Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Craigslist to the Rescue!

After I painted my dining room armoire with Annie Sloan grey paint I realized it wasn't exactly what I wanted.  I posted it on Craigslist and it sold immediately!  Yay! However, that left me with no place to store my silver and china.  Back to Craigslist!
I found this china cabinet for fifty dollars! This is the original Craigslist photo.  I paid for it last weekend and I will be picking it up Saturday! I may paint it and add toile to the windows.

I also found this giant armoire for a very fair price.  I will be picking this up next week.  I may decide to paint it with the Annie Sloan Paris Grey and Dark Wax.  I really, really like that color!

This Tara Shaw bibliotheque is the paint inspiration for the armoire.



This cane chaise is so lovely!  $300 on Craigslist! I am not sure if I will keep it, though.  I don't know if I like the way it looks in my family room.  It is quite sturdy and beautiful!



I found this set of six Louis XVI chairs for $500.  Not terribly inexpensive but nothing close to what Restoration Hardware charges! This is the original Craigslist photo. I will be reupholstering them and painting them too!

I don't recall where I found this image, it is so old.  I like the numbering on the backs...


This Craigslist gate is finally being installed in our side garden this weekend.  I hope it doesn't rain!


This is another photo whose origin I am uncertain of.  I have another Craigslist chest that I will be painting with this pattern. 
$35 on Craigslist!  It is over three feet wide.  It has some chips but that can be easily remedied!



Huge Anduze urn that I will be using as a coffee table in the living room!

I hope Autumn is being kind to you...

xoxo
Andie


12 comments:

  1. What beauties you have found! Craigslist makes me want to move to America. x Sharon

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  2. Andie, you have a real knack for finding things on Craigslist. Can't believe some of those prices. Looking forward to seeing the transformations.

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  3. I can't believe you found all these treasures on craigslist, great buys Andie. I'm excited to see what each piece will look like after it's been under your touch.

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  4. Ms. D.I just loves the painted bow front chest. I bet you will make the one you bought look like a million dollars. I think you have a new career, buying and selling on Craig's List. I wish there was some of that around here, but living 100 miles from the nearest big town makes that a little hard. I am getting read for Apple fest next weekend. I am hoping to finally get to meeet you. Have a beautiful weekend. Richard from My Old Historic House.

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  5. I prefer to think those objects found you!
    I cannot imagine them in anyone's hands but yours.
    Show us the "happily ever afters!"
    pve

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  6. $35 for that chest! What a steal. Can't wait to see what you do with it. Love a bargain.

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  7. You have some great finds, and great inspiration. I love Tara Shaw, and that look for your cabinet would be fantastic. Loving that chaise too.

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  8. You hit the jackpot my friend! I just was on CL trying to find a badge/button maker and a large copper kettle/pot. You do have a great knack for finding the treasurss. xo

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  9. ah the joys of CL...all the diamonds among the crapola! Isn't it the best when the seller THINKS it's crap and it's really a diamond?

    You are a lunatic, by the way. Wasn't that grey piece lovely? I think it was...

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  10. Wow what great finds!! I so wish we lived closer to a larger city- Craigs list is unheard of here in our area.

    Can't wait to see what you do with those pieces!

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  11. Andie i am sitting here totally drooling over your finds!!!! I am so jealous of those gorgeous knock me dead iron gates! What a dream to have that in your garden!!
    I love grey too...my newest obsession!
    Pamela xo

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