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Craigslist Makeovers

May 28, 2011

I love craiglist! i could go on and on and on about all of the stuff i have bought, sold, and gotten for free on Craigslist!! My boyfriend and roommate have both gotten tons of jobs from there too!! The boyfriend and i want to start a store of all the furniture we have gotten off of there and fixed up:):) Someday…:) Right now we have 2 chairs and a couch that we are going to work on.

I was driving home from work one morning and i stopped at a stop sign and was looking at my neighbors trash and i saw this chair. At first i drove by but a block later i decided i wanted and made a quick u-turn to go pick it up:):)

Totally awesome right?!?!!! Anyway there are a few spots where the wicker has to be fixed so once i find some (im sure michaels has some so i need to go dig up a coupon!) and fix the spots i am going to paint it and i already have the paint! I know i should probably use a de-glazer so the paint will stick better but im not a chemical fan and im too lazy lol. Anyone have any wicker painting experience they’d like to share? I’d love some advice:)

This is Emmanuel’s “man chair” lol ignore all the car stuff and tools on it. We got this for free from craigslist and had to lug it down from someones second floor apartment! It is solid wood and very heavy!! It had hideous cushions that smelled disgusting so we promptly tossed them. He hasn’t decided what color to paint it yet. After he decides we’ll find some fabric and make cushions. Anyone have any good color suggestions?

Alright, this couch use to be in the lobby of the St. Augustine Record (a local newspaper) and somehow it ended up in this guys 2nd floor garage apartment (what is with us having to carry heavy furniture down rickety steps?!?!?). Anyway it smells old and there are a few rips but other then that its in really really good condition! And it was free:):):) I want to totally replace the cushions but Emmanuel likes the other side which is half leather/ half tan fabric, the same as the base. It looks nice but i dont know if the stains will come out., plus they kinda smell!

Totally awesome, right?!?!! I’m super excited to get working on it.

 

 

Have you ever used Craigslist?

like i said, i love it!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 29, 2011 12:45 pm

    I think every job I’ve ever had is a result of craigslist. Gotta love it!

    • May 29, 2011 1:07 pm

      I have never had any luck with job but everyone is surprised that i found my house on craigslist and move in without meeting my roommates! Potentially a horrid experience but we are al really good friends:)

  2. emmanuel permalink
    June 8, 2011 9:16 pm

    hey you (guess who) well b/c of CL i have found 3 jobs lol, and as you can see, lots of free stuff 🙂 great pickin Allison 🙂

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