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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Wednesday wonderings - Your best decor score?


Whether you found it in an alley, on Craigslist, at a tag sale 
or stole it from Nana - what's been your best decor score?

15 comments:

Coulda shoulda woulda said...

Pippa leather screen from mother who was going to give away bc of a few stains that wouldn't go away! Thankfully I saved it and it's discontinued so you couldn't buy it I even if you wanted to.

redbrickbuilding said...

Hard question! The first one that comes to mind is a George Smith sofa that had been used on a movie set but was in like new condition - for $200. Thank you Craigs!

eddielicious said...

Pair of Selig Z chairs left out on the sidewalk in the rain full of spider egg nests. Didn't know who/what they were and the spider nests really made me second guess putting them in my car. Garbage picked them , had them refinished and new cushions made. Researched the brand and 12 years later they are probably the most valuable thing in my house LOL.

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

That's a tough one. Either the high end Sheraton settee for $350 or the MCM rosewood curved console with brass legs at auction last year. As I think about there is something I scored for a pittance that makes me happy in every room of my house. Its a long list.

Keri said...

I had great Craigslist luck when we first moved downtown.
http://myyearstartedtuesdaynight.blogspot.com/2011/04/denver-craigslist.html

The pair of chairs are probably my fav.

priscilla said...

Edward Wormley design sofa for Dunbar, $200 at an estate sale.

David said...

King size upholstered headboard, free from a friend who was moving, recovered in super Holly Hunt fabric that I got a deal on at Modern-Fabrics.com.

Or a Century center table on floor sample clearance. Ended up paying a quarter of retail.

I'm envious of Priscilla's Dunbar sofa.

Madam Pince said...

A solid wood round dining table and a wicker rocker from an auction. Paid $100 for both.

jason said...

Hmmm....maybe my 1960s sheaf of wheat gilded sconce from Goodwill
for 5 dollars.

Or my dining room table from the trash.

Matters of Style said...

Hard to say... First thing that comes to mind is a pair of gold and white murano lamps for $25. I put them on lucite bases, and they are in my dining room!

Sharon Brown said...

Ceramic garden stools from Costco several years ago for $20 each. I bought 6 just for good measure.

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

So far it's my mid century solid glass coffee table and base I got at Salvation ARmy for $40. I absolutely love it. xo Nancy

home before dark said...

My $7000 chandelier I bought from a local lighting shop for $300. The store just knew crystal chandeliers were dead and didn't bother protecting it from dry wall dust when they did their expansion. It took a bit a cleaning, but the shine is on!

Kimberly Lemmon said...

It changes from day to day. Currently it's a craigslist 1960's tuxedo sofa in a fabulous quality hunter green velvet that I'm planning to use in my revamped living room. Still swooning.

Pigtown*Design said...

Couple of things:
1) Steel barristers bookcase with the glass doors still intact. $25.00 at a yard sale
2) Document case with 30 drawers that I use to store shoes. $25 at goodwilly's.
3) 2 down-cushion slipper chairs for $20 each at an auction.
4) late 1800's silver teapot with ivory handle and finial. $15 at thrift shoppe.