Craigslist Find: Brass/Glass Swivel Coffee Table

Just saw this brass/glass swivel coffee table on Craigslist for $250 after I saw the following images when I was blog perusing last night.


Lonny Mag living room –

That massive plant is a Fiddle Leaf Fig by the way, which sell for $12 at Fred Meyer or Ikea (in much smaller size of course).  I’ve been thinking about getting one and putting it in a cool basket.


One more inspiration photo with that brass coffee table from Live Creating Yourself.  The one on CL says it is smoked glass but you can get glass table tops at Bed, Bath, & Beyond for $9/each in different sizes if you wanted to get it switched to clear glass.

What do you think? Do you like the glam brass?



Craigslist Finds: Accent Chairs

A good accent chair is the key to pulling any room together.   Here are a couple recent finds off the ol’ Craigslist.

1000 Wonderful Things Craigslist FInds Vintage Cane ChairVintage Cane Back Chair – $45

The upholstery on this already looks pretty good as does the wood, so I would add a bright pillow instead of taking this on as a total project.

1000 Wonderful Things Craigslist Finds Blue Barrel ChairVintage Barrel Chair – $20

I love the blue on this one and same as before, it looks like it’s in pretty good condition.  I would tape off the fabric really well and paint the wood parts glossy white. (Use oil based paint to get super shine.  Just be sure to wear gloves and clothes you don’t care about.  Also, absolutely use a drop cloth.  Oil based paint will not come off anything.)

1000 Wonderful Things Craigslist FInds Mid Century ChairBurnt Orange Mid Century – $165

If you can make this color work, go for it.  I would try to negotiate down if you’re going to reupholster it though.

Happy CL-ing and have a great holiday weekend!



Craigslist Finds: Mid-Century Steals

Chicka chicka CL deals in the house!  Mid-century modern = timeless.  Here are a couple recent CL finds.

Ward Bennett Chair

Ward Bennett Chair ($100) probably could negotiate to $75.  The perfect side chair because you can easily switch out cushions/pillows to change up the look.  It looks like it’s in great condition with no missing parts in the netting.  Was posted 3 days ago and hasn’t been swooped yet.

side tables

Mersman End Table Set ($65 for 2!).  LOVE those Greek key style pulls.  Would make great sofa tables or night stands.  These babies will probably get picked up pretty quickly at that price.

drexel campaign desk

Drexel “Campaign” Style Desk ($75).  Original campaign style had brass accents and pulls so this might be a re-production.  I would check that it’s solid and probably offer $60.  The worst they can say is no.  This would be great to paint a bright color and take the pulls back to brass.  Like this one in mint.

Happy CL-ing and happy Friday!

Be wonderful.



Craigslist Finds: Daybeds

My future sis-in-law has been searching for daybeds for their new house.  I think she found what she’s looking for but, here are a couple awesome ones still out there (in the Seattle area).

resthardwareListed for $100 – Restoration Hardware Ratan Style

Would be a great seating area divider in a long living room or perfect for a guest room/office.

crateandbarrelredCrate and Barrel $600
Pillows can be switched to the ends or the back so works as a couch or daybed. $600 is a little high, I would email initially with a low offer and see if they will come down if they don’t get rid of it in a week or so.

teakdaybedSolid Teak Daybed from Indonesia – $650

They probably won’t come down on the price on this one but it looks like there is a Christmas Tree in the pic and it’s February so they’ve probably been trying to sell it for awhile.  With some bright pillows this could look very exotic-chic.

antiquemahoganyMahogany Couch – $500

Okay – not really a daybed, but still pretty cool.

Looking for a unique piece for your house? I’m happy to cruise CL for some finds.