Do you shop Craig's List?
I've had great luck with Craig's List, personally and for clients.
Our TV stand was a Drexel Buffet I purchased from a woman who didn't want her mother-in-law's furniture in her dining room any longer. Score for me! I painted it and changed the hardware. Bam! Love it.
I've shopped the local Grand Rapids, Craig's List for what I think are the items with the best potential and worth the money. Warning: you really need vision (or a designer) to read this post.
Happy shopping! Just click on the link below each item.
This coffee table is unique and a major deal. I wish I could use it myself. This would look great mixed in with other more modern pieces.
I love the legs and rattan on this coffee table.
I love a marble top, and the detailed edges. I would probably paint the base of this table black. Otherwise it's a bit too faux tuscan for me.
Yes. Love this. Thinking about it for myself! I will say it doesn't fit the decor of this person's house, but this coffee table has so much potential!
These Herman Miller chairs would look fabulous against a large farmhouse table.
Yes, this chair is quite different, but that's what I like about it.
Restoration Hardware is selling chandeliers like this for anywhere from $2,000-$5,000. Someone should buy this for their dining room or bedroom.
Great, classic chair.
I wouldn't even paint this wood bench. It would be great in a kitchen or dining room, or even an entry with stylish pillows. You don't need to live in a farmhouse filled with antiques for this bench.
A Baker Furniture china cabinet? Yes. The glass detail on the doors is gorgeous.
I love this color and Herman Miller is always a classic.
Drexel is such a quality brand. I always get excited when I see their pieces on Craig's List.
This twin bed would be perfect for a kid's bedroom. You could leave the wood as is or paint it black or royal blue. (Can you tell I have boys?)
Those are all my local favorites! Was this helpful?
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