Cray-Cray on Craigslist


I don’t know about you, but I love perusing craiglist to see if I can find any deals.  You just never know what you’ll stumble upon, and I have gotten my fair share of steals, and sold some items along the way as well.

Many readers have asked where I bought my kitchen table and chairs – that would be craigslist.  If memory serves, I think I scored it for $125 for the table and all of the chairs.  Not only was it a great deal, but the fact that I got five chairs (in this family of four world) was huge.

This dresser that I revamped was another craigslist score.  Still love it.

While surfing craigslist, I came upon this gorgeous table, and wish that I had a place to freshen it up and put it in my home or even sell it.  It has great bones, don’t you think?  And did you see that price?!  $75!!  Yes, please.  I can totally envision this piece transformed by some Annie Sloan chalk paint in some way, shape or form.

But, along with the beautiful deals, there are always some, shall we say, questionable items posted for sale.  Exhibit A.

Call me crazy, but if you’re trying to sell a gigantic entertainment center, you might want to remove all of the … um, collectibles, and perhaps turn off the tv.

If that entertainment center doesn’t float your boat, don’t worry, there are other options.  Like this one.  I don’t know about you, but I’m sure I would feel perfectly safe picking this up from the seller.  I mean, what’s a skull and cross bones between acquaintances?  And it appears as though they’re wrestling fans by the looks of the tv…

And then I found this little gem.  I love the title – “A carving of an EAGLE holding a FISH”, for the bargain price of $45.

If the fish-holding eagle isn’t for you, there is this stone carved indian and eagle combo for the low, low price of $85.  And, you’ll notice it’s from Oklahoma.

For those of you working on some Man Cave spaces, don’t miss your opportunity to pick up this must-have piece: 

I’m sure I’m not the only one who stumbles upon these kinds of craigslist ads – what’s the craziest you’ve seen?  Better yet, what’s the best deal you’ve gotten on craigslist?


  • Reply
    Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
    April 3, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    can you send me the link for the eagle and fish- i have been looking for something like it for my mantle. 😛

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    April 3, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Your finds are great but I think you've hit on a new form of entertainment-Craiglist comedy. I'm pretty sure my husband would like the man cave beer lamp though! Thanks for the laughs.

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    Ellie VanCaster
    April 3, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Oh I need to hit Craigslist more often! 😉

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    Lisa @ HouseOfFabForLess
    April 3, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    So fun! Thanks for the laugh this AM!

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    April 3, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    My absolute best Craigslist find, in Kansas City where I live, was our armoire we scored for our bedroom. It's huge, heavy and gorgeous. Basically brand new–it is Tommy Bahama solid wood armoire, and it weighs so much we had to hire movers that could barely get it up to our room. We only paid $225 for this beast with drawers inside, and room enough for our bigger flat screen TV I didn't want to look at, but my hubby wanted. After realizing what we'd found, because the guy didn't even know what he had, we looked it up online. It is on google for almost $4,000!!!! I don't know how this man had it or why he sold it so cheap, but I quickly paid him cash and took it!!! Lol. I now smile every time I see it! I know I'll never find anything like that again!

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    April 3, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    I kinda want that entertainment center with all the "collectibles"! It would make an awesome library with a little work and lots of paint!

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    Carly @ {IN}Design
    April 3, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Love this! My best deal was a pedestal table and 5 chairs for $55. THEN I sold 4 of the chairs on Craigslist for $40! So basically I got a table and chair for $15. You can check it out here:

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    Lisa @ Shine Your Light
    April 4, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Hilarious! The eagle holding the fish – now how have I lived without that??
    I have been scouring CL for a friend lately and it's amazing the deals you can get.
    I would love to buy one of the many secretary cabinets I see and paint it white, and paint the inside a fun color. Alas, I have no place for a piece like this, just want to make one over badly! They are so cheap on CL – I just saw one this morning for $75.

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    Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles
    April 4, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    I've been stalking CL lately! Just missed a great black and white cowhide rug…I had already figure out 2 or 3 places to put it and someone else scooped it up. 🙁

    Your questionable pics cracked me up because I just saw this on our CL and almost considered writing a post just to show everyone!

    Yes, you never know what you'll find! Hee hee.

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