Archives for posts with tag: furniture

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?

Check it out. No longer available

Ikat rug:
pink ombre ikat rug
Asking: $125
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.

Check it out. No longer available

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.

Check it out. No longer available

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.

Check ’em out. No longer available

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.

Check it out. No longer available

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.

Check ’em out. No longer available

This one’s wonderfully weird, I think!

Astrological signs bar cart:
Astrological signs bar cart
astrological signs bar card detail
Asking: $160
Condition: Not described
Dimensions: 32″ W x 27″ H x 24″ D
Location: Great Falls, VA
Thoughts: Wouldn’t you love to know the backstory of this piece (“Made in Italy” btw)? Who was its first owner? Were they just really into astrology? Were they charmed by the “brilliant colors” and “artful nudity”? What kind of crazy parties were stocked with liquor from its caddies? If only bar carts could talk…

Check it out. No longer available

Beer can coffee table:
beer can coffee table
Asking: $150 Reduced to $125
Condition: Not described
Dimensions: 41″ W x 31″ D x 18″ H
Location: Fairfax City, VA
Thoughts: Would I ever allow this into my home? Probably Absolutely not. But I can’t deny that it’s got some kitchy vintage charm.

Check it out. No longer available

Lobster pot coffee table:
lobster pot coffee table
Asking: $100
Condition: Not described
Dimensions: 14.75″ H x 34.75″ W x 21″ D
Location: Alexandria, VA
Thoughts: While I’m generally not into themes, “nautical” is the one that can still win me over (must be because I was a New England baby). This guy could be very cool in the right nautical/coastal space.

Check it out. No longer available

Lighted/mirrored coffee table:
lighted mirrored coffee table on
lighted mirrored coffee table off
Asking: Part of a larger, $390 set that include the coffee table, a side table and a mirror
Condition: Not described
Dimensions: 41” W x 22″D x 17″ H
Location: Manassas, VA
Thoughts: If the cheesy oak was painted, these might look cool… maybe? Probably not, but I’m intrigued by them nonetheless. (OK, in all honesty, the only piece I’d actually consider from the set is the funky town mirror, so I might as well show that…)

lighted smoke glass mirror
Check ’em out. No longer available

Sorry I disappeared again.  I was deeply saddened by the shooting at the Navy Yard, where I work, and I lost interest in Craigslist for a while. Then I was distracted by late nights working on an exciting project, which I hope to reveal in the near future.  Between those very bad and very good things, these past two weeks have flown by with nary a look at the List of Craig. But now I finally have the time and the brain space to do some sleuthing…

Drexel dresser:
drexel dresser
Asking: $65
Condition: ”In very good condition”
Dimensions: 36″ W x 18″ D x 47″ H
Location: Herndon, VA
Thoughts: The ivory color reads a little sad/dirty in these photos, but the hardware, the lines and the price (super low for a Drexel piece, even on CL) make this one worth a bit of elbow grease.

Check it out. No longer available.

Arrow side table:
arrow side table
Asking: $200
Condition: It’s vintage, but it looks like it’s in perfect condition from the pics.
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Ashburn, VA
Thoughts: It’s a little high for side tables by CL standards, but the design is unique and arrows are trending. (And they’re a trend I actually like!)

Check it out. No longer available.

Pair of plaid chairs with/without sofa:
pair of plaid chairs
neutral sofa
Asking: $350 for the pair of chairs or $550 for the chairs and the sofa
Condition: “Pristine condition”
Dimensions: Chairs are 29″ W x 31″ D x 30″ H; sofa is 85″ W x 32″ D x 26″ H
Location: Chevy Chase, MD
Thoughts: I like the style and size of the chairs, and although I’m not super excited about the upholstery, it’s certainly not offensive and could be a good option for injecting some masculinity into a space. The sofa is also completely unoffensive, but please don’t style it with the pillows from the chair if you get all three. ;)

Check ’em out. No longer available.

