|Seriously long, beautiful, blue velvet tufted-back Louis XV-style sofa for $2500. Wow.|
Alright folks, obviously if I am going to start this year off right, I need to do a Craigslist Roundup post. I had high hopes for this search, since it is January/Organizing & Purging Month when people shed their belongings like a snake its skin, but I really wasn't blown away by the offerings. I also have certain criteria for these lists: things have to be something I like, somewhat unique, that I could consider using in a room I designed. It has to have a good photo. They also have to be cheap or reasonably-priced, which usually cuts the contenders in half! Man, people charge a lot of money for crap... However, I managed to find a few gems to tempt you with...
|60's-style chrome orb ceiling fixture for $75. I would change the light bulbs (OBVS) and maybe the colour of the wires. Could be cool, could be crap, requires inspection.|
|Mustard yellow (patterned?) velvet occasional chair for $175 OBO. Not sure of the style - is that art deco? victorian? dunno. walnut legs I would like to see close up. Could be a funky dose of colour in a room.|
|OK, check out this awesome victorian corner curio cabinet for $150. Pretty wood, pretty art glass, nice shape...|
|...with blue velvet lining and a light! WHAT!? So it's a light fixture too. It has two glass shelves - for holding bar glasses? Talk about unique...|
|Ikea swedish-style wool rug for $60. I don't love the colours, and mostly I just posted this because I have the same rug in Wills room but all in blues and I love it. People always ask me about it, and they haven't sold them in years, so here you go!|
|Conservative white chandelier for $75 OBO. Not totally my taste (I'm not into chrome) but a nice, neutral fixture for a decent price.|
|Plastic crystal and brass ceiling fixture for $20. Probably chintzy and complete crap, but for $20 worth a gander!|
So there you have it, the inaugural 2013 craigslist round-up post. I kind of feel like I could do better - there are treasures eluding me, I just know it. Do you like any? Hate any? Inspired? Think I'm a nutter with no taste at all? Common guys, lemme have it.