Trolling Craigslist: Dallas
Dallas, it’s the home of cowboys, the first frozen margarita, and some pretty epic craigslist finds. Now get into it folks, have fun perusing some of my recent findings in Dallas.
1. $40 Marcel Breuer Cesca Chair
Who is to say if this is actually authentic or not, but if it is then I’m driving myself down to Dallas right now to scoop this up. These chairs continue to be classic and one of my favorites.
2. $95 Tulip Side Table
If only my curves were as slender as these beauties. I don’t think one can ever have too many side tables. Grab this one before someone else does, because for this price, in this condition, it’s something you wont regret.
3. $25 Handmade Side Table
It’s cheap, its minimal, and it has so many possibilities. Paint the legs out a fun color and lacquer the top, dip the base in brass and paint the top white, or leave it as is for the perfect place to throw your TV guide when you forget what night the Bachelor airs (oh wait, that would never happen, just throw your coffee there).
4. $40 Vintage Metal Shelf
I may not be a fan of the multi-colored shelves but I am a fan of the lines on this piece and the price point. It screams “make me your next DIY project” and then fill me up with all the random brass miniatures that wont fit on my other bookcase.
I wouldn’t place these in the same room, but that teak table with its rounded corners, beautiful wood finish and timeless lines might have to be my next coffee table. It’s totally kid friendly and mother (of almost 2) approved.
6. $150 Pair of Brass Side Tables
They could get tacky real quick, but styled out in the right room next to the right couch and you have a pair of amazing brass side tables.
7. $150 Vintage King Sized Headboard
This bed just makes me want to cancel all my plans, give it a coat of white paint and pretend that I live on a deserted island where the breeze wafts through my gauzy linen curtains, the waves roll in, and my milky white skin gets just the kiss of the sun it needs before I burn like a hot pocket left in the microwave oven one to many seconds.
8. $100/each Milo Baughman Chair
If you are reading this and they are no longer available, it’s because I have bought all of these already. I have never met a piece of Milo Baughman that I didn’t love and this rings true for these chairs. $100 a piece for a little bit of Milo in my life is money well spent.
9. $60 Pair of Rolling Desk Chairs
In my other life I would sit back in these chairs, yell out numbers in regards to a hedgefund, stockmarket or some other important financial situation and smoke cigars with my feet up on the desk and the New York Times in my hand. Talk about a transformative pair of chairs.
10. $30 Pair of Vintage Chairs
These are in bad shape but have some great possibilities. Paint them out, throw some new fabric on them and you have your self a great new pair of side chairs.
11. $90 Mid Century Desk
I am not quite sure what that blue on the bottom of the desk is, but nothing that a little bit of paint and some new hardware can’t fix. A simple clean desk at a great price.
12. $30 Vintage Kilim Rug
It is in need of a good cleaning, but this rug could be cleaned ten times with that price and still be more affordable than any other rug of its kind. Snatch it up folks, and throw it down on your floors.
13. $300 Moroccan Boucherouite Runner
It’s bright, it’s crazy and it has got a lot going on, but it is one magical runner.
14. $100 Set of Platner Style Barstools
I NEED these in my life, but yet I don’t live in Dallas and I already have three sets of barstools in my garage so someone please let me live vicariously through them and purchase these.
15. $150 Vintage Milo Baughman Style Etagere
You already know how I feel about Milo (see above) and you already know how I feel about brass. Enough said, this bookcase is the perfect amount of glam to update your space.
16. $60 Pair of Vintage Chairs
These are the shorter little brothers of my current barstools. I love the shape, the style and the price.
17. $50 Set of Vintage Office Chairs
They need a good nip and tuck, but then again who doesn’t. Reupholster these puppies and you have some pretty new chairs to get your work done from.
18. $250 Brass Table & Chairs
Not quite sure why they decided to take the picture of these outside, in the driveway, with some styled out bowls on the top, but it doesn’t distract from those curving lines and that beautiful brass. I would probably ditch the smoked glass table top but that base would serve as a great home for a new table top and some great dinner gossip.
Now get to it, go craigslist your little hearts out. What are your favorite pieces, where would you guys place them, and how would you make them your own?