Read about my master plan here.)
How about this crazy but awesome piece of ginormous art (purportedly from a Chicago street artist), painted on an honest to goodness cubicle wall? Random? Yes. Really amazing in the right space? Yes!!
I am a lover of all things yellow, so although these are kind of expensive (you are paying for the seller’s labor in refinishing them, perhaps?), I had to include them.
I love antique dressers like this; they bring so much character and history into a room. No need to confine this to the bedroom—it could go in the living room, entry way, dining room . . . (And check out the price!)
Look at this thing! Gorgeous. The write-up says it’s not leather, so you’ll have to check that out. Could be OK, could feel kind of plastic-like and yuck. You’ll just have to see.
This is an oddly shaped table (missing its middle leaves) that I imagine getting a new life as a weathered island in an otherwise more modern kitchen. Suddenly all that cold is warmed up. (You could put it on locking casters to raise the height if you wanted.)
This bar might be about to fall down, I can’t tell. But if it’s not, how cool would this look in your back yard? Maybe it’s just those flags (I just made a flag garland for my sister-in-law’s birthday party), but I love this thing. White lights in your trees, all your friends over, serving up Mexican martinis . . . Can’t you just see it now?
Now, you might be thinking that this green trunk looks like a hunk of junk, and I would say that you might be right. BUT! If that’s a color you’re trying to play up (and why wouldn’t you??), it’s a cheap way to add some color to some unloved corner of a room. Stack something else on top of it (a big speaker? a bunch of books? a record player?), and you’ve got some great storage plus color for not much money.
Is your daughter ready for her big girl bed? Here you go!!!
And while you’re at it, get her this super cute hand painted trunk. (Maybe you can even get away with “accidentally” locking all the Barbies in there!)
I know this table looks kind of like those folding plastic jobbies you can buy at Costco, but I bet in real life it looks a lot better! Marble top! And what are those trestle legs made of—iron? Do you have a painted wall (not white) in an entry way in need of love? Here you go!
This looks a lot like my dining room table, only this one’s better because it’s an antique (mine came from Four Hands) and it’s cheaper.
Normally I wouldn’t put something on here from IKEA, which these shelves are, but I JUST bought this for full price (grrr) and here it is, half off. (It’s awesome, I’m telling you. I’m sitting next to it right now. It’s part of my office nook redo, which I’ll be posting about soon.)
These darn chairs are everywhere when you don’t need one, and nowhere when I was looking for one a while back. Do you have one of those tacky black plastic-y (but comfy) chairs in your study? Yeah, us too. Well, if you can convince your other half to swap it out with this one (I can’t), do it! The whole room will look a lot better. (Here’s a black one, too.)
This is kind of expensive for a shelf thing that will sit in the corner of . . . where? Your bathroom most likely, maybe your back patio. But I bet for the right spot it will add a lot of character.
I include this one last item, not because of its incredibly-cute-ness, but because of its incredibly-practical-ness if you, like me, have a boy who does nothing but make LEGO “creations” all day long (well, until now, when all he does is play Minecraft all day long). But for forever, we had these so-called creations everywhere, but especially under my bare feet (which caused us both to cry), until I figured out that I could use this CD tower from IKEA (we have the red version, it’s more than a decade old) to stand in a corner of his room and hold every precious creation. Genius!
So there you have it, my first ever Craigslist Roundup! I hope you liked it. Leave a comment with what you liked, what you didn’t like, what you’d like to see more of. Happy hunting!
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