Below are my top finds in DC Metropolitan's Craigslist....
Shabby Chic Dresser $100 (great bones and simply sweet for a girls room or could be painted a manly shade of teal)
Swoop Armchair $120 (simple and sweet, could fit with any decor really)
7 Piece Brown Sectional $70 (great starter piece and looks so inviting for an afternoon snooze)
With all of the money you save on the above sofa, you could do this...
Jane from Pear Tree House via AP
Black Lacquer Buffet $125 obo (great buffet for a chic space...light blue walls, large gilt mirror and tons of liquor on top ;). if you're interested in making lemon verbana vodka, go here to a previous post i did)
Gorgeous Gilt Console Table $200 (no words...this is incredible!!!!!!!)
Vintage Striped Velvet $225 (fabulous shape and could go in a cream with green living room very easily)
French Style Cane Sofa $600 (so very Wisteria...i would re-upholster the cushion in a white/cream/celedon green linen and add to the sun room i don't have)
Or you could paint the trim of the above sofa in white like chairs in the image below (great for a beach home)...
Image: courtesy Wisteria
White Upholstered Living/Dining Room Chairs $250 (2 armless and 2 with arms...would look gorgeous around a black round table)
Chippendale Sofa with Matching Chair $125 (it's the ball and claw feet that have me loving these, paint them cream and upholster in Pantone's 2011's hottest color - honeysuckle)
8 x 10 West Elm Chevron Rug $125 (it's chocolate and cream with an oh so delicious price...don't you agree?)
I could show about a billion images with chevron rugs looking amazing, but I really love the Miles Redd bedroom below...
2 Vintage Velvet Chairs $150/pair (re-upholstery and paint...need i say more)
The chairs above could look as gorgeous as the pink velvet chair in this image...
Or the craigslist chairs could be painted black with mustard yellow velvet like these...
Faux Bamboo Desk & Hutch $225 (no harm is offering less for these beauties)
The desk above reminds me of the desk MOS painted awhile back, to see the post go here, they did a fabulous job as evidenced below...
Danish Mid-Century Armchair $178 (totally Mad Men)
Jonathon Adler Lampert Velvet Sofa $650 (wow...this is an incredible deal, you can't even get a large ikea sofa for this price. i see it in a guys hip living room, he could even get the coffee table way below and he's set, actually he could also purchase chevron rug above and he has an awesome living room for a little above $1000)
Lacquer Sofa Table $95 (great bones and just needs some touch up, but would be perfect behind a long velvet sofa)
Modern Coffee Table CB2 $300 (i would offer less, why not try)
Custom Jonathon Adler Modern Sofa $1400 (i know this is pricey, but you have to pop over to the post to read why they are selling it...some people have serious money. i don't think i need to add an inspirational image for this beauty...these people are already on the right track-nice orange lamp)
Green Velvet Sofa and Loveseat $900 (i would most def. offer less, but they are pretty hot pieces or break them up...i love love love the color green!!!)
3 Vintage Shield Back Chairs $90/all (great price and if the fabric is nice, then no need to re-upholster if it matches your decor)
Here's an inspirational photo for the chairs above, if you are tight on space then 3 chairs are perfect. I love the shield back...so Swedish...
And here's a similar chair from Wisteria for $549:
Swedish Rococo Painted Armchair $900 (had to add this Swedish beauty)...
Last, but not least...below are some great finds in honor of the Pantone color for 2011: Honeysuckle
4 Hot Pink Dining Chairs $200
Victorian Style Sofa $250
Shabby Chic French Settee $200 (the color is a tad off, but so cute)
Hope you are inspired to go buy second hand like I always am!