Thursday, October 16, 2008

Hooked On...

I've mentioned my friend, Julia's blog, Hooked on Houses, quite a few times. She's hosting a "Hooked On" party this week. We can pick anything we want, as long as we're hooked on it. Well, it's no surprise I'm hooked on Austin's Craigslist. Here are some of this week's best deals...
This prefab hutch is just $35, which is a great price for a piece that could be used on a patio, sunporch or laundry room.

For $150, this china hutch could be yours.

Perhaps you'd prefer this china hutch for just $125.


The preceding two photos are of a French provincial set -- china hutch, table and chairs -- for $300.

This armoire is just $100.

$75 is a great price for this table, especially if you want to turn it into something like Penny from Lavender Hill Studio did.

This neat antique table is just $60.

Perhaps you don't have the mosaic expertise Penny has, so these two preceding tables offer a little lip on the top surface to make your mosaic a little easier. The first table is just $60, and the second table is just $8!

This mid-century table is just $40.

Need a mid-century chair? This one's just $25.

This one's only $15!

This pair of chairs is only $45.


I bought an antique bedroom set through Craigslist shortly after we moved to Austin. Not only is it a gorgeous set for only $325, but it has a wonderful provenance, as well. I have not seen quite that good a deal since then, but this set is pretty neat. For just $400, you can have the full-size bed, tall chest, vanity and bench.

This glass-top table is just $100. I think it'd be wonderful with a black-painted base. It'd make a great outdoor or sunporch table.

Speaking of patios, this set is just $200.
This patio set is only $150.

And if you need an outdoor room, this gazebo is $200. Honestly, I don't know if that's a great price, but ever since I saw what Art did with his outdoor space, I've wanted one of these tented gazebos.

Finally, I'm seeing mirrors similar to this one all over blogland and in decorating magazines these days. This one can be yours for just $40.

And maybe, just maybe, this is my favorite find of the day. This chair is just $50. Don't you just love the fabric? I so don't need any new furniture, but man, if I did. Or if I had a store or a booth somewhere. Sigh...

Finally, one of the reasons I'm hooked on Craigslist is because of the funny ads. Here's the latest one...
have boardwalk, looking for a park place (austin)

alright, I have the boardwalk game peice, and am looking for park place.

given the high number of people on here with it, I'm only offering a 99/1 split.

anyone interested?


Wonder what this guy will pay for a Get Out of Jail Free card?

22 comments:

leaca said...

Wow! Our Craigslist never yields finds like this. Nice finds.

Jan and Tom's Place said...

What awesome finds!!!

Bella Casa said...

Those pair of white chairs look so comfortable! I hardly ever check out Craigs List, I should start looking, never know what you will find ;)

Bella

dec0r8or said...

The last time you posted your Craigslist finds, I decided to go check MY local Craigslist, and didn't find ANY bargains like you did. People want way too much money for their stuff in Albany...lol. So when are you opening your shop, woman? You'd make a killing!

Hooked on Houses said...

I can't believe all these great finds. No wonder you're hooked! Thanks for joining the party, Sandra. I always know I can count on you. -Julia :-)

Pat 2 Back Porch Musings said...

Wow...do I need to talk J into driving the old Silverado to Austin and renting a trailer, or what!!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

That's it! I am renting a Uhaul and heading over to Austin! What great buys...thanks for the mention!!

Jerri Lynn @ Southern Sassyness said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that chair! Austin Craigslist is the bomb!

Ms. Tee said...

Wow,your Craigslist has much better stuff than ours. :)

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Yep...that craigslist of yours beats the band!!

mishebe said...

I love Craiglist too. and i have been lucky selling and buying on it. mishelle

Rue said...

Holly moly! I wish our Craig's list was that great. I love that chair too :)

rue

Millie said...

Wow I do love a good bargain Sandra. It's just unfortunate (or as my husband would think) fortunate, that the Pacific Ocean & a $4,000 airfare separates us!
Millie ^_^

mary said...

I am sad to say that our Craigslist has not caught up with yours :( However, the last time you posted about furniture, I ended up with a Craiglist puppy! Have a wonderful weekend and give my precious niece and nephew a hug.

duchess said...

What great pieces. I love browsing through Craigslist as well.
I can always find a place to put a good deal. :)

Thanks for stopping by earlier.

Amber said...

I always enjour your Austin CL finds (and funnies!) I like the last chair best, too. Is it crewel or faux crewel?

Darlene said...

Hi Sandra,

Thanks for stopping by. I LOVE that first piece. I have never been on Craigs List. Maybe I should start checking it out. Great deals that you are showing!

parisapartment said...

Great pieces, who knew?
I had a good time reading your older posts and just added your fab blog to my blogroll :)

angela | the painted house said...

Holy cow! Your craigslist is SO MUCH better than mine. :(

Nola @ Alamo North said...

Oh Gosh! I'm looking through your Craig's list photos....it looks like my house! I've got lots of similar items, maybe I should be selling on the Dallas Craig's List!!!

Cote de Texas said...

very very funny comment you left! I love it!!!!

love that chair too! I never look on Craigslist - I think I need to!

niartist said...

Tee-hee-hee, I'll admit, I loved that tent set-up too. Putting the thing back in the box was a chore, so much so that I left it half-in, half-out. Thanks for the mention though! :)