Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I Love Craigslist!

SCORE!!



The chair


The loveseat



The couch

I have been looking for awhile for a leather set like the above. I've found several, however neither my hubby or I really wanted to pay close to $5,000 for a set. I'm also of the firm belief that when possible, buy used rather than new.

The other night I came across an ad on Craigslist (since been taken down, but I grabbed the pics) for the above set at a ridiculously low price. Answered it, went to see the pieces last night, bought it. It is super comfortable and much larger than it appears in the pics. The slight bit of wear that it does have gives a warm, rich patina to the leather. The colour is a deep burgundy, brown.

We will be getting it on Thursday evening so I'm in the process of rearranging and moving our current livingroom furniture out. The next step will be repainting the walls, hanging some fabulous vintage barkcloth drapes that I have been storing for years and getting a new area rug. What a lift a purchase like this can give one!




18 comments:

Moriah (MLB Studios) said...

Awesome find Sue! I too love me some Craig's List! I could do a whole tour through my house of things we've bought on there. Between that and the auction house we go to, we save a fortune!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

What a terrific bargain! I agree - "used" leather is much more attractive than new. Those look especially comfortable.

I've never bought anything on Craig's List ... in fact, LOL, I think I've only been there once!

Angela Recada said...

Wow! Lucky you! This is a terrific find. I agree with Tristan - the softness of the "used" leather gives these pieces such a nice warm and cozy look.

Happy redecorating!
:0)
xo

yoborobo said...

Nice score, Sue! They are beautiful! I will have to go visit Craigs List myself. xo!

Joanna Thomas said...

Yeah Sue! Those are gorgeous! You totally scored!
xoxo

Zan Asha said...

WOW! Good for you, that is a great find!

Pearl said...

I am so jealous you have no idea! Great pieces my dear.

mentalmulch said...

These are great Sue! They look inviting. Never used Craig's List...maybe I should.
Cheers!
Rox

Baroness Bijoutery said...

Wow how lucky that find was..I love that furniture and the color of it...Congratulations on your new Goodies....

Vicki said...

I agree with buying used in good shape...let someone else break them in. You really found a keeper! Enjoy all the fun of something new to you..

Are you curious about me? said...

Hi Sue

I just love a bargin, and your suite looks as if you got a good one. It looks in wonderful condition, and a great colour.

Pre-loved stuff is all the rage here, recycling with a better name.

Last week end we went to a Braderie (our European connections) - a French name for a garage sale, I got a 'new-ish' light weight step ladder, shears, dutch hoe and a rake all for £10/$15... fantastic. The step ladder alone would have cost me £40/$60's.

What is a Craig list? by the way..

Happy bargin hunting... Julie

Nun of a Kind! said...

Wow! You really did find a bargain! ....and to find leather that already has that great look to it because of use! Will have to check out "Craig's lins.." ...We find great bargains at the "Habitat for Humanity Restore" but nothing as nice as this!

Nun of a Kind! said...

....correction to typo..."Craig's List!" (before anybody had a chance to take a red pen to my previous post!)

Kerin said...

Great score! Looks like you were meant to have these!!!

Have you seen Craiglook yet? I think you'll LOVE it. ; ) I did a post about it on my blog a while back "happy online tools" or just go to the site. It's pretty self-explanatory.

Have a grand day!

BumbleVee said...

you're right...what a find indeed! They are beautiful....

Did you get an extra bed too? Cuz...I'm moving over there if it's summer already.......

julie campbell said...

Love them Sue, what a fab buy :0) I love that feeling when you spot the perfect bargain , it really does give you a lift,
juliue :0)

paula nerhus said...

WOW great find! love them! I love craigs list too! I like the woren look!

Carol Roll said...

You really did score! Love it and glad I found your blog. Your work is BEAUTIFUL!