Life is too short to live ugly.
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.
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!
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.
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.
I had great Craigslist luck when we first moved downtown. http://myyearstartedtuesdaynight.blogspot.com/2011/04/denver-craigslist.htmlThe pair of chairs are probably my fav.
Edward Wormley design sofa for Dunbar, $200 at an estate sale.
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.
A solid wood round dining table and a wicker rocker from an auction. Paid $100 for both.
Hmmm....maybe my 1960s sheaf of wheat gilded sconce from Goodwillfor 5 dollars.Or my dining room table from the trash.
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!
Ceramic garden stools from Costco several years ago for $20 each. I bought 6 just for good measure.
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
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!
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.
Couple of things:1) Steel barristers bookcase with the glass doors still intact. $25.00 at a yard sale2) 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.
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