This week's Friday Five is a fun one - I've rounded up my top five craigslist finds of the week! I get a solid number of questions each week about how to find gems on craigslist (like the bentwood chairs above that I scored for $20/ea!). I wrote a whole post about it here but thought it'd be fun to share the stuff I'd buy if my house was endless and I had somewhere to put it all. Let me know if you like this - thinking about making it a regular series!
You will also note that next to each item I've included what I searched for and how much I'd offer. These are all within driving distance to me here in West Hartford, Connecticut, so if you are in the area feel free to jump on these! Chris will kill me if I bring home another project.
1. This lady is selling this ENTIRE rattan dining set for $50- I tried to get her to just sell me the bookcase but no dice. If I had the room I'd offer $40, rehab the wall unit and bookshelf in white gloss, and sell the other items. Those chairs are adorable! (Search terms: rattan, etagere)
2. I love this little white bamboo bar cart for $30! I'd offer $20, keep it as is for now and probably end up spraying it navy gloss or a punchy colored lacquer. (Search terms: bamboo, bar cart)
3. This campaign bookshelf is a dream - pending the condition of the wood I'd either simply polish the brass or I'd paint the whole thing white gloss. They are asking $100, I'd offer $80. (Search terms: campaign)
4. The steal of the week is this amazing rattan etagere for $15 - it has gorgeous chinoiserie lines and a quick coat of gloss paint + some strategic styling would disguise the damage. I'd offer full price and run away before they changed their mind! (Search terms: bamboo, etagere)
5. The priciest find of the week is this stunning mahogany dining room server. Look at the detail on the drawers and that dreamy brass hardware! They are asking $225 but I'd offer $150 and probably put it in the family room as a TV stand to contrast with our white laquer modern coffee table similar to how Alaina of the Everygirl refabed one in white! (Search terms: chippendale, server)