But this weekend prior to my basement clean-up marathon, I was looking on CL to see if I could find some metal shelves to add to the workspace area. And while I was there, I couldn't resist checking to see what kind of furniture bargains were listed. So since I'm being good ... well, trying to be good--I do have an email in for a little console, but it's the style of thing I love to paint, and it's just too good of a deal to pass up! Um ... so since I'm being semi-good and not buying anything (else), I thought I'd just show you some of the things I found with a quick browse.
These two campaign style chests were hard for me to pass up. Two of them for twenty bucks -- just $10 each!
Keep them together and paint the drawers bright alternating colors like this and they'd be great in a kids room.
Or a paint them a snazzy blue and use them in an office, or as bedside tables.
This little ottoman is only $10.
Granted, it needs a little love, but a paint job on the legs and a slipcover like this would give it a totally new look:
I love this antique bed. It's listed for $50. Look at the spindle detailing.
I think this would be adorable painted a bright color for a little boy or girl's room.
And speaking of a little girl's room, this dresser would be perfect, and you wouldn't need to do a thing to it. Just $50.
This desk from the 1920's would be fun in a kid's room, or anywhere in the house. At $100, it's already painted for you--in one of the Pantone color trend picks of spring 2012--tangerine!
Speaking of color, these chairs will add a pop. They are vintage Thornet (marked) bentwood chairs. The set of 4 is $120.
You could go for the reverse look of this dining set:
And lastly, look at these two beautiful pieces:
Bow front china cabinet with lighted interior and matching buffet. Looks like cherry or mahogany wood with very cool silver hardware. I think this set is gorgeous, and could work with a variety of decor styles, from traditional to Hollywood Regency, to even contemporary with the right mix of other pieces. You'd be paying in the thousands if you were buying this retail. Listed on Craigslist for $300 for the set!
I'm telling you, there's a reason I'm a Craigslist Junkie!
FYI: These were all listed in the Washington DC edition of Craigslist if anyone is in the area and interested in anything.
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