I am a habitual Craigslist-er. H and I furnished our entire house with Craigslist finds when we first got married, and over the years I have used Craigslist to sell the old stuff and slowly upgrade. I still search my local Craigslist just to see what's out there, and I'm always finding great things that I think have so much potential. That's the deal with Craigslist...you have to be willing to look past ugly upholstery and crappy pictures to see something fabulous!
Since I love doing this so much, I figured I would turn it into a series on the blog. I'll change up the cities each time! I love searching other cities just to see what's out there. First up, Charlotte, NC!
This couch is super long and has great lines. How fab would it look upholstered in a navy velvet?
These chairs are so fun. I really do like the yellow, but I think I'd upholster the seat in a patterned fabric (les touches, perhaps?) and paint the chair a sleek gold. A great way to add some classic glam to a breakfast nook!
I also really love this octagonal glass table. I would leave it as-is, and add some skirted chairs with a bold pattern.
This bamboo shelf would make a fabulous bar cart. I love that it almost looks like tortoise shell.
This is a really awful picture, but this is a really awesome dining set. I've been looking for something like this for my breakfast nook. I'd either leave the chairs white, or paint them a sleek black, maybe with a vinyl seat in faux ostrich.
Speaking of alabaster lamps...
These are chairs are a little high for me, but they are just too amazing not to include. I'd leave the tulip base white, but the rest is really filled with endless possibilities! I think the best bet is to leave the seat black, and paint the arms and back gold.
And last but certainly not least, this.
The best part? That's not even the painting you'll get. The one your purchase is guaranteed to look "very similar to" the one you see here. I can't even.