Craigslist is one of the best resources for buying and selling used items. Unfortunately it can be overwhelming to sift through thousands of results when you're trying to find something special. Here are some tips to help you become a Craigslist pro!
ACT FAST – Craigslist is an excellent spot for used designer goods. You can sometimes find the real thing or a knock off. Use key terms like “MCM” for “Midcentury Modern”, or the name of the designer you are on the lookout for. Continue Reading
So yesterday I was perusing Craigslist looking for a room divider, and I came upon the weirdest thing. The tower/stand pictured above. How I got there searching for room dividers, I have no idea. The point is, there it was. A 20 foot tower. The seller says its big enough for two people “with room to spare”. (This room-for-a-buddy info is important because around these parts people use towers like this for deer hunting.) Personally, I think it’s super cool and, yes, a little weird, but that’s what you gotta love about Craigslist. Continue Reading
Amanda found the goofy lamp pictured above courtesy of Craig and transformed it into the PB inspired lamp pictured below. The original costs $269, whereas Amanda’s knock off set her back $29.34. (Can I get a ‘whoop-whoop’ for Amanda?!)
To replicate her outstanding results, we’ll need a eyesore of a lamp, but lucky for us, Craigslist (and thrift stores and garage sales) is populated heavily with such things.
Here’s a list of materials Amanda used for the project:
The Eames Lounge (670) and Ottoman (671) set by Herman Miller is, to me, not only the most iconic piece of mid-century design, but the most perfect piece of furniture. Ever. And a new one in cherry or walnut start at $3,000, and a 50th anniversary chair in Santos Palisander rosewood starts at about $4,500, with authentic vintage chairs fetching that much or more.
My new-to-me Frank Doerner copy, on the other hand, cost me just over $100. Continue Reading