Craigslist finds: the college move-out edition

It's been a while since I did a post about Craigslist finds. With thousands of college students moving out of their apartments this week, it's an idea time to find a deal on the site. If you live in a college time and are in the market for some pieces, get onto Craigslist. Some of what I've found is perfect as is and some items could use a paint job.

1. Painted dresser and mirror - $40
I think I'd go lighter than red for this. You'll probably spend more on painting supplies than on the actual dresser.

2. Desk lamp - $5
I'm no expert, but this looks like it could be a vintage Stiffel Bouillotte lamp.

3. Ikea shelving - $25
Okay, it's Ikea, but it's $25, already assembled, and doesn't require a two hour drive to Woodbridge.

4. Stacking Cubes - $40
This is my favorite listing of all. With a little paint, these could look fantastic! They remind me of tables for sale at West Elm right now.

5. "Lovely antique looking chair" - $25
The picture is tiny, but you can see that there's potential here. I'd paint that wood and reupholster the seat with a fun, fresh fabric. This would be an awesome Saturday project.

Get out there and help these college kids empty their apartments!


  1. Great finds. Its so rare to find anything worth the rental van fee in the NYC area.


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