Trolling Craigslist… Louisville!

Its been a while since I trolled Craigslist in Louisville. It’s almost like I’ve stopped prioritizing shopping in cities that I have no ability to purchase in. Nay, folks. I’m still here and so is Craig. And Louisville was VERY fruitful this week.

Trolling Craigslist Louisville

I mean, get your phones ready, Louivillians. There is SUCH good stuff here.

Vintage Office chairs and stools

1. Set of Vintage Rolling Desk Chairs $75 On the count to ten after this post is published I’d guarantee you that these are gone. Why? Because these are the trifecta of a good steal. Such a nice shape. A totally lovely color (olive is on its way back, folks) and that price is RIDICULOUS. Congratulations lucky buyer. You done got yourself a STEAL.

2. Awesome Barstools $150 Yes. Weird modernists stools kinda scream 80’s but in the right environment they make such a statement.

sofa blue chairs and peacock chair

3.Mid Century Sofa $475 Not cheap, but sure is pretty. Like The Olsen twins clothing line. I mean, who can afford that stuff? But on them it just looks so lovely.

4. Setf of 4 Retro Chairs $50 YES!!! Cobalt is having a moment (its having a lifetime over here in my world). Grab these. They are wonderful.

5. Bamboo Thonet Style Rocker $25 It’s a Thonet. Its sculptural. Its $25. Yes.

vintage desk and chairs

6. Pair of Bertoia Style Chairs $75 So stupid. Two Bertoiia chairs for $75? Even if you can’t find two more for less than $400 that is still such a steal.

7. Vintage School Desk $35 Cute color, good price.

8. Peacock Chair $50 Great peacock chair. EXCELLENT price.


vintage chairs and table

9. Anthro Style Arm Chair $35 In the right environment this chair is fun and retro. Crazy lady cool. Like

10. Mid Century Side Chair $40 Not incredible. But that is a good price for a lovely chair.

11. Sheaf of Wheat Coffee Table $80 It takes a very specific space to pull this off. I’m thinking mid-century southwestern with lots of neutrals , leathers, pottery, etc. It’s a hard one, but for the right person its a good piece.
Deco sofa vintage desk

12. Deco Style Sofa $50 OKEEEEEEEEE maybeeeeeee this was a mistake. When they said ‘deco’ i think we all know that means 80’s which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, right? But unless you are Kelly Wearstler herself, I would skip this. But Kell, doll, grab this and prove us all wrong, won’t you?

13. Industrial Desk $50 Yes. So cute, interesting, masculine, nice scale and at $50? It writes itself.

Sorry, its been a while, but trolling Craigslist is BACK!! Where to next, folks?

  1. Katie


  2. Jenny

    New Orleans!

  3. Sarah

    I second New Orleans!!

  4. Clary

    Always love your Craigslist finds Emily! I’m terrible and finding anything when searching. What are your favorite keywords? Thanks!

  5. Chandra

    I literally said out loud do I know anyone in Louisville. Cray.

  6. I am a Louisvillian. In fact, those olive rolling desk chairs are not far from me. I do need something more comfortable for sitting in my sewing studio. Olive is not me (I’m a blue freak like you), but for the price, reupholstering might not be too bad of an add-on. Might have to check them out.

    The cobalt chairs are already gone. Rats! Cobalt is my jam.

    • Who would you suggest for upholstery ? I have a love seat I need recovered.

  7. Jean Gonsier-Gerdin


  8. Sue

    If you really want a challenge, try to find something good in RI.

  9. Olivia K


  10. jenn

    Oh man, I’m a louisvillian too and these are some great finds. Missed out on the Bertoia style chairs, drats! If I had the space I’d love those olive ones too. I think I might be addicted to chairs.

  11. Suz


  12. Trish

    I’m putting my vote in for Sacramento, too!

  13. Jamie

    Vancouver! Rep a Canadian city in there :-)

    • Alissa C

      I agree – Vancouver!

  14. Forrest

    San Antonio!

  15. Soooo I think this pretty much the best troll ever. I kinda want to make the 4 hour drive to KY just to grab that set of chairs! (Alas, my husband would flip) And that peacock chairs?! Hummunah hummunah hummunah – did you see the note that there are four available?! Good times to be had by all (or at least four people).

  16. Amanda

    Re-visit Minneapolis!

  17. Emily

    Seriously wishing I lived in KY!!! Miami, please! :)

  18. Tasha

    Norfolk, Virginia!!!!! Use your skills girl!

  19. Sara

    Dang that WAS good…Do Long Island! (Eastern so those Manhattanites won’t take our stuff)

  20. Monica

    Just got a little too excited to see you Trolling my fair city!

    Already missed the Bertoia chairs :-( drat!!
    Seriously tempted by the peacocks…

  21. Molly


  22. Jamie Lawler

    San Diego!

  23. tammyCA

    Seriously great stuff in Louisville..I can’t get over those ridiculously low prices!

  24. Des Moines! Please!

  25. Hannah


  26. I’d love for you to do Columbia, SC! But I’d settle for anywhere in the state! :)

  27. Karen

    One of these days will you post your “Craigslist Shopping Tricks”? Like, what search terms do you put in when you go trolling? Do you set up “alerts”?, etc. I know you don’t go through posting by posting, so you must have a shortlist you use. Please share!

  28. Laura

    Kansas City, please!

  29. Catherine

    Phoenix! I have a storage space that is just dying to be filled up again…

  30. Judy H.


  31. I’m not that much of a online reader to be honest but your blogs really nice,
    keep it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark your site to come
    back in the future. Many thanks

  32. Hudson


  33. Please troll the Washington DC market – it would be great to see what you find when you take in the entire metro area of Maryland and Virginia.

  34. Faith


  35. Karen


  36. Usually I do not read post on blogs, but I would like to say that this write-up very pressured me to check
    out and do it! Your writing taste has been surprised me.
    Thank you, very great article.

  37. Theresa

    Denver, please!

  38. Julie

    come to Raleigh!

  39. Kameron

    San Antonio, Texas!

  40. Oh man! Was just in Louisville, not sure why I did not think to search Craigslist…gotta have that peacock chair and those Bertoia Chairs

  41. katie

    Birmingham , Alabama!!!

  42. Julia Oleskey


  43. NKM

    Please do Chicago!

  44. Eliza

    This sofa is really comfortable and looks so pretty. Eliza

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