Sunday, February 8, 2009

Craigslist Finds

I have been laid up this weekend with a bum ankle and have spent way too much time on my computer. I mean, how often can a girl update her Facebook status? :-)

One of the things that helped pass the time was perusing Austin's Craigslist. I'm not in the market for anything specific right now, but it's fun to look. Here are some of the great deals I found...
Can you believe this West Elm dhurrie rug (8'x5') is just $40?
This patio set is just $95.
Need a new leather sofa? This one's just $500.
This whole bedroom set (full bed, dresser, chest & mirror) is just $215 -- a steal!

This Craigslist is selling her IKEA Ektorp loveseat for $120. An off-white slipcover is just $40 or so, which would make this a great CL find.
Here's an Ektorp leather sofa for just $300.

This dresser and mirror is just $75.

This style is hot, hot, hot right now, and it's just $150.

The listing calls this an armoire. It's 41" wide, and I'm thinking it'd be perfect for today's flat-screen TV's. In fact, this is one piece that I might be interested in myself.

Something about this antique trunk is intriguing to me. At $200, it's not a steal, but that's not outrageous, either.

I used to think it'd be fun to mosaic an antique mantel. This one's $175, which is a great deal, if you've ever priced them. That fireplace insert comes with it, though I wouldn't want it.

This sweet table is the best deal -- $50 or best offer. It is an antique game table. I sure wish I had room for something like that right now.

In the market for a full-size bed? This antique one is just $75.

This antique armoire needs a little work, but for just $50, that's totally worth it.

Isn't Craigslist shopping fun?

Just a reminder about this Friday's first Friday Cocktail blog party. Feel free to add the Friday Cocktail button on my sidebar. To upload the YouTube video, once you're at YouTube and at the video you want, there's a little section to the top right of the video itself. It says something like "embed URL." Copy that and then paste it into the body of your post.

I'll get Mr. Linky situated, and you'll come here to include the permalink of your post (not the general blog link). So easy! I hope you'll join us.


Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I have looked at Craigs list in our area and usually don't see anything great. I love all of these that you have shown. And yes, I would LOVE to mosaic a mantel someday too!

Amber said...

Thanks for keepin' the cocktails flowing while I'm out of commission! Love that dhurrie rug and the chest especially. Some great finds! Just think, I may have my van w/ me in SA this summer...all the better to haul home some Austin CL finds! :-)

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Ya know....Your craigs list are THE best!! Ours has nothing in comparison!

Eat it up with a spoon!

Cote de Texas said...

I need to check out our Craig's list - this is inspiring!!!!

desiree@lookiloos said...

Great finds. I love craigslist.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I'd love to get my hands on that round table! Great Craigs List finds. I don't think our Craigs Lists are as wonderful as yours!

mary said...

Wow - we have nothing like that! actually - that is probably a good thing.........
sorry about your ankle - heal well.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Okay, I'm technologically challenged, but I'll try the UTube thing; I might need a detailed tutorial, though! I'll start trying now, so maybe I'll be ready by Friday! Have a good week!

Lisa said...

Speaking of Facebook statuses, lol, is it a sprain? :-( (I just saw that.)

I can't get over the great craigslist items in your area. It is not that way here, as I've told you.

If I come to Austin this summer I'm brining my trailer. ;-)

Drama queens mum said...

I love Craigslist.

mary said...

I so need that fireplace surround! Before I make another trip down south, I need to check your CL. How's your ankle today?

Anonymous said...

wow Those looks great! I liked that Leather Furniture.