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This week’s pick is a nine-piece bedroom set, including a queen-size bed, two night stands, two dressers, and an armoire. The seller, who says the set was bought in 2004 for $5,000, is asking for $2,500.

More good finds:

• A corner china cabinet (in need of a new hinge) for $60
• Dining-room table with six chairs for $300
• Pair of Eames leather chairs for $400
• Bevelled mirror for $55

Thanks, Craig!

Posted at 10:37 AM/ET, 08/14/2009 | Permalink | Comments ()
A look at the best furniture finds of the week. By Jason Koebler

This week’s pick is a brand new Bassett vanity with chair—the owner bought it and now doesn’t want it, so you can save $500 off the list price.

More good finds:

• A cherry dining table from the ‘70s - $350

• A dining set, including a table, six chairs, server and china cabinent - $800

• Get outside with this five-piece porch set - $99

• An antique farm table - $50

• An antique mahogany tea cart - $175

Thanks, Craig!

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Posted at 11:50 AM/ET, 07/23/2009 | Permalink | Comments ()

Here’s our pick of the week: A china cabinet made by Basset furniture. It’s going for $650, which includes delivery. Similar glass cabinets by Basset retail for around $2,000.

More good finds:

• Modern dining-room set with five chairs for $225
• Gun cabinet (that doesn’t necessarily have to be used for gun storage) for $500
• Six-piece bedroom set including a queen-size sleigh bed for $975
• Two funky church pews: one for $100, the other for $75

Thanks, Craig!

Posted at 11:17 AM/ET, 07/09/2009 | Permalink | Comments ()

This stainless steel bar table with four bar stools would give a modern look to any bar or kitchen. The table is 40” high, 24” wide and 48” long, and the Pentagon City seller is asking for $250 for the set. The seller says everything is in good condition except for a few scratches on the top of the table.

More good finds:
• Two green mosaic end tables, $30 or best offer for the pair.

• A sky-blue and white vintage desk - $150

• A vintage wicker rocking chair that could use a bit of fixing up - $20

• A living room table set includes matching glass-top, metal-frame coffee and end table - $100

• And finally, if you’re an octomom trying to home school your children and all their friends, up to 22 school desks - $10/each

Thanks, Craig!

Posted at 11:45 AM/ET, 06/18/2009 | Permalink | Comments ()

For $50, this beige chair is a steal. The poster says the arms are marked with a few scratches but it still looks to be in good condition. I’d consider recovering it with a bright, graphic fabric. With a new slipcover, it could look great in a living room or den.

More good finds:

• Oval wooden table from Pottery Barn for $300
• Antique-looking mirror for $150
• Four wrought-iron chairs and a square table for $200
• Red couch from Pier One for $115
• Retro sofa and chair for $200


Thanks, Craig! 

Posted at 09:03 AM/ET, 06/11/2009 | Permalink | Comments ()

This set of outdoor furniture would be a great addition to a back-yard deck or patio. Made to look like weathered iron, the set includes a rectangular glass-top table, four stationary chairs, two swivel rockers, and six seat cushions. Now all you need is a grill. Price: $400.

More good finds:

• Brown leather arm chair from Ikea for $250
• Drop-leaf wooden table for $90
• Oak coffee table with a lower shelf for storage for $75
• Pair of black metal lamps with white shades for $100
• Two unopened Ikea Poäng chairs with cushions for $75 each

Thanks, Craig!

Posted at 07:29 AM/ET, 06/04/2009 | Permalink | Comments ()

Bring a little funk into your living space with these mercury glass globe lamps from the 1960s. The lamps each stand 33 inches tall and are going for $90 for the pair. You could update the pieces with a bold shade from Anthropologie or South Moon Under. Very groovy.

More great finds:

• Wood table for $25
• Antique dressers for $75
• Wooden coffee and end tables for $50
• Two chairs for $50


Thanks, Craig! 

Posted at 12:00 PM/ET, 05/14/2009 | Permalink | Comments ()

This antique Singer pedal sