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Craigslist Daydreams… The First Edition

While Robbie and Adam’s podcast episode is in the so-called “hopper”, I thought I’d share a new type of blog post that I was recently (and thankfully) persuaded to make public.

You see, I love shopping second-hand and if you’ve read this blog for any time at all, you probably already knew that. Craigslist is one of my favorite go-to’s when decorating on a budget. I’ve bought and sold on it. Designed with it. Heck, I’ve even gone on TV to sing its praises! (who remembers that fun little clip of TV “fame”?) I love Craigslist so much that I’ve even been known to browse it with no particular purchase in mind. I call these fun little sessions of scavenging indulgence “Craigslist Daydreams”. Basically, I see what kind of room I can pull together with only things available on Craigslist in my area at that particular moment. I’m officially the dorkiest Craigslist-er out there.

Bottom line, I think great style is highly personal and does not have to break the bank. Craigslist is just one tool in the decorating tool box to use when shopping for unique finds on a budget. This series is going to make that gloriously (and perhaps sometimes painfully) obvious. Chronic redecorators, look away. This will only make things worse.

 

All the items above where found on the evening of November 19th and their links are below. The total cost for this look amounts to $1,205. Not bad considering that’s what you’d probably spend on a single sofa at most mid-range retailers!

So, what are you waiting for?? If you’re in the Dallas area, I just made your decorating life infinitely easier. And if you’re not, well looks like you’ve got some scouting to do of your own. Don’t wait! Craigslist moves fast.

 

#1 – Landscape Oil painting, http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/art/4741777390.html

#2 – Steelcase red sofa, http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/fuo/4702855837.html

#3 – Vintage side table, http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/fuo/4737584399.html

#4 – Industrial chandelier, http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/fuo/4706021985.html

#5 – Wood and glass coffee table, http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/fuo/4769421056.html

#6 – Neutral wool rug, http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/fuo/4721944041.html

 

 

This story by Hilary Walker
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1 Comment

  • Reply Brooke of Fresh BiB January 2, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    You did it!!! Yay! So cool. The pendant light is greatness. I’ve been out of the blog loop lately with the biz and holidays and sickness. Just now catching up! Great work girl. Hope you are feeling wonderful and doin well. Xo

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