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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Crazy Craigslist bargains

From time to time, I cruise Craigslist to see what kind of bargains are out there for the taking all around the country. Sometimes I'm amazed at the prices I find. A layer of foam to fill out stretched upholstery, a quick steam cleaning, a coat of paint, a rubdown with Restor-a-Finish or vinegar or just a gentle hand wash, and these pieces will look great. (We should probably tell them that they could ask more if they'd clean them up and take better pictures...but, nah...we'll take their "junk" off their hands and clean them up ourselves.)

Danish rolltop desk - $95 - Albuquerque, NM
Kroehler sectional - $250 - Albuquerque, NM
Tropitan rattan set - $150 - Albuquerque, NM
Danish lounge chair - $50 - Austin, TX
Pair of bullet planters - $60 - Austin, TX
Arc lamp - $25 - Dallas, TX
Jens Risom credenza - $180 - Dallas, TX
Tiki bar - $20 - Dallas, TX
Pink and silver Sascha Brastoff dish - $20 - Dallas, TX
Milo Baughman chair (with tags) - $99 - Denver, CO
Bench - $50 - Denver, CO
Sofa - $150 - Denver, CO
Danish sofa - $200 - Los Angeles, CA
Hanging ceramic clock - $85 obo - Los Angeles, CA
Chrome chandelier - $49 - Palm Springs, CA

Update: Here's a picture of the Milo Baughman chair in our store, after a little TLC...and a long trip to Dallas from Denver.


  1. Score! Our craigslist is all icky stuff, it seems. Love that bench and the whole rattan set is fab.

  2. @DearHelenHartman: I can't believe the price on that Tropitan set. I'd love to have the desk and the Risom credenza for myself.

  3. love it, there are lots there and also on Bike Discounts UK so both worth checking out.