Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Browsing Craigslist

Thought I’d do some window shopping at my local craigslist tonight.  I’m not looking for anything specific, but I’ve found some great stuff that way!

Here’s an 1950s milk crate for $10.  Perfect for rolled up towels in the bathroom, logs by the fireplace, or magazines.  (Wouldn’t it be cool if the milkman still came to your door every morning?)

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A working vintage fan, also $10.  It’s strange how little regard they had for safety back in the day.  A kid could stick his whole hand in there, and don’t think he wouldn’t consider it!

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Somebody is selling a houseful of these old doors for $30 each.  I love old doors; I have three in my basement waiting to be transformed.  But the question here is why are they taking these doors out?  Look at the ceramic knobs and the fabulous trim!  Let’s hope they aren’t going to replace them with some cheap white 6-panels!

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Somebody’s already done the work for you on this set of tables; at least it looks to me like a makeover.  They want $75 for the set…not a steal, but fairly reasonable.

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This dresser is free.  FA-REEEE!  I don’t have use or space for another dresser or I’d snatch it up in a heartbeat.  It would be really cute painted.

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And here are my latest craigslist purchases.  Warning:  bad flash photography ahead.

This old metal box is on wheels.  A lady was clearing out her dad’s house after he had gone into a retirement home, and was selling it for $10.

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I put it under the entertainment armoire to hold dvds and stuff.    It has a handle that makes it very easy to wheel it out and back.  In real life I don’t have a spotlight shining on the armoire, so the box doesn’t really show up as that lighter brown; it just kind of blends with the wood.  Which also looks different in low light.

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While I was there, she had several other things to sell, and I ended up with this other metal case for an extra $5.  I don’t currently have anything in it, so its job is just to look cool.

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For more about craigslist see these posts: 

9 comments:

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

ahhh gotta love Craigslist! I'd love to redo that dresser!
Which reminds me I need to sell my son's crib set (waaah).

::cottage instincts:: said...

Man your craigslist ROCKS! I have gotten lots of deals on cl, and sell quite a bit there too. I just got a couple old oak antique dressers last week.

Seems around here, winter time is slow and things pick up as folks start cleaning out for spring garage sales. I find tons of stuff then.

I can't believe that dresser was free! I love your metal boxes too. Love me some unique storage :)

Champagne Taste said...

I attempt to craigslist... never have any luck though someone either wants way too much money or by the time i get to them its already been sold... kinda gave up on craiglslist... maybe its DC who knows.... I do however love ebay!

Janet, said...

You got some good finds. I love the little metal box on wheels. I've never been to craigslist.

the thrifty ba said...

we have a crappy craigs list/free on line listings. you are so lucky...

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

This is making me consider checking out our CL again. I rarely go on there b/c our area only seems to boast old recliners and the like. Love the chippy table that holds your metal case. Who is the lady in the photograph??

Country Dreaming said...

Very cool stuff--love that dresser. Need another one like I need a hole in my head but...
Your metal boxes are pretty nifty too.

Have a great day.

Melinda

Cottage Dreamers said...

I love craigslist! We've found some pretty incredible deals on it.

Robin said...

cool milk crate! I'd buy that in a heart beat.