Sunday, June 19, 2011

Living room changes

I purchased this sofa & chair off of Craigslist two years ago when we moved here.  It wasn't my favorite color, but it was in really great shape & the price was right...$300.00 for the set.
   I decided it was time for a major change...I am loving all of the lighter colors right now...earthtones & browns just aren't doing it anymore.  I sold the chair for $50.00 in our garage sale & the sofa for $225.00 on Craigslist.

I have wanted a slipcovered sofa forever, but as you know they are not easy on the budget.  I couldn't believe it when I found this Linden Street Sofa on Craigslist for $350.00!!!  A single lady had it, no kids, no pets, no smoking & she traveled, so really she was only here in KC about half the time.  I asked her what her bottom dollar would be & she said $275.00! 

I also found a new chair on Craigslist for $30.00!  Before I headed to get it the seller e-mailed & said they remembered they had a matching ottoman in storage & if I wanted it I could have it for $10.00...Score!

I got rid of the brown drapes...

And replaced them with these faux silk drapes from Target...They sell for $19.99/panel, but I found them on Craigslist...All 8 panels for $60.00!  I sold my others for $20.00 so really I have $40.00 in the new ones!


  1. Um, that couch is amazing and for that price!

  2. Thanks! It's good to hear someone else thinking the same way as I do...Sometimes I worry that I am some 'crazed Craigslist lady' that would think a furnace in the middle of summer was a good buy!

  3. just stumbled upon your blog! very cute projects, love love the dining room table re-do and the bench to go with it! and this couch, my goodness I need to get on your city's craigslist!! :)
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