Friday, November 26, 2010

Fridays Finest

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Domino

Jeanine Hays, of AphroChic, recently posted about this Domino image, stating that it was the inspirational photo that launched AphroChic.  And I remember it fondly...the cheerful chairs, clean lines, white walls mixed with a few antiques and the adorable little girl. Anyway, it now has inspired me to do a Craigslist Finest post on it. All of the comparable's below are on DC's Craigslist and if you would like the link, just post a comment...

Gorgeous mirrored coffee cross table $300 (i love this coffee table and because it looks too dark i would spray paint it in silver...metallic spray paints don't come in low voc, so please remember to spray outside)
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Crate and Barrel Sofa $550 (almost the exact match...can you see it???)
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Solid Organic Cotton Pillow from Fabricadabra on sale for $25 (fabricadabra carries fabulous inexpensive organic pillow covers)
OC021 Solid organic cotton pillow cover Raspberry

Pair of French Provincial Armchairs $380/pair (a few coats of Ben Moore Dove White will transform these chairs...remember to do it before you take it to the upholsters)
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Re-upholster the above chairs in Rubie Green East Village Upholstery Fabric $90/yard (instead of stripes...how about fun chevron and you will only need about 4 yards or less)
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Silhoutte Black and White $90 (AphroChic's awesome pillows will add some comfort to the chairs above)
Silhouette Black & White
A side note of interest, AphroChic is on sale until Monday:
AphroChic Black Friday Sale!

Round wood side table $90 (simple, clean and useful)
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Wooden Table Lamp $5 (uh...incredible price, just get rid of the shade and buy a black drum shade)
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Spray paint the above lamp in this:
Krylon H20 Yellow Sea Spray Paint $4.99/can (the H2O line is lower in VOC and I use it all of the time b/c it doesn't smell as bad and is latex based, instead of oil like all spray paint)

Fun and Modern Chandelier $129 (not exactly like the one above, but totally cool don't you think?)
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Large Silver/White Mirror $75 (simple and clean...excellent accompaniment to the rest of the space and great price)
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Rugs: It is rather difficult to find good rugs on Craigslist, so I would recommend a cotton or wool rug in lieu synthetic.

Madeline Weinrib Golden Rod Cotton Rug (okay, since you have saved a fortune from buying on CL, then why not spend a pretty penny on a gorgeous Madeline Weinrib rug...need to contact for details)

West Elm Andalusia Rug 8 x 10 $459 cotton/wool (a fairly inexpensive comparable)
Andalusia Rug

And for the wall art, how about a hot pink feather boa spun around a piece of round cardboard.
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Hope you all were inspired! If you need a link to any of the items, then please just leave a comment below...

3 comments:

  1. Hot pink and yellow--colors that make you feel cheerful and energetic...add a dash of black for boldness and you are an instant trendsetter...really like your Craig's List trolling this week.

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  2. The pink stripe painted French chairs are fantastic...maybe paired with WE yellow medallion rug...so fun!

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  3. I look forward to this feature every week!

    Also, thank you so much for listing me in your blogroll! (Love that!)

    I have you on my "Crazy About" blog list as well and yesterday mentioned you and Fresh Quince in a post. Tried to email you about it, but your email comes up as "noreplyblogger" so not sure you got it. Hope it brings some readers your way. Happy holiday season!

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