Mid-Century Modern(ization)

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I Want to Buy All the Things!


I’ve been on a Craigslist kick lately.  It all started because I listed the two rugs from the den and laundry room that we don’t have a use for anymore now that I’ve replaced them.  Then I finally got my act together and took photos of a few other projects I’ve had laying around gathering dust (an antique school desk, a vanity, a Lane cedar chest, and an early 19th century end table that I refinished pre-baby and never sold).

Then, since we suddenly had so much room to fill — and a little cash in our pockets from those sales — I started looking at other listings.  This is what I found.  No links because I’m selfish and might actually go buy some of these things!

I would looove this little nightstand for the guest room.  Most of the furniture I listed on Craigslist has been living in that room so it’s looking pretty naked these days.  I love that plant/pot too!


This dresser looks a wreck, but it’s priced accordingly and I’m sure it could be fixed up easily enough.  This would also work well in the guest bedroom.


OMG.  I love this couch.  I’d put it in the den in a heartbeat if I found $1200 laying on the sidewalk to put toward it.


And this chair is fabulous.  It’s only $40.  If there were two I would make them mine and put them in the living room in front of the paneled wall.  The contrast would be stellar.  But alas, there is only the one. Whomp, whomp.


These chairs would be cute seating in the laundry room. Dirt cheap for vintage, too (even if they are knock-offs).


This slat bench would also work well in the laundry room or even as a coffee table in the den.  Hmmm…


This rattan rocking chair is precious.  Guest room?  The master?  It’s so quirky, I love it.


And this couch is ugly as sin, but I’m pretty sure it’s an Adrian Pearsall original making it worth several thousand dollars.  Of course it needs to be completely reupholstered, but it’s listed in the free section.  Free!


And this because wow.  Would love to have some awesome outdoor seating like this.  Can’t afford it though.  Sigh.


If any of these goodies make their way into our home I’ll be sure and let you know!



Author: Olivia @ Mid-Century Modern(ization)

I am a wife, mother, and writer. I am also a crafting, furniture-refinishing, home-designing nut.

4 thoughts on “I Want to Buy All the Things!

  1. Craigslist is addictive. I need a pair of matching slat benches. More like ‘want’ but it’s turned into ‘need’. I’m sure you appreciate where I’m coming from.

  2. Pingback: New (to me) Craigslist Finds | Mid-Century Modern(ization)

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