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My Weekend on Craigslist

I’m really trying to get the bedroom finished before this new baby gets here. I hired Jenny from Little Green Notebook last month to help me tie things together and finish things up. She has been SO GREAT to work with. This last weekend I spent at least an hour or two on Craigslist. I was kind of shocked how much good stuff is out there if you are willing to spend an hour searching. (I’m no stranger to Craigslist but I don’t generally spend hours a day on it.) Here are some of the results of my weekend hunt.

I didn’t get this campaign chest–someone else got to it first, (See here how Jenny redid hers) I was going to use it for the new baby’s changing table. Luckily Jenny found something else that will work and be great.

I did get this bamboo dresser. I’m going to paint it but I’m not sure what color.

I almost bought this amazing chair for the bedroom but it was 7″ too wide for the space it needs to fit in. Someone buy it quick!

Someone should buy this tufted settee. I don’t have a need for it, but I love it.

I got a few other things and a few I’m waiting to hear back on so those I’m keeping secret. The biggest lesson learned is that you just have to spend some serious time digging because most people aren’t good at describing their items so they don’t always come up in obvious searches. Hooray for Craigslist!

  1. Jane Flanagan

    January 11, 2010

    Great finds Jordan! I can't wait to see the finished space… of course it will be gorgeous!

  2. Michelle

    January 11, 2010

    What fun finds! That dresser is going to look gorgeous.

  3. Emily Ruth

    January 11, 2010

    I LOVE Craigslist! Glad you found some great deals : )

  4. Damaris

    January 11, 2010

    have you tried Freecycle? seriously I have found awesome furniture on there.

  5. marta

    January 11, 2010

    wow. wow. a blast from the past. i grew up with a bamboo dresser just like that. it was light lemon yellow. good luck with all of your projects before the new babe.

  6. Caroline, No.

    January 11, 2010

    I follow you on twitter and could see you tweeting about this. It was making me a bit anxious! ;p Glad you got what you want.

  7. Brand New and Beautiful

    January 11, 2010

    I miss the SF Craigslist. Out here in NC its much more hit or miss.

  8. Virginia @ Where You Hang Your Hat

    January 11, 2010

    So jealous you get to work with Jenny! Just bought a pair of carnation tables from Target that she scooped on her blog.

  9. John & Jennifer Savage

    January 11, 2010

    Oh I'm so jealous, I love Jenny from The Little Green Notebook. Can't wait to see what you guys come up with together!

  10. Anne

    January 11, 2010

    nice hunting!
    craigslist in columbus can be so hard sometimes. But I have been able to score two really great finds.
    It takes looking practically every day! 🙂

    have fun getting ready for new baby!

  11. Well Seasoned

    January 11, 2010

    I never have such luck on Craigslist. That first dresser is a dream!

  12. brideonashoestring

    January 11, 2010

    Wow. Why can't Dallas have awesome stuff like that on our craigslist. What a lovely dresser. I see it lacquered in a really bright color.

  13. Barbie

    January 11, 2010

    I love Jenny's blog–it's a daily check for me, along with yours, your sis's and a few others. I can't wait to see what you two come up with in your home! Way to get it done before baby!

  14. Erryn

    January 12, 2010

    that bamboo dresser is stunning!!!! i love the colour – i would just leave as is, but i can imagine it amazing in powder blue too 🙂

  15. Laura

    January 12, 2010

    How fun! I wish we had a good craigslist here in Germany

  16. Wishful Nals

    January 12, 2010

    craigslist is the best!

  17. Joanna Goddard

    January 12, 2010

    oooh i love the dresser! i can't wait to see the finished room!

  18. Linz

    January 12, 2010

    The tufted settee is so… it makes me ITCH, I want it so much!

  19. Christine

    January 12, 2010

    Thanks for sharing your Craigslist finds- I think you should paint the bamboo dresser apple green, although this depends on your colour scheme for the rest of the room.

  20. Kim

    January 14, 2010

    My husband and I just moved to a smaller town where craigslist is pretty much non-existent. Boo!
    I can't wait to see the finished result of your decorating-looks like fun.

  21. Lovely Little Nest

    January 23, 2010

    Oooh, I have 2 bamboo dressers that are similar, but one has 2 drawers and a shelf on the bottom, while the other just has one tiny drawer and a shelf. Mine are Pier1 hand-me-downs and I like them but I'd really love to paint them! I'm anxious to see what color you paint your bamboo dresser!

    ~ Natalie 🙂

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