Hollywood Regency china cabinet:
hollywood regency china cabinet
Asking: $650 OBO
Condition: “Pristine condition”
Dimensions: 82″ H x 60″ W x 20″ D
Location: McLean, VA
Thoughts: Another big ticket item for CL, but it’s a substantial piece and it’s beau-ti-ful.

Check it out. No longer available.

For football watching or general lazing around…

Room & Board Pierce sofa:
Room & Board Pierce Sofa
Asking: $1600 Reduced to $1550 Reduced again to $1500
Condition: “Very lightly used”
Dimensions: 80″ W, 41″ D,  35″ H (38″ H with cushion)
Location: Rockville, MD
Thoughts: Clean lines, good/neutral color. You’d be saving $700+ off retail.

Check it out. No longer available

Gray chesterfield sofa:
gray tufted chesterfield sofa
Asking: $800
Condition: “Less than a month old”
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Pentagon City, VA
Thoughts: Chesterfields are definitely in right now. I don’t know if you’ll still love it in 10 years, but for $800, you don’t really have to.

Check it out. No longer available

Cane-back sofa:
cane-back sofa
Asking: $100 Reduced to $80
Condition: “In wonderful condition”
Dimensions: 96″ L, 30″ D, 27″ H
Location: Adams Morgan, DC
Thoughts: I’d definitely reupholster the cushions, and depending on your style, it could be fun to refinish the wood too. You could do a bright white on the frame and a darker color for the upholstery or the opposite. Of course, the wood looks good as is, so you wouldn’t need to change it. Could be a fun project piece, either way.

Check it out. No longer available

Gray-blue rolled arm sofa:
gray rolled-arm sofa
Asking: $400 (there’s also a matching love seat and chair with ottoman, if you want a whole set for $800)
Condition: Not described
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Alexandria, VA
Thoughts: Ultra-suede is not my favorite fabric, aesthetically, but if you’ve got kids or pets or like to eat on the couch, it’s not a bad option, clean-up wise.  And this is my personal favorite sofa style. I’ve got a very similar one (from CL, of course) that I had reupholstered.

Check it out. No longer available

Cream Crate & Barrel sofa:
cream crate & barrel sofa
Asking: $150 Reduced to $125
Condition: “Needs a clean but no stains or tears”
Dimensions: 86″ L; 39″ D; 25″ H
Location: Capitol Hill, DC
Thoughts: The pillows (which were purchased separately) look like they’ve seen better days. Replace those and you’ve got yourself a stylish sofa for pretty darn cheap.

Check it out. No longer available

High-armed Chippendale sofa:
high-armed chippendale sofa
Asking: $400 Reduced to $300
Condition: “Some slight fading in one place and two tiny stains in the corner”
Dimensions: 78″ L; 28″ D
Location: Alexandria, VA
Thoughts: I prefer the lines of this to more common hump-back Chippendale; it feels classic and modern at once. Love the neutral linen and the price seems great, but I’d definitely want to check out the imperfects in person since they’re not visible in the pictures.

Check it out. No longer available

Exciting things are happening and I cannot wait to share. But I’m going to test my willpower and try to hold off until things are a bit more concrete. Until then, how about these fun finds…

Pair of medieval brass rubbing prints:
pair of medieval brass rubbing prints
Asking: $70 for the pair
Condition: Glass missing from the knight frame; otherwise “excellent condition”
Dimensions: 65 1/2″ H, 24 3/4″ W
Location: Leesburg, VA
Thoughts: I had a similar knight rubbing, and I thought it was quirky and charming. (Now I’m wondering what happened to that… hmm…) You’d have to get a piece of glass cut, but I think it might be worth it.

Check it out. No longer available.

Moroccan rug:
moroccan rug
Asking: $50
Condition: Not described
Dimensions: 57″ x 39″
Location: Chevy Chase, MD
Thoughts: Love the colors and the variety of motifs used throughout.

