A while back, I wrote a “Craigslist in Indiana” post about wonderful furniture for sale in Indiana (where many of my friends and family live). I thought I’d do a similar one for DC because our Craigslist is the absolute best I’ve ever seen (except for NYC). I purchase a lot of my furniture through Craigslist. I know a lot of people get weirded out by 2nd hand furniture, but if you love vintage and antique furniture like me there is no other option. I always have my 2nd hand furniture thoroughly cleaned, and I only purchase from homes that are clean, smoke-free, and animal-free environments. If you’re in the DC area, I beg you to PLEASE go buy one of these amazing items (because I don’t have room for them)!
- My first find is a fabulous African mud cloth sofa for only $150!
I can picture it styled like the image below (found on the fabulous interior design blog Noznoznoz).
2. These tufted, grey club chairs would be mine, if I didn’t already own tufted, grey club chairs. $250 for the pair. They’d look great across from a leather sofa or to create a small conversation area in the corner of a room. I also LOVE their modern legs.
3. This gorgeous queen-sized antique brass headboard and footboard is only $75!
It could be styled similarly to this antique brass bed by Lauren Liess interiors (a local DC designer).
4. I’m also digging this midcentury modern dining table for $95. It’d be a great statement piece. I’d probably get rid of the chairs that come with this table in favor of something like these ghost chairs for $50 each.
Can you picture that dining table styled like this picture by Megan Blake Design (another local DC designer)?!
5. My FAVORITE kind of dining chairs: bentwoods! They are classic, and they look lovely in their natural wood tone or painted in a bright color. This set of 4 is only $100!
6. This last one might take some convincing, but I’m POSITIVE that in the right home these vintage nightstands ($80 for the set) would SHINE. Don’t even dare paint over that chevron wood detail!
Although the above nightstands are not midcentury modern, they would still look stellar in a sleek space similar to that below (by Blake Civiello Architecture).
**Just a tip for your own future Craigslist searches: Craigslist has four options for browsing their server (list, thumb, gallery, and map). I always choose the “gallery” button. It displays large pictures of the items, so you don’t have to scroll through a list of tiny thumbnail images. It makes browsing much faster! This particular post only took about 30 minutes of browsing and writing with that function!