Fayar Craigslist Finds

You’ve probably heard me mention how much I love Craigslist once or twice (or a hundred times) before.  We’ve sold everything from computers to instruments to our old kitchen island on ol’ Craigsy, and he’s coughed up $10 dressers and $30 bar stools in return.

Lately we’ve put a ban on frivolous spending and accumulating “stuff” here at Heardmont, so sadly my new relationship with Craigslist is of the “look but don’t touch” variety. Since some of you have mentioned before that you never have any luck with Craigslist, I decided to show you what I’d snatch up from Craigsy if I could and give you some DIY ideas if you come across a similar piece in your neck of the woods.

First up, this set of 4 wicker and metal patio chairs for $40.  Ten bucks a chair?  Now that’s a steal!

Craigslist - Patio Chairs

What would I do with them? A quick coat of yellow or teal spray paint, and these babies would be ready to chill around a dining table on our deck in no time.  Something along these lines perhaps.

(House Beautiful via Centsational Girl)

Next up: this dresser and nightstand combo, priced $50 for the pair.

Craigslist - Dresser Craigslist - Nightstand

You’ve probably seen what a fun color of paint can do to a set like this.  One of my favorite dresser makeovers by Cassie could definitely serve as inspiration for this duo!

These bar stools (for $40) are slightly reminiscent of our current wood bar stools, but the best part about this pair is that they could be modified to match any decor.

Craigslist - Cream Bar Stools Craigslist - Cream Bar Stool

A little spray paint on the bases and new fabric on the tops, and you’d have a whole new look!  Something like this, but in bar stool form.

Last up: this cute red utility cart.  It’s a bit pricey at $45, but I’d ask if they’d take less.  To me, the best part about this find is that you wouldn’t have to do a thing to it.

Craigslist - Red Rolling Cart

The uses for a piece like this are endless. You could use it as a playful bookshelf in a reading room, a colorful bar cart, or even a nightstand like the one below.

Source: windhula.blogspot.com via Meredith on Pinterest

It’s amazing to me how much our shopping habits and tastes have changed since we bought our house 3 years ago.  When we first moved in, we never would have bothered looking for a used piece of furniture to fix up when buying new was so much easier. Now I can’t tell you the last time I went into a big box furniture store – revamping Craigslist finds is so much more fun!

Even though I’m chomping at the bit to get my hands on these great furniture finds, I’ll live vicariously through you.  Go forth and reupholster, spray paint, and Craigslist to your heart’s content!  Just send me a link when you’re done, ok? 🙂

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