Check it out. No longer available.

Cute little wicker chair:
cute little wicker chair
Asking: $30 
Condition: Not described
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Centerville, VA
Thoughts: I still haven’t gotten a chair for my vanity, and I think this one might be perfect. Except I’d probably spray paint it a high gloss forest green. That and the fact that I have no idea when I’d be able to get to Centerville to retrieve it and I don’t really have a clue what it’s dimensions are–otherwise perfect though. ;)

Check it out. No longer available.

Vintage milk can with American eagle motif:
vintage American eagle milk can
Asking: $40
Condition: “In perfect shape” (It’s obviously got some dings… I think the seller means good vintage condition, which I think is true.)
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Centerville, VA
Thoughts: Cool way to celebrate your patriotism.

Check it out. No longer available.

And look at that–I completely unintentionally ended up with a round-up of all <$100 finds. Gotta love CL!

I don’t favor rooms that look like they’re straight out of a catalog, but I can certainly understand the appeal of these brand name pieces…

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams upholstered queen bed frame:
Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams upholstered queen bed frame
Asking: $400 OBO
Condition: ”In great condition”
Dimensions: 80” L, 60″ W, 14″ H
Location: Chinatown, DC
Thoughts: Who wouldn’t like this?  This is a nice compromise of masculine and feminine with the softness of the upholstery, the simple/strong lines, toughness of nailhead trim and the neutral fabric.

Check it out. No longer available

Pottery Barn Victoria tufted ottoman:
Pottery Barn Victoria Tufted Ottoman
Asking: $450
Condition: ”Excellent MINT condition”
Dimensions: 51.5″ wide x 31″ deep x 17 ” high
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Thoughts: A very pretty piece for a more formal living room. While I can’t imagine ever putting my feet up on it, it does look as if it would make a nice alternative coffee table (which is how PB was spinning it, I think, based off of one stock photo in the listing).

Check it out. No longer available

West Elm Kite Kilim pouf:
West Elm Kile Kilim Pouf
Asking: $150
Condition: ”Brand new”
Dimensions: 24″ L x 24″ W x 13″ H
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Thoughts: I like this as a middle-commitment way of adding pattern to a room. Not nearly as risky as upholstering a chair or couch, but not as timid as a throw pillow either. Win!

Check it out. No longer available

Restoration Hardware Collins Chaise Sectional:
Resoration Hardware Collins Upholstered Sectional
Asking: $2500
Condition: ”Very good condition”
Dimensions: 135″W x 70″D x 33″H
Location: Arnold, MD
Thoughts: Is it expensive? Absolutely. But it’s also a sectional, which warrants more than a typical sofa. And it’s gorgeous. I’d never want to replace it.

Check it out. No longer available

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams vintage leather couch:
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams vintage leather couch
Asking: $1450 Reduced to $1050 Reduced again to $699 (!!)
Condition: ”Distressed brown leather couch in excellent condition”
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: U Street/Logan Circle, DC
Thoughts: Finding a good leather sofa on CL that doesn’t look like La-Z-Boy vomit is basically the holy grail. 99% of the time when people say they can’t find what they’re looking for on CL, I think they’re probably not searching hard enough or using the right search terms or some other user error. Good looking leather sofas, however, are seriously impossible finds. They’re unicorns–mystical creatures that exist on the pages of Elle Decor and House Beautiful, but not in real life. If you’ve been looking for a unicorn, grab this handsome guy up immediately!

Check it out. No longer available

Maybe it’s because our days our getting shorter and our nights are getting longer again, but I’ve been attracted to some dark-as-night pieces on CL lately…

Antique Weiman display cabinets:
Antique Weiman Display Cabinets
Asking: $400 for the pair or $250 a piece
Condition: ”3 glass shelves are not included … Paint has some chips and scratches. Some chips and dings in the wood. Glass is in fine condition.”
Dimensions: 78″H x 27″W x 14 1/2″D
Location: Alexandria, VA
Thoughts: These are such a neat shape. They’d be fantastic in a masculine study/office. The fact that they’re missing the shelves is a bit of a bummer–adds an extra step to actually using them.

Check ’em out. No longer available.

West Elm 5×8 Empire Kilim:
West Elm 5x8 Empire Kilim : Dhurrie Rug
Asking: $200 Reduced to $185
Condition: ”Like new”
Dimensions: 5′ x 8′
Location: Falls Church, VA
Thoughts: I’m drawn to the rich tones of this over-dyed rug. They didn’t include pictures of their actual rug (annoying), but said that theirs is darker.

Check it out. No longer available.

Howard Miller Grand Cru wine bar:
Howard Miller Grand Cru Wine Bar
Asking: $895
Condition: ”In excellent condition”
Dimensions: 80″ T x 35″ W x 19″ D
Location: Falls Church, VA
Thoughts: It’s priced too high for CL (it sells for $1200 on Overstock), but I like the way it’s organized: room for 40 wine bottles on the bottom, upside down wine glasses hanging from the top, and everything else you need for an at-home bar in between. Seller is moving out of state, so I’m guessing there should be plenty of negotiating room with this one.

Check it out. No longer available.

In my humble opinion, all of these are pretty darn good deals, even if they do need a bit of work:

Bamboo shelving unit:
bamboo shelving unit
Asking: $40
Condition: “Great condition except for a nearly invisible crack at the top”
Dimensions: 70″ H, 35″ W, 15.5″ D
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Thoughts: Imagine it styled with something more attractive than toys.

Check it out. No longer available.

Asian end tables:
asian end table
Asking: $65 each (there are two available)
Condition: “Excellent”
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Rockville, MD
Thoughts: The golden oak does nothing for me, but imagine them painted or stained darker.

Check ’em out. No longer available.

Matching bamboo etageres:
bamboo etagere
Asking: $80 for the pair Reduced to $60
Condition: Not described
Dimensions: 70″ T, 30″ W
Location: Woodbridge, VA
Thoughts: I know, a second listing for a bamboo shelving unit in the same post–lame. BUT this one comes with a mate. I’d paint them something bright and fun, and use them in a kid’s room or playroom (kinda like this).

Check ’em out. No longer available.

Pair of mint green stools:
mint stools
Asking: $30 OBO (for the pair, I think)
Condition: Not described
Dimensions: 2.5′ tall
Location: Capitol Hill, DC
Thoughts: If the price is per stool, these are much less interesting to me, but if it’s for both (with the option to negotiate down), I think they’d be adorable for holding plants and/or as side tables, indoors or out.

Check ’em out. No longer available.

Red IKEA PS media cabinet:
red IKEA PS media locker
Asking: $45 Reduced to $35
Condition: “Excellent condition minus a few minor and barely noticeable dents”
Dimensions: 47″ W x 16″ D x 25″ H
Location: Alexandria, VA
Thoughts: I usually avoid posting about IKEA pieces, just because they’re already pretty cheap and easy to come by, but I’ve always had a thing for this little guy, and $45 is easier for me to stomach than $99.

Check it out. No longer available.

Set of brass nesting tables:
faux bamboo brass nesting tables
Asking: $100 Raised to $150
Condition: “Slight oxidation freckling in a few spots … but not very noticeable”
Dimensions: Largest table is 21″ L x 13.25″ W x 20.5″ H; smaller tables fit underneath
Location: Leesburg, VA
Thoughts: Brass + faux bamboo detail + feminine lines … obviously I want these.

Check ’em out. No longer available.

Blue velvet corner sofa:
blue velvet corner sofa
Asking: $45 
Condition: “No stains/rips/tears”
Dimensions: Not provided
Location: Glover Park, MD
Thoughts: It’s already in my #1 favorite fabric. For $45, what do you really have to lose?

Check it out. No longer available.