Thanks for all your support for last week’s roundup! I’m excited about all the new design elements of my blog, but particularly this one, as I’m such a Craigslist fan. I’m working on creating a Facebook page for my blog, so look for that to get regular updates on these roundups.
OK! Here we go . . .
Isn’t this dresser adorable? But before you go shelling out your hard-earned $150, remember that part of why it looks so cute is that 1) the walls are painted robin’s egg blue, 2) there is a yellow flower casually stuck on the top, and 3) this house is in Cherrywood, and this sort of dresser will always look better in an older home. Why? I don’t know. The rustic-ness of the whole thing I suppose. Anyway, if you think you can recreate something equally charming, go for it.
Apparently I’ll recommend anything with a yellow flower on top. But really, this is a great table if it fits your style.
Is anyone wondering what to get me for Christmas? This!!! For only $35, and it’s vintage! Sigh . . .
I’m thinking stairwell with a super high ceiling, what do you think? Unique, for sure. Just keep in mind that red light fixtures make the light itself red as well. This is maybe obvious to you, but it wasn’t to me, who bought a red light fixture once, only to return it once I realized that our dining room had been transformed into Dante’s Inferno.
This painting may look kind of grandma-like now, but I promise you it won’t if you hang it with a lot of other vintage art on a gallery wall. The greens are nice, and who doesn’t love magnolias? (If those chips on the frame bug you—and they might me—just look for a $2 tube of craft paint at Michael’s to match the frame color and fill them in with a Q-tip.)
It’s Rug Week on the Craigslist Roundup! Two cute ones for your consideration. But before you get too attached to one, I want you to repeat after me: I AM NOT ABOVE SMELLING THIS RUG BEFORE I BUY IT. I once bought a giant and gorgeous rug that had my husband, three young kids, and I sitting on our front lawn for hours because we decided that the evil rug had contaminated our house with a headache-inducing and who-knows-what-else sort of chemical.
And now for the chair pairs! To round out your living room seating, to create a little sitting area in your bedroom . . . around your eat-in kitchen bistro table, on your covered porch . . . so many uses. Here are two great options.
I can’t tell you how close this next table and chairs came to moving into our backyard. I know the wood looks beat up, but that is what happens to that stuff in the Texas sun. You can stain it, sure, but then it wears off and you have to keep on staining it. Or you can accept fate and learn to love the gray. Anyway, all you have to do is stick a potted plant on top of it, and it will suddenly look the way your patio table is meant to look.
And here’s another one if you don’t have a huge family or are anti-bench.
Globes! Do you also have one of these in every room? They look good no matter what. And they come in handy if you need to explain why we can’t drive to Sweden. I’m partial to this gold-stemmed one.
But this old-school wooden base is pretty cool, too.
Do you have a baby or toddler? Are you overrun with board books and big toys with no particular place to go? Here you go. Stack board books in some sections; perch stuffed animals (legs hanging over the side), big plastic school buses, and shape sorters in others.
And last but not least, a great leather and brass trunk. Trunks are always appealing because they offer storage and (usually) character. This particular one is just the storage solution that a masculine room needs if it’s trying to stay manly but warm itself up.
Hope you enjoyed it! Let me know what you think in the comments, or if there’s anything in particular you’re looking for. Until next week, happy hunting!
© Amy Daniewicz