Austin Craigslist, Cheapskate Edition
Craigslist is littered with asshats who think their doo stained sofas should fetch 1st Dibs prices, but you can’t let that stop you from using the craig for good and not for evil. To be perfectly honest, it’s been a while since I checked in and zoned out on tables and chairs. Today I had a few extra minutes to search for treasure, and I was a little surprised by all the awesomeness I found among the mirrows, rod iron, and chester drawers. Of course, much of said stuff was Knoll and therefore astronomically expensive, but I did find a few cheap and shiny gems. Warning, many crappy pictures shall follow. People, please learn how to use a camera so you can stop making our blog ugly. Thank you.
That’s right. Smoked glass and brass coffee table. $65 here. Shazam!
Mirrored coffee table. Cool shape but those flowers are dumb. It wants to be painted black so badly. Can you help it? $60 here.
Neato chrome chair — would look amazing floating in a room where you could see it from all angles. Gold star for decent photography. $60 here.
I actually opened up photoshop for this, just so you could see the majesty of this sweet little bedroom set in all its glory. $150 here.
It’s got the Mediterranean flava. $35 here.
Pair it with this light. $50 here.
And this rug. $120 here.
And hey, why not this pair (yes, two) of square topped, vintage pedestal tables? $25 here.
Or skip the trad trend and get retro with a pair of square brass mirrored tables. I like these better for our room, anyway. $90 here. The hideous photography is free. You’re welcome.
This will also go nicely in our fantasy room. Antique buffet with clean lines and pretty wood. $75 here.
In a totally different room (like, my living room) lives this huge heavy black lacquer 70s coffee table with BRASS base. $45. Within walking distance of my house. Why have I not bought this again? Did I forget to put the link in? Silly me.
Finally, this is not really cheap ($350 here) but I love the shape. The vaguely southwestern pattern/palette is potentially troubling, but I say you just Nagel the bleep out of that shit.
Perfect! And only $10.
And there you have it. Obviously I have rekindled my craig obsession, which is bad since I need more furniture like Oprah needs more celebrities to tell her how AMAZING!!!! she is. Now go buy one of these things, send me a picture of it in its new home, and I will post it.
As long as the picture is good.