CraigsList Finds: Spring is Sprung 2018 Edition

First, a formatting update: we’ve noticed that when the CraigsList posts come down, the image also comes down, and makes these entries look like crap. So from now on we are putting screenshots of items in as well as clickable links so a) historic posts aren’t a mess of images no longer available and b) so we have a record of the fantabulous recommendations we’ve made over the years and readers can pick up (or put down) the aesthetic vibe. Now… on to our regularly scheduled program.

This is the BEST time of year for finds thanks to spring cleaning, so it’s more of a challenge for us to choose things to include, vs struggling to find things to populate a post. No shortage of awesome this week, folks. So let’s get er done, eh?

These are on Kijiji as well, and we won’t be surprised if they are gone before the weekend is out given their architectural flair. The chairs are made of plastic and wood and are like, totally designer (though this designer does also have pieces at Ikea, because Scandinavia). Would be great as accent chairs in a living room that can double for dining if you’re space challenged. Ot if you want 2 new chairs at the heads of the dining table, here’s a cheap and cheerful solution!

 

 

Not bad if you need a simple piece that doesn’t cost much, has a bit of structure to it and will be able to integrate nicely with existing furniture and throw pillows you may already have. You literally can never go wrong with a grey couch. Except if you already have like 3 grey couches… then maybe consider something in a not grey? (cause ya, that’s boring)

 

 

 

 

Even if you just pick this set up for the imitation Eames chairs, which can go from $75-$100 ea, this is a great deal! Admittedly the photo quality is not the best, but it’s pretty clear that this is a modern set that will fit in to most established styles and profiles. You can’t see it from this photo but the table is actually on wheels, so it could do that condo table doubling as an island type thang if you’re taxed for space.

 

 

MCM Glass Coffee Table $150

Vintage teak coffee table $150

They put it out there right away that this is so reasonably priced because there’s a small chip in the glass, but it’s hardly noticeable, and this is a gorgeous piece for the price. A steal of a deal! A once in a lifetime opportunity… Ok well maybe not ONCE, but it’s fab. And MCM. And better than laminate.

Or if you’re feeling a little more modern, a little less woodsy, and all about the smoked glass, might I suggest something in a chrome round coffee table? Again, a steal of a deal, and we love the furniture it’s pictured with, actually, but as a stand alone piece, this would integrate seamlessly into pretty much any living room, except maybe not one with little little people…Maybe keep this one for the 10+ year olds.

Calling all Sarahs!!!! This bar stool is indeed a part of pop culture history, it MAY even be from the era of Much Music ACTUALLY playing music videos ( at all, or least 50% of the time) . All of you who still find yourself tapping in channel 29 on the remote when it’s time for a commercial know exactly what we are talking about. As mentioned, the major caveat with this find is that it has the name Sarah on it. Which you can paint over I guess, or give it as a gift to a Sarah. Which was indeed a very popular name for women of a certain age and generation who… Miss Speaker’s Corner and are all about the channel 29 reflex.

 

Anyone who spends any time on Craigslist is well familiar with the significant selection of ‘shabby chic’ and repurposed furniture available… and the % of said furniture that has not been improved by the repainting/refinishing efforts of the person posting. So rarely is an MCM piece updated nicely, in fact, that the number of times a piece like this has been included on the Craigslist Find posts can probably be counted on 1 hand.. or maybe 2 fingers? This is a fresh, fun piece that has retained its stylistic integrity while at the same time being fresh, clean and a perfect addition to a kitchen or dining area in need of a small display area… and an enclosed space to store your precious placemat collection… and those plates your mother in law bought you that you have to ‘use’ on ‘special occasions’.

 

Happy hunting, y’all! Spring has…. (aside form those daily flurries that will not %&*# off) sprung?

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Couch Surfing on a Sunday

Just when you think winter has given us the go ahead…. Surprise! You started to believe, didn’t you?!?! Just like a Toronto Maple Leafs fan, the minute you start to say, ‘Well maybe this year..’ you’re done for. It’s not spring yet, you fool! SIT DOWN! On a couch. With some tea and Netflix. We got another week of this at least. In case you forgot: it’s Canada. Hooray? Well at least we have the internet, and couches. As in new couches, cause why not?

HOWE SOFA $1,260.00 from ElteMarket.com

A Iittle more on the expensive side for sure, but the “lower” expensive side… Just a little of the on trend brass leg, but it’s delicate and smoky all at the same time. Like the couch equivalent of a London Fog tea in a yummy mug.

But while we are fantasizing… What about a little of this?!?!? It’s like quilted marshmallow.

 

GUS* MODERN AUBREY SOFA $2,450.00 – $2,658.25 (CAD) from ModernKaribou.com 

And this is a cotton candy dream smoothie. Velvet and everything.

GRAMERCY 3-seater sofa $499 from structube.com 

And then I saw this and was like sorry, how much? Great for a little sunshine-y book nook!!

CIRRUS sofa $1099 from article.com 

And for a velvet sofa that is as glam as it is fresh front lawn? Not a bad price. You can’t go much lower than this in price point with design like that.

COOL 3-seater sofa $499 from Structube.com 

And one more from Structube for good measure, this one is also super ‘cool’. Love the piping, and that price, obvs. A bit difficult these days to find sofas not from the usual suspects to be honest we need more online selection in Canada!

Last but definitely not least, this was our fave from Ikea’s new PS 2017 collection which hit stores in February. Washable covers, and a light and airy design with substantial cushions, you could have this as part of your backyard lounge scene or in your living room, and it would be perfectly at home in either setting.

Happy Surfing Afternoon!

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