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Craigslist: Houston Finds

1 Jun

1. Funky Blue Coffee and End Table, $25

2. Large White Sideboard/Buffet, $100

3. Black End Table, $20

4. Red Armless Suede Chair set, $100

5. Black Desk with 2 Drawers, $100

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Craigslist: Houston Finds

11 Apr

Hi, my name is Claire. And I’m a Craigslister.

I understand the first step towards overcoming my problem is admitting I have one.

I have spent countless hours and money on finding pieces I can upcycle on Craigslist, only to find that there is no more room in my small apartment.

My roommate is ready to disown me. If she walks into our tiny living room one more time to the smell of paint and a half-primed dresser, she will most certainly not want to renew our lease.

But please, benefit from my obsession. As I dig through the trenches of Houston’s Craigslist (sorry — local only for now!), I will post the most promising couple of pieces for your gawking pleasure in it’s own “Craigslist Finds” tab at the top of the menu.

1. 4 Parsons Chairs – $25.00 each

2. Mirrored Accent Table – $125.00

3. 11-Drawer White Dresser – $240.00

4. Shabby Turquoise Vintage Buffet/Table/Dresser – $300.00

5. Vintage Refurbished School Locker for Storage – $159.00

These Houston Craigslist finds usually just need a little bit of refurbishing and voila! An interesting new piece for you home without breaking the bank.

Spotlight On: Wine Racks

9 Jan

Caroline, the newest Funky Bear, is still on Christmas Break from school…so she won’t be posting for a few weeks. In the mean time, I have been busy renovating me home a little bit. Today for example, I found this mega-steal on Craigslist.

$25 for this solid wood wine rack!

The thing is seriously heavy, and has no dings or cracks to speak of. It is wobbly on one side but that is easily fixed with furniture buffers or a little piece of wood. And it holds 25 bottles of wine. I highly doubt I’ll ever have the need to hold that much wine — but you never know. I had planned on painting and antiquing the wood a fun color (turquoise, anyone?) but it turns out it is in great condition the way it is and the dark wood complements my other kitchen furniture. I think I’ll keep her just the way she is.

Wine racks are one of the many reminders of why I love being over 21. They make you feel totally mature and grown-up. But if you aren’t 21 yet, or don’t care for wine, try one of these other great ways to use a wine rack.

To hold your olive oils, soaps, or other non-refrigerated cooking items in the kitchen. A unique way to show off and organize your space, no?

A funky and fresh shoe rack for your closet. This one is a little tall to fit under my clothes, so just make sure to invest in one that fits your closet space. Great for flats and flip flops, maybe not the best or most convenient for heels.

Inspired by: The Trendy Home

A neat way to hold your bathroom or kitchen towels where they are easily within reach. This pictures shows a small wine rack used in a bathroom but a larger one like mine could look really cool if you antiqued the wood and had rows and rows of beautiful towels.

Let me know if anyone else has other great ideas for wine racks!

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