Tuesday, February 22, 2011

My BEST Craigslist Find to Date!

I know I've been showing a lot of things I bought lately.  Well, this is another one of those posts.  I couldn't resist because this deal is way too good to not share.  I promise I'll have a little project tomorrow.  

If I could give you just one Craigslist shopping tip, it would be have lots of patience.  You might not find exactly what you're looking for, if you look just one time, but if you keep on checking, chances are that you will.  If you're really persistent, chances are that you'll find it for even cheaper.

This was the case when I was looking for a white, slip-covered loveseat.  I wanted something like this.

I was looking for a white one but it had to have a slipcover that I can take off and wash, after all, this is a house of boys.  Everything I came across was between $200-$400 dollars.  But I'm too cheap to spend that kind of money on a Craigslist loveseat.  I was waiting to find one for around $100.  Then I found this.

Do you want to know how much I paid for it?

FORTY bucks!!! 4-0!!  It's in perfect shape. The couple I bought it from bought it from Ikea and were just using it in their home office. 
Crazy, right?!  Like I said, patience.
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Sarah, Three Boys said...

Nicely Done!! I have been searching my CL for something very similar, but no luck yet! I will keep searching:)

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

You are the queen of Craigslist! I bow to you. Amazing!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Wow, what a great find! Enjoy!

Rachel Noelle said...

Wonderful find and such a steal!!;) It looks great! Rachel

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Something Nice and Pretty said...

Wow, what a deal...found you from Suzanne's bloglist. Now I'm a follower, stop by sometime!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I. Am. Jealous.
Oh, my gosh! FORTY BUCKS!??! You are the craigslist queen!

I have a question about the large glass container in the picture. What is it? I have a red one, and I've never known for sure what it is.

A Vintage Vine said...

OMGosh!!!! Way to go! CL can be our dream come true sometimes!

Renee @ where the grass is greener said...

Awesome! Yes. I believe in patience...many things come my way just waiting for the right price and you certainly got that price right!!
Let me know how white holds up with three boys, will ya?

michelle said...

Congrats girl!! It is beautiful and for 40 bucks!! Can't beat that! I have to purchase anything on CL, I have sold but not purchased yet. ;(

MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

Awesome find! I can't believe $40 lucky you

Kelli @ RTSM said...

What an awesome find! I love the look of the white slipcover!

amanda torres said...

My jaw dropped! That is an amazing find. Way to go. If I were you, I'd carry around a little picture of it and show it to everyone I know.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it looks wonderful! and love that pillow!
totally agree that patience is key when it comes to cragslist. patience and persistence!

Karrie said...

AWEsome!! Well done! Love the rose pillow, really adds some chic flair!

gina3 said...

No way!!! I can't believe you got that for 40 bucks. I'm so jealous. I need to start practicing patience a little more.

Amy said...

Crazy! I love it!! Also love your blog! So glad I stumbled on it yesterday! :) Thanks for the comment on my cake. It sure was fun!

Love of the Sea said...

Wow - what a deal you got! Amazing price.

Carrie said...

that is awesome! I love it! i've never tried craigslist, but i might now! great score! it looks great and I love the little stool next to it too ;-)

MommaHen said...

WHAT?! I'll buy it off of you for $50, come on...you'll make $10 profit ! LOl. Seriously, AWESOME DEAL!

Vintage Home said...

yee haw!..we just got the 3 seater at auction for $30...never used!

Life in Rehab said...

OMGosh, I was just trolling through trying to catch up but this froze me in my tracks! Holy cow, Yanet, you are the master of the bargain! I totally bow to you.

Margaret said...

It is a good price, particularly since it fits, and is in excellent condition. Surprisingly, WalMart has their $50 white knockoff, that is actually nice, and fits my couch nicely.

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Margaret, I got the loveseat WITH the slipcover for $40! Not just the cover. :•)

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

$40! The universe must really love you...

:)

Saw you at CG.