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New (to me) Craigslist Finds

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Last week I mentioned that I was on a major Craigslist kick.  I had listed a dozen items on the site and have sold a ton so far — I’ve made almost $400!

Before Logan was born I used to fix up furniture that no one wanted.  I bought this dresser from my sister-in-law in a sad state for $10.  I stripped it, painted it, added some knobs (not pictured) and pretty paper to the drawer fronts, and sold it for $175.   (sorry Kate, but thanks!)


This little table I found on a job site at work.  I picked it up for free, spray painted it green, and sold it for $45.  Not bad, eh?


With that cash burning a hole in my pocket I picked up a few goodies this week to fill the empty corners of our home. Craigslist is a great way to “trade up” for very little to no cost at all.  These pieces were great and I loved them, but I picked them up when we were living in a 1930s craftsman bungalow and they look out of place in our new house.  So, out with the old and in with the new, right?

Here are some of my new finds…

This side chair and Lane end table I actually found at Goodwill.  Both were priced at $10.   I think the chair will end up in the guest room.  I’m not sure we have a place for the table, but if I can’t find the perfect spot here I’m sure I can sell it for more than 10 bucks.

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I splurged a little on this nightstand ($60), but it’s so cute!  It was a fair price, I just usually like to find full blown steals, ya know?  It will go in the guest room, too.


The down side of Craigslist is that you have to act fast.  There were a number of items that I wanted that I didn’t get.  The mid-century couch and six drawer dresser that I mentioned in this post for example, I missed out on.  I’m still mourning the dresser big time (it was only $90! The next day I saw that someone had purchased it was reselling it for the more reasonable price of $200, but I just couldn’t pull the trigger knowing what I could have saved)  and Kirk is really bummed about the profit we could have made flipping that free couch.

Funny story: when I went to pick up the nightstand above that couch was in the sellers living room!  I had my hands on it and still missed out.  Sometimes I wish we owned a truck, but by the time I got one a few hours later it was gone.  So sad.


Author: Olivia @ Mid-Century Modern(ization)

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

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