This week I’m mixing it up! I decided to feature some of my favorite Craig’s List finds from MG Cities New York & Chicago. If you like it, next week I’ll hit LA, Dallas, and Houston!
If the above lucite and brass chandelier was within a 60 mile radius from me, it would be mine! Sight unseen! I love it…perfect for a little bathroom.
You certainly have to look past the bad photography and out-dated upholstery when searching through the pages and pages of listings. Look for quality pieces by Baker & Hickory Chair and don’t be scared to get specific. Looking for a Quatrine Slipcover Sofa? Just search it, you never know!
Mid Century Mirror – someone please buy this!
Hickory Chair Sofa – classic lines, redo it in a punchy fabric!
Vintage Picture Frames for your DIY art projects.
Oil Landscape – I love the soft colors
Baker Credenza – huuuuuuge credenza, perfect for your roomy loft.
Pointers for wheeling & dealing on Craig’s List:
#1 – Use Common Sense. If someone wants to wire you money sight unseen before they leave on their honeymoon (yes, I’ve gotten that email), it’s probably too good to be true. Use discretion when responding to questionable emails. Also people will low-ball you. Be prepared to counter.
#2 – Try to meet in a very public place, and do not go alone.
#3 – Bring Cash to purchase & Only Accept Cash (Or Money Order)
#4 – Prepare for disappointment. I tried in vain to sell an antique sofa & chair. After annoying several no-shows and nearly giving them away, I consigned at a local Auction House and came out ahead. Don’t get desperate, and be patient. Post your items under multiple categories. It’s free after all!
#5 – Key Search Words – Just a few I use: Baker Furniture, Hickory Chair, Lucite, Acrylic Furniture, Oil Landscapes, Regency, Vintage, New Sofa, Campaign Furniture, bamboo…what key search words do you use? Good luck and happy hunting!