This Sunday morning I’m lusting over a piece that neither fits my decor nor my budget, but it sure is pretty…

Kilim Rug Coffee Table / Ottoman:
Kilim Rug Coffee Table Ottoman
Asking: $1500
Condition: “Perfect”
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: McLean, VA
Thoughts: This is stunning and–I imagine–truly one of a kind. The seller has actually listed the whole room (below) for $5000, so there might be some room for negotiation on the ottoman.

Kilim Rug Coffee Table Ottoman full room
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Pair of authentic Moroccan leather poufs:
pair of moroccan leather poufs
Asking: $160
Condition: Like new
Dimensions: 22″ w x 14″ h
Location: North Arlington, VA
Thoughts: Poufs have been in for a while, but these look especially authentic, which makes them seem extra special/less trendy to me. Love the warm camel color.

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Yellow Moroccan pouf:

yellow moroccan poufAsking: $75
Condition: New
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Clarendon, VA
Thoughts: This one is definitely more trendy, but who’s to say that’s necessarily a bad thing. It’s cute!

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Gray seems to be everyone’s favorite neutral these days, so here’s a round up of some of my favorite gray items on CL.

Gray trellis rug:
5x8 gray trellis rug
Asking: $190
Condition: New
Dimensions: 5’x8′
Location: Leesburg, VA
Thoughts: Could work in any number of spaces.

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Room & Board Loring sofa:
Room & Board Loring Sofa in gray
Asking: $675
Condition: “Like new”
Dimensions: 78″w x 37″d x 31″h
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Thoughts: Deep discount for a nearly new sofa in a good neutral color.

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Vintage rolling desk chair:
vintage gray rolling desk chair
Asking: $80
Condition: “Excellent”
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Thoughts: I’m digging the shape of this chair, which strikes me as both traditional and charming–always a winning combo for me.

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Pair of Barbara Cosgrove lampshades:
Barbara Cosgrove gray lampshades pair
Asking: $120
Condition: New
Dimensions: 13″ diameter, 8.5″ high
Location: Alexandria, VA
Thoughts: If you’ve never shopped for lampshades before, you probably think I’m crazy, but if you have, you know that attractive/well-made ones are surprisingly expensive, so two for $120 doesn’t sound unreasonable to me (though I’d probably try to negotiate down a bit anyway).

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Rustic gray wall display cabinet:
rustic gray wall cabinet
Asking: $100
Condition: “Good”
Dimensions: 16.25″ L x 5″ W x 23.5″ H
Location: Clarendon, VA
Thoughts: Cute way to add a little extra storage to a bathroom, kitchen or entryway. Probably a bit overpriced.

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Gray leather sofa:
gray leather sofa
Asking: $2200
Condition: “MINT condition – no scratches at all. It comes with 10 year structural warranty.”
Dimensions: 98″w x 38″d x 33″h
Location: Sterling, VA
Thoughts: I know, this is super expensive for CL, but it’s beautiful. And a really good looking leather sofa is hard to find used.

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Assuming you couldn’t do beige and boring, which of these unique sofas would you choose?

Baker Campaign-style settee:
Baker Campaign settee
Asking: $750
Condition: “Wood and cane are in very nice condition. Cushions (not pictured) are fine but upholstery is dated and needs to be redone.”
Dimensions: 83″ wide, 28″ deep and 32″ high.
Location: Fairfax City, VA

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Royal blue MCM sofa:
MCM royal blue sofa
Asking: $1200
Condition: “Freshly reupholstered, clean as a whistle.”
Dimensions: 83″ Long; 31.5″ Total depth; 22.5″ Seat depth; 28″ Back height; 17″ Seat height
Location: Not identified (in Northern VA section)

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Vintage mustard yellow sofa:
vintage mustard yellow sofa
Asking: $150
Condition: Not described
Dimensions: “Please do not ask for measurements. It is super long.”
Location: SE DC

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Ethan Allen pink damask sofa:
Ethan Allen pink damask sofa
Asking: $350
Condition: “Good condition”
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Not identified (in MD section)

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Cast stone face pots:
Cast Stone Face pots
Asking: $40 each, $70 a pair
Condition: Not described (but they’re not supposed to be perfect)
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Calvert County, MD
Thoughts: The seller makes these in five different finishes, but the plain concrete one is definitely the best. The rest feel a little over-the-top/cheesy to me. Note that there are four or five faces on each pot (hard to tell by the pictures), so they’re a little kooky, but I like a little kookiness!

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Spring may be behind us, but botanical prints are forever in my heart.

Pair of botanical prints in brass frames:
Vintage botanical prints
Asking: $95 each
Condition: ”Good”
Dimensions: 29″ w x 39″ h
Location: Fairfax, VA
Thoughts: This isn’t the deal of the century, but it’s a very fair price for a well-framed, decently sized vintage botanical print in good condition. And they’re so cheerful!

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I will not be surprised if these are snatched up before I have a chance to hit publish. This is what CL is all about–cool finds for cheap, cheap, cheap.

Queen-size wicker bed frame:
wicker bed frame
Asking: $35
Condition: ”Good condition except for one strand starting to unravel.”
Dimensions: Not provided (queen size)
Location: Fairfax, VA
Thoughts: Simple, “modern” way to bring in some texture to the bedroom.

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MCM/Campaign sideboard:
MCM Campaign buffet sideboard
Asking: $65
Condition: ”Excellent condition” except for “some water damage to the back left corner on the top of the buffet.”
Dimensions: 40″ wide x 20″ deep
Location: Shepherd Park, NW DC
Thoughts: I wouldn’t know how to repair the water damage, but I bet you could easily hide it with a tray or something. I absolutely love this little guy.

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P.S. “Have a hundred?” will be an irregular series of posts featuring pieces that you can purchase for $100 or less. Hopefully. That’s my intention anyway…

I’ve recently been feeling the pull back to Craigslist and to this blog. History would suggest that the pull won’t last, but let’s look at some unique finds and good deals while it’s in effect, shall we?

Pair of green barrel chairs:
Vintage hollywood regency barrel with green upholstery
Asking: $500 for the pair [though there are multiple postings with prices up to $650]
Condition: ”Some scrapes”
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Not provided
Thoughts: The dearth of information in this listing is probably a bad sign, but I’m so drawn to the color and shape of these that I still had to share.

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Another green chair:
Green Wool Button-Tufted Side Chair
Asking: $200 OBO
Condition: ”Excellent condition. Solid construction, real wood legs. Recently reupholstered.”
Dimensions: 30″ tall x 23″ wide x 24″ deep. Seat height 14.5″
Location: Takoma, DC
Thoughts: Not sure why my first to finds are green chairs, but this one is pretty fantastic too–and totally different with it’s MCM design. Love the upholstery and the brass detail on the top.

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MCM Recliner:
MCM Recliner 
MCM Reliner lounge chair
Asking: $450
Condition: ”The naugahyde is in very good vintage condition with minimal wear marks. It was built very well and is incredibly sturdy; it reclines like the day it was made.”
Dimensions: 37″ wide x 34″ deep x 42″ tall with a seat width of 22.5″ and a seat depth of 20″
Location: Alexandria, VA
Thoughts: If the naugahyde doesn’t feel too cheap/plasticky, someone should jump on this. The color is great, and the shape is super fun, if you’re into MCM design. I also like that you don’t see this design all over the place (like the lovely but ubiquitous Eames lounger).

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Ikat (pronounced “ee-cot”): a fabric in which the yarns have been tie-dyed before weaving; (now it’s often used to describe the resulting pattern, even if the traditional dying method isn’t used)

Ikat is a trends with staying power. At least, I like to think it is, since it’s a trend I actually like. If you’re not familiar with this word, you’re likely quite familiar with the kinds of patterns the technique produces. I love that it looks fancy in a cool/global way but not overly designed. What do you think?

Ikat stool:
ikat ottoman
Asking: $270
Condition: “In perfect condition”
Dimensions: 27″ W; 22″ D; 19″ H
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Thoughts: Waaaaay to expensive for CL, but it’s pretty, isn’t it?

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Ikat rug:
pink ombre ikat rug
Asking: $125 [No longer available]
Condition: “Perfect condition”
Dimensions: 5′ x 8′
Location: Arlington (Courthouse), VA
Thoughts: Ombre and ikat–can you handle than much trendiness? Personally, I’d love this in a modern nursery.

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Ikat loveseat:
ikat loveseat
Asking: $490
Condition: “The cushions are all down filled and extremely comfortable.”
Dimensions: It measures 54′ wide x 39″ high at top of arch x 33″ deep. The seat depth is a roomy 22.5″
Location: Chevy Chase, MD
Thoughts: Most people are afraid of patterned sofas/loveseats, but if the rest of your furniture was fairly neutral, this could be a great statement piece. And while the price might seem high for a (CL) loveseat, keep in mind that its a designer piece that’s beautifully upholstered. Look how perfectly the pattern on the front of the seat cushions lines up with the skirt–that’s the kind of detail that sets apart a mediocre piece from a really nice one.

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Two pairs of Ikat drapes:
Padna Ikat drapes
Asking: $495 (includes 4 panels, 2 curtain rods and the rings to hang them)
Condition: “Custom-made, lined and pinch-pleated”
Dimensions: 84″ L
Location: Arlington (Clarendon), VA
Thoughts: I usually make my own curtains, but since I can’t sew, I’m limited to what can be created with an iron and hem tape… Needless to say, mine aren’t fancy enough to be lined or pinch-pleated, so these look impressive to me.  Gorgeous drapes can make a space feel so much more luxurious (see here, here, here or here for examples), so these might be worth a splurge if you’re into the muted palette and the ikat-look.

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Ikat shell chair:
ikat shell chair
Asking: $175
Condition: “Brand new. Teal color is darker that photo shows.”
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Falls Church, VA
Thoughts: This would be a great statement piece for a home office. If nothing else, it would make you feel a little better when you’re paying your bills.

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Set of 4 Virtue of California chairs:
virtue of california chairs
Asking: $300 OBO
Condition: “Gold patina with a bit of wear due to the years… otherwise the chairs are in excellent condition.”
Dimensions: Height of seat–18″; height of arms–24″; height of back–32″
Location: Leesburg, VA
Thoughts:
  I’m assuming the seats are vinyl, not leather, which might look cheap/unsexy in person, but if it looks like leather (or is leather), these would be so hot. And even if it’s not, I’d totally consider reupholstering them.

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