Jan 6 2012

DIY Furniture Ideas Using Free Stuff Found on Craigslist

Today I want to highlight three fantastic items I found while browsing in Craigslist’s “FREE” category: filing cabinets, old tube TV’s, and wood pallets. They can all be used to create a bazillion DIY projects: Below I have listed just afew of the many possibilities. If you click on a picture you be redirected to either the source of the picture (Craigslist) or to the website where you will find a tutorial. Feel free in the comments to suggest any awesome tutorials you have found for these staples. I call them staples because these seem to frequently appear in the FREE section.

Wooden Pallets

Upcycling pallets is all the rage right now. Why not get in on the fun while it lasts? I mean, really, people!?! Who would want to pay for lumber if you can just dissemble these free buggers and transform them into a freaktastic pieces of awesomeness for your home?   DIY Furniture Ideas Using Free Stuff Found on Craigslist  DIY Furniture Ideas Using Free Stuff Found on Craigslist  DIY Furniture Ideas Using Free Stuff Found on Craigslist  DIY Furniture Ideas Using Free Stuff Found on Craigslist

Old Tube Tv’s

 DIY Furniture Ideas Using Free Stuff Found on Craigslist
My absolute favorite use for these old turn knob TV’s came from ReadayMade Magazine. Readymade magazine did a great job of styling them with converse and books. It reminds me of being a 5 yr. old at my great-grandparents house on Christmas day. Click, click, click.
 DIY Furniture Ideas Using Free Stuff Found on Craigslist

Filing Cabinets

 DIY Furniture Ideas Using Free Stuff Found on Craigslist
My favorite DIY for an old filing cabinet is the up cycled planter project. There are many others as well. Feel free to google all of the possiblities. I tend to like the ones that aren’t just modified storage units, or re-decorated filing cabinets. Maybe it’s because I don’t keep records very well. I don’t know. I like when they are transformed into something else entirely. As an FYI, I see these for free on craigslist all-the-time. Keep your eyes peeled.  DIY Furniture Ideas Using Free Stuff Found on Craigslist  DIY Furniture Ideas Using Free Stuff Found on Craigslist

 DIY Furniture Ideas Using Free Stuff Found on Craigslist

 DIY Furniture Ideas Using Free Stuff Found on Craigslist

Have a great weekend! I will be returning from SF this evening and continuing the kitchen renovations. No…we still aren’t done. ;P I did get a bunch of clear glass containers at Ikea and some shelves to add to the wainscoting wall. Things are getting exciting up in here. Stay tuned for pics.

Practice being present this week. And don’t forget to breathe.
Ash


Jan 5 2012

An Eye For Design: Today’s Reno Craigslist Finds

 An Eye For Design: Todays Reno Craigslist Finds
Wedgewood Propane Stove. A Wedgedwood stove that is in incredible condition!?! Wow! Only catch is that it hooks up to propane. This would be awesome if you live out in Redrock or one of the Valleys. Or.. if you have a cute little cabin that only has propane hook-ups. As an aside, I have looked far and wide for vintage stoves. For months and months and months. We finally gave up and got a “new” stainless steel electric range, used. Bottom line: This one is a good one. At $150, if you or anyone you know is looking, nab it.  I know from personal experience, this is something you don’t ever come across.

 An Eye For Design: Todays Reno Craigslist Finds
This bottle is delish. If you are of the rustic, rustic/industrial, or even the farmhouse look, this vintage beer bottle is the perfect casual piece. $70 is a bit steep. Ok, hecka steep, unless this is some rare gem I didn’t know about. Homes and Dreams has quite a few for 12 pounds.

 An Eye For Design: Todays Reno Craigslist Finds
This vending machine is adorable. If it is function, which I cannot say for sure, even better. Imagine having one in your kitchen and every time the kids want a fun snack, they actually have to put money in. Hmmm. How many trips to the grocery store would that save me? A few.

 An Eye For Design: Todays Reno Craigslist Finds
These are just perfect. If you enjoy the mid-century look, then you know how difficult it is to find a set that is this clean. One of the chairs has a flaw in the vinyl, but honestly, that
is pretty minor considering that you can very easily reupholster the seats with some new fabric and a staple gun. Yes, I am suggesting that you use the same stuffing. Sacrelige, I know!
The set is a bit steep at over $400. It might be worth it to you, though, considering the condition.
 An Eye For Design: Todays Reno Craigslist Finds
These Lucite stools are indeed going for over $300(Ebay) on Ebay as the seller claims in the description. Similar reproductions have popped up all over. Design Within Reach and CB2 both have examples of something similar stools. These are the originals for $160 for the pair. I think they are a “Hell Yes, when are you available, sir? Can I come on my lunch break, sorta purchase.” If….they are your style. If not, no worries. Tomorrow is another day. Keep your eyes peeled…always keep your eyes peeled.

Stay tuned for more daily deals!