Truly, I am addicted to Craigslist. I love finding furniture there! It is by far the best way to shop. I am not embarrassed to say most of the furniture in my home comes from Craigslist. When friends visit my home they are surprised at all of my finds and ask how I shop on Craigslist.
I am definitely not a pro, but I would say, if you know what you want… look all of the time. Don’t stop until you find it and get it!
I am a Craigslist shopper, but I KNOW what I am looking for. If I see something I need to have,
I JUMP on it!
Sometimes I will lose a piece, or two, or three, but that is part of the fun too.
Will I be the FIRST to get to the owner?
Will the piece with the fabulous lines, dovetail joints, and amazing craftsmanship go to ME?
I sure hope so!
Here is a piece that I had to have. (This is the “before” picture).
My husband always comes with me when I purchase through Craigslist. Safety is number ONE!
Sometimes he will say,
“You want THAT?”
“Are you sure?”
That’s when I say, “Yep, I am sure!”
I see the finished product in my head and if it has great lines,
I KNOW it is going to be a GEM!
Here is the finished “Dixie” Wardrobe…
As I painted it, I kept thinking of the person who was going to own this piece.
I wanted to make sure it was perfect! I thought of every detail and tried to make it special.
I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (ASCP) Paris Grey, whitewashed, and waxed the body. Inside the wardrobe on the drawers and outside trim Sherwin Williams, Creamy was used.
I also Mod Podged music on the shelves for an extra added surprise and detail.
Check out this beauty…
The lines on this piece are amazing…
The hardware is beautiful…
I call this a “Frenchie” wardrobe. It already went home with a family. I hope they enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it beautiful again!
I hope you like the transformation. Off to find another Craigslist Beauty!
If you would like to see how I whitewashed this piece you can see a tutorial here.
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