Monday, May 24, 2010

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!
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1 comment:

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


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