Best of Craigslist: Chicago

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Unique pieces and one-of-kind finds are just a few things that get my adrenaline going. And if you're a vintage-junkie like me, craigslist will surprise you with some of the best gems. I am constantly trolling the Chicago site looking for new additions and special pieces to bring home; statement pieces and items ready for some TLC. Here's a roundup of some of my favorite pieces posted this week!
If you know me, you know I'm all about the brass! All this guy needs is a quick polish and he would make a great coffee table!
I'd recommend a good upholsterer to switch out the fabric on these. A neutral tweed or heavy cotton would work well. Use them as dining chairs or add them to your living room. 
Always looking for a parsons bookshelf and this here is one glam tower to hold all your favorite books and decorative objects. 
Sometimes you need to see something styled to realize it can in fact fit in with the rest of your decor. This credenza looks like it has some good bones and would make an awesome entry table.
Having history in your house is always important. Everyone needs a conversation piece, and whether you travel the world or find it on craigslist, one really needs to know ;)
So these may need the most work, but try and look at the bigger picture here. Once these are shined and reupholstered, these stools will speak for themselves. And you can't beat $30 for the pair--your budget now allows for some snazzy fabric! 

Yes, it's hard for me too, but do something different and go with a bright color. Emerald and kelly green are some of the best colors to work with because they aren't too feminine or masculine (they also never go out of style). Plus, campaign furniture are some of the hardest items to find these days--grab 'em when you see 'em!

Let me know if anyone decides to go for any of these--would love to see how you work them into your space! 

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