I get a kick out of posting funny Craigslist ads, but the truth is, there are so many good deals on Austin's Craigslist, I really need to make more money. I decided to share a few of them with you. (Note: These are just what I've found in recent ads, not that I'm going to buy any of them).
Need an armoire? I know this one is dated, but for no more than what this thing costs, you could paint it and have a really nice piece for not a lot of dough -- $90.
Like French country? How about this pretty china hutch? It's only $80.
Or if you prefer an entire set, this vintage set comes with table (+3 leaves), four chairs (I love the needlepointed seats) and china cab (sorry the pic is sideways) for just $500 OBO. I'd offer $400 and see what happens.
Into mid-century decor and turquoise? How about this beauty? Not a steal at $250, but it looks like it's in great condition, and I'd bet the owner would barter.
This piece isn't cheap, but the owner supposedly paid $500 for it and is asking $190. I can see a lot of potential in this little antique dresser.
I remember seeing a bed similar to this in a decorating magazine several years ago. That bed and the room it was in was one of my faves for a long time. This bed's not quite as special as the one in the magazine, but for $50, it ain't bad.
Know how expensive home theater seating can be? This leather set was $3500 new and is just $1200 on CL.
With a little TLC, this rattan sofa would be nice on a patio or in a sunroom. Not bad for just $50.
I've found quite a few bargains for myself on Craigslist, but after seeing this little sampling of deals, you know why it's very dangerous for me to even look. Good thing we have a pickup! Now if only I had more funds. :-)
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