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Craigslist Finds: Faux Bamboo Furniture
March 19, 2008, 12:37 pm
Filed under: found goods

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Here’s one that may take some work (and some upholstery know-how) but would be extraordinarily cute in a modern sunroom. Haggle the above set down to $350. Sell off the coffee table, side tables, and side chair for $150-200. Take the frame of the sofa out back and lacquer it in shiny red or yellow or other such modern hue. Have new, boxier cushions covered in a light linen oatmeal or charcoal. Voila! You’ve now successfully riffed a Design*Sponge idea and saved a ton of money doing it. With squared off cushions, this baby could look really chic and would make a stunning daybed.

This color scheme (and this) is nice too if you want to go more luxurious. If it were solely for my portfolio and not for living, I’d reverse it and make the frame chartreuse (slightly brighter) and the cushions cream.

(I am totally going to have to learn how to upholster so I can start doing these makeovers for less than the price of my first newborn.)

(And OMG do you see the prices on that Pieces website!?!)

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This dresser wants some love too. How cool is it that it has built in jewelry boxes? I’m a sucker for those little keyholes, even if they’re not functional.

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It’s just a day for cheap vintage dressers, isn’t it?

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Great Blog! and I love the craigs list find.

Jordan Cappella

Comment by Jordan Cappella

Thanks!

Comment by architheque

This furniture is good

Comment by sunweave

Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. :) Cheers! Sandra. R.

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