I recently discovered the place on the web where you can buy stuff directly from individuals. it’s called Craigslist. Huh? What??? You’ve already heard of it??? Really? Am I the last one to know about this glorious place where one can find a French armoire for less than $400???
That’s right, she wanted less than $400 for it. When I saw this armoire, I did not pass GO, I went straight over to buy this sweet puppy.
I was a little concerned that it wouldn’t fit in my SUV. I prayed, we hoisted it up and BINGO, it went straight in with less than an inch to spare on each side.
And do you know the best part???
The lovely lady I bought it from, actually had already painted it this wonderful gray color, added the white accents, AND distressed it.
All I had to do was get it home, and up the stairs without the help of my husband who hates to move furniture, so I did pay a friend to move it up the stairs for me, but of course I did not include that $ in the price quoted above.
It must be old, can you see it came with its own cobwebs?
I moved my daughter’s TV and DVD player into the armoire. They were in this piece. I moved this bar (it was originally made to be a bar) downstairs to the dining room. I’m currently storing my tea and some linens in there.
You can see it in its new home in the photo below. Click here to see more of the dining room.
So, I’m so happy I found this new armoire for my daughter’s room.
When I told my friend Peggy about the armoire, she wanted pictures; she ALWAYS wants pictures. When I sent the photos she said that it looked terrible in this room. I thought, WHAT???? I was surprised, since Peggy and I usually have the same taste. If I love it, so does she, and vice versa. Then she said that it would look so much better in her house. Ha, ha Peggy, you are TOO FUNNY, but you are not getting this armoire!
Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table says
That is a great piece! I have sold items on Craig’s List, but never purchased any.
Beautiful find AND you didn’t have to do any of the work – win/win!!!
I love it and agree with your friend, it looks TERRIBLE in your daughters room – it belongs in my house, tee hee
Anita, good buy! I know about Craig’s LIst, but I’ve never used it. I think I may need to go exploring…….Sarah
Your daughter’s armoire is wonderful !I liked the details of wood and the lovely chair beside combine so nice !
Your friend really makes to you joke !
Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) says
That is a great piece and looks great in your daughter’s pretty room. I totally understand why your friend wants it too.
PURA VIDA says
My bo peep used Craig’s List a lot in Lubbock and College Station…maybe it began as that kind of thing, but I browse it from time to time and there is some cool stuff…I’ve been wanting to dip my feet in the waters of putting stuff on to get rid of it!
btw…this is a success story! because it is NEAT! Color too!
Oh my, is this a beautiful piece. You even havr to do anything it. Just gorgeous. Good thing for that SUV coming through.
One More Time says
This is absolutely beautiful! Would love it if you would share it Share it at Share it One More Time…
Hope to see you and your beautiful piece there.
ℳartina @ Northern Nesting says
WOW Anita what a pretty piece, and the best is that you didn’t have to do a thing to it!! Your daughter has such a pretty room! Love the dresser next to her bed!
What a great piece! Lucky you!
Leslie Harris says
love the color and the lighter moulding. you got yourself a great find. Anita!
what a great find! have a great weekend! Carol
Sooner Laura says
I LOVE craigslist! I found an amazing four poster bed for $300 – STILL amazed every time I look at it. I’m refurnishing our entire master bedroom via craigslist. The bed wasn’t in my original plan – but it was too good to pass up.
what a fabulous find!
love the color too.
hope you’ll stop by soon.
I listed my sofa on CL on a Saturday night and sold it Sunday morning!
You got a great deal on that armoire and it’s perfect in your daughter’s room.
Oh yes, I love Craigslist! Your first purchase was certainly a GREAT one – love it!!!
Debra @ Common Ground says
this is gorgeous, just made for that room!!
Vickie @ Ranger 911 says
I love your newest find!! I have never bought anything off of Craig’s list either, but in my area, there’s not much listed.
Amy Kinser says
What a great piece! So beautiful!
I have never bought anything off Craigslist myself. Maybe I should…
Betsy@ coastal-colors says
This is gorgeous! I love the The smaller armoire in the dining room! It’s a perfect fit! The armoire you found on Craig’s List is so pretty and my favorite, already painted! Have a great weekend!
I’m sticking with my original comment – it would look much better in my house. It would look SOOOO GOOD in my house! It does, however, look good in Leesie’s bedroom but, when you get tired of it (please get tired of it), remember me!
Designs By Pinky says
Painted??? and distressed???? and waxed???? Holy cannoli, you SCORED! I can understand why your friend thought it looked TERRIBLE in your daughter’s room:):):) XO, Pinky
Keeping it Cozy says
Your daughter’s bedroom is so beautiful and this piece fits perfectly there! How wonderful that you didn’t even have to do any work to it.
Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door says
Just tonight I was thinking I need to pull up Craig’s List and take a look, again. I need tables. But it always seems to be such a chore. Like searching through Goodwill for that elusive treasure. But it worked for you! What a beautiful armoire. You did good, girl!
Love Craig’s list and my older daughter’s are addicted to it for furnishing their new homes. You are in trouble now, you won’t believe the great finds. You were lucky on your first try. The scale is perfect for your daughter’s room, she is one lucky girl.
~ Lisa ~ says
You are both wrong, it would look better in MY house. What an absolute GEM. I keep looking on Craigslist for an armoire for me, I’ve been looking for over a year. One of these days, the right one and the right price will appear.
~ Lisa from Indiana ~
~ Lisa ~ says
PS… I picked up some a sample of SW Windsor Greige (made at Home Depot) yesterday. P E R F E C T for my walls. I have found my perfect color… thanks to you 🙂
~ Lisa from Indiana ~
Ann@A Sentimental Life says
Don’t feel bad.. I have never bought anything off of Craigslist either. You did great for your first time!
Beautiful piece and how lucky it already had that great paint finish, even better. Love the bar in the dining room, it fits great in that space and the shutters on the window are just adorable. Lovely find, I bet your daughter loved it.
fiona anderson says
It’s gorgeous, what a lucky find, and the lady painted it in such a great colour combination !
Super find…i’ve never bought anything on Craig’s list but now i will have to start paying more attention to it!!!
Cassie @ Primitive & Proper says
WOW! that armoire is amazing! love the colors, and loooove the shape!
On Crooked Creek says
Sorry…I don’t agree with Peggy…it is PERFECT for your daughters room!!! Love that it came painted and distressed!!! Great find…Craig’s List is amazing if YOU have something to sell, as well!!!
Janis@All Things Beautiful says
I had no idea you could find such already painted treasures like that on Craigslist. WOW!!! Excellent find, my dear! and it looks awesome in its new home!
Jana@Transformations From the Heart says
Beautiful armoire and you didn’t have to do any work to it. Awesome find!! It looks lovely in your daughter’s room.
Yvonne @ StoneGable says
It’s perfect! Especially in it’s new home with your daughter’s little pink boots sitting on top!!!
Craig’s list is quite addicting! You found a real beauty!
Happy Craig’s list hunting… I’m sure this won’t be your last purchase!
must love junk says
We bought our tv armoire off Craig’s List, too! Yours is gorgeous, and looks great in your daughter’s room!
Ann from On Sutton Place says
Living in a smaller town means the Craigslist deals are few and far between. I would have to search a bigger city to find something like this. It’s perfect in your daughter’s room. I don’t know how you keep up with 2 homes…I can hardly keep up with one. :o)
This is a lovely piece.
I’ve sold a few things on Craigs List..not bought anything, yet.
I have never bought or sold on Craig’s list but I have looked. In my area there is never anything but junk. YOu got a great piece! And there might be more than one of us who would like to have that!
what a most lucky find. your armoire is gorgeous, and the bonus is you didn’t have to paint it.
chateau chic says
Wow, what a great find on Craigslist! That’s my kind of find…no painting required.
~ Liz ~ says
Woo hoo for you! My goodness that is a score indeed. Love the color and the style. Really, this is such a sweet piece. Did your daughter love it? The dining room looks beautiful too!
Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says
What a beautiful piece, Anita!
THE FARMHOUSE PORCH says
I love craigslist! You got lucky too, things this beautiful don’t pop up very often. The whole room is adorable♥