Craigslist items to decorate your new home?

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 3
3170 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I don’t have any pictures but we got our dining room table from craigslist a bunch of other little decorative items. I love buying old items and then redoing them!

Post # 4
951 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@BreezyBride24:  We have Kijiji in Canada, which is basically the same thing but more people use it up here over Craigslist. I’ve bought a few things from there in the past, but not too many. I’ve sold more on there than I’ve bought, for sure… but there are a few neat things. 

I’ve bought a futon and a dresser.

I’ve sold a sectional, armchair, barstools, and looking to sell another sectional, 2 bed frames, and some art from my house because we are moving.

I probably wouldn’t ever buy a mattress and a couch is debatable just because you don’t know what’s been on it!

Post # 5
9216 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I LOVE craigslist.  We have a bunch of stuff in our house from there…  Really nice matching couch set, a great bed frame with built-in drawers, and a nice glass/wicker table and chair set.

Post # 6
5273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I sure did! I don’t have any pictures, but I actually found the perfect lamps for our master bedroom from Craigslist. Also I recently bought a mirror that I made into a chalkboard & added wooden accents to make it look like a pub chalkboard sign for our gameroom. 

Post # 9
7174 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I bought our dining room table and an really nice end table from CL.  Love it!

Post # 10
808 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Kitchen table & chairs

entertainment center & living room rug

record storage shelves, chaise lounge, two beds, wall art, lawn furniture, even our Christmas tree all from Craigslist. Here’s the kids sitting at our $100 kitchen table

the first few months after we moved in we were buying something off craiglist (and borrowing his sister’s finace’s truck) every week

 and our awesome lawn furniture


Post # 12
7312 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I would buy hard surface items from CL. In fact, I am currently stalking CL for a round front corner china cabinet and a church pew for our foyer. But I won’t buy any soft surface itens (upholstered chairs, rugs, etc.) because the idea of accidentally bringing fleas, bed bugs, or other creepy crawlies into my house gives me the heebie jeebies.

Post # 13
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Almost my entire home is filled with Craigslist and Garage Sale items! Faux-leather couch, tables, chairs, dresser, bed frame, rugs, paintings, kitchen items, camping items, electronics. Pretty much anything that can be cleaned thoroughly! If you’re in an area that has a lot of bedbugs, I wouldn’t buy a couch or rug.

When I moved to a new city, I spent the first 2 weeks just picking up items from Craigslist—it was a great way to get to know my way around! Also, I learned which areas were more affluent, and therefore had nicer secondhand items =)

Couch ($100), rugs ($100 each), table + chairs ($50), side chair ($60), coffeetable ($70), side table and lamp ($40) all from Craigslist.

Post # 14
2270 posts
Buzzing bee

Here are tips for spotting items that may contain bed bugs before they enter your home:

How to Avoid Bed Bugs with New or Used Furniture

Here’s a cool table I got a thrift store for $90. It is topped with marble and was made in 1860. It had casters, but I removed them. I know it isn’t from CL but it was still a great price. The chairs flanking it were purchased from kmart for $100 each.

Post # 15
16217 posts
Honey Beekeeper

@lovekiss:  I’m with you. I’m too much of a germaphobe to buy upholstered items used but any kinds of tables, shelving, etc would be great!

Post # 16
3947 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve bought pretty much all of our furniture on craigslist and I’m constantly getting compliments on all of it.

It’s definitely the way to go. 

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