Sunday, January 5, 2014

Craigslist finds

As the sunroom construction work should hopefully be done in less than a week, (works have been nonexistent since last time I updated you) I have been keeping my eyes open for some furnishing for that room.
Most of the stuff will be pulled out from other room and "storage" (not that we have that much...but still).
A few things we were looking at, and this is what we bough yesterday.
An American Signature Love seat in great shape and super comfy. 
I had been looking at lots of different options. Either the "look" was right, but uncomfortable. Or nice to sit on, but 

way more than what I wanted to spend. 
color is tan, beige with green undertones (according to light) 
 Then I spotted this one,
from a nice area, 4 minutes from our house, $50.
Really?
This is sturdy, clean, well kept and well made (American Signatures).
No funky smell I might add. 
That helps. 
When we walked in, the house was well kept and clean. 

For $50 we took it home...and now sits temporarily in our living room.
Same day different time,
we picked up 2 super sturdy, all wood bookshelves, with 3 shelves each (not pictured).
They were asking $5 each.
Yes, both please.
One bookshelf will soon be turned into something totally different.
Can you guess what that would be?

A total of $60 well spent.

Stay Frugal,
Daniela
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13 comments:

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

Love the loveseat! Great find. I haven't had the courage to delve into Craiglist furniture, but maybe one of these days....xoKathleen

NanaDiana said...

I love it, Dani. That is a perfect piece and well-made and looks uber comfy. xo Diana

Suzan Oxenreider said...

Love your new sofa!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a great buy on that sofa Daniela...it looks so comfy!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Daniela,
What a treasures you found!
What are you using the one bookshelf for? Maybe on its face as a table?
You will come up with something special and pretty that's for sure.
Enjoy your work on the new room and hope it gets done soon.
It is very cold down here we will have -10°C tonight and -12°C tomorrow and that is without the windchill factor... Nippy.
Hugs,
Mariette

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

You are the best at finding great stuff at great prices Daniela! It's gonna be great whatever you do!

Cynthia said...

Great finds. $50 wow, looks in good shape.

Cynthia

Amy of While Wearing Heels said...

What great finds. Makes me want to go look through Craigslist right now!

must love junk said...

Don't you love a bargain? Yours look great! Hmmm...wonder what you're gonna do with the bookcase? Something super creative, I'm sure :)
Susan

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Daniela,
Happy Anniversary to both of you!
We could use a bottle of Moscato now...
Hugs,
Mariette

living-simply-free.com said...

I adore your loveseat it looks so comfortable I'd want to sink right in. As for the bookcases, I'm not even going to guess, you are so creative I'll just wait and see.

Laurie @ Laurie's Little Bits of Creativity, etc. said...

Beautiful loveseat! I was able to find an IKEA sofa with a sofa cover on our local Craigslist last year for a great price. It's always a great feeling when you find a bargain. Great deal on the bookshelves too! Can't wait to see what you do with them.

Revi said...

Nice finds! :)I need some shelving...and $5 would fit the budget nicely.