Friday, November 12, 2010

Fridays Finest

Here are my favorite Craigslist finds in the DC Metro area...

1960's Dining Set $500 for everything including the hutch and sideboard (a lot for a little and if you wanted, some sliver grey paint with yellow/cream chevron fabric would look pretty darn gorgeous)...
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Arne Jacobsen style Egg Chair reproduction $480 (originals are quite expensive)...
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How awesome could the above chair look in your home? This awesome...

Thommaso Ziffer

Peter Russman

West Elm Swivel Leather office chair $175 
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Chrome and glass bookshelf $75 (oh so chic for a great price)
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Peekaboo clear coffee table $100 (in excellent condition! if you all don't want, then i may just have to get this myself)...

Two West Elm Poufs $200 with 4 covers (great for casual extra setting)...
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Yellow Pod Chair $125 OBO (so mad men...I saw something very similar to these 3 years ago at my local flea market and almost got them, but I didn't have space at the time)...

Camper dresser and 2 shelfs $100 (okay at this point I need to open up a store and sell this incredible stuff...would any of you visit?)
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An inspirational photo for the dresser above (see how stunning it can look????...let's put a silver mirror above and add a nice black lamp and viola you have a gorgeous sideboard)...
source: domino magazine

Retro yellow lamp $45 (spray paint the bottom white base: silver and you have an awesome lamp)
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(tried to flip, but you get the point)

Here's a gorgeous shade to match your newly spray painted lamp (base only)...

Hollywood Regency - Dorothy Draper reproduction $165 (this just needs some repair and if you want it, i can help with that...Dorothy Draper originals cost way over $4000, so this is a steal and it is gorgeous!!!)
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Inspirational photos for the above dresser...
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Pair of Vintage Velvet Armchairs $125 for both (white paint and reupholstering)
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Polka Dot Armchair $145 (okay this is just too cute for a little girls room..if i had a little girl, watch out...holy pinkalicious!)
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Large Wing Back Chair $50 (this is one of many identical chairs on CL right now...makes me want to open up a tea shop and have all of these super relaxing chairs in fun fabrics)...
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Here's how the above chair could look, these are from Anthropologie right now and are being sold for close to $2000 (a reupholstery job that fit your personal decor would cost a lot less)...
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Large 6 x 9 quatrefoil rug black/cream $250 (stunning and an ab fab price)
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Quatrefoil always looks chic, as evidenced in the image below...

Antique round mirror $120 (I would spray paint this white or black depending on what room I put it in or maybe silver and put it above the yellow camper dresser above)...
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His and Hers Office Chairs $100/pair...
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Credenza $200 (paint this bad boy)...
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And you could have a good boy or girl ;) like the one below...
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source: Scandinavian Chic blog

Somebody stop me! I have about 10 more items that I could show, but I need stop somewhere. Please leave a message below or contact me at if you would like the link to any of these fantastic (if I don't say so myself) finds and it's free, like having a personal shopper. 


  1. that first dining set would be stunning re-finsihed. some of your other photos are not showing up? technology can be such a pain, huh!

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  3. Particularly liked the yellow lamp base and gray and yellow shade. While combining these two colors isn't something that comes to mind--I'm thinking that I wouldn't immediately think of a yellow blouse to go with a gray suit...but somehow they create an aura of sophistication, especially in a contemporary setting.

  4. have a great Craigslist in DC!! Yes, you should open up a little store and sell that stuff! Take care, Caroline

  5. I definitely think you should open a shop. Those yellow chairs! That yellow cabinet! A plexiglass coffee table! That entire dining room for $500!
    As you know from my recent post [thanks for the comments}, as a decorator I do a lot of scouring for vintage stuff, so I can tell you sincerely these are incredible finds. Wish you were doing this in Philly, it would save me a lot of legwork ;)

  6. Thanks for the support ladies! I may just open up that shop sometime soon I hope...wish you all lived closer :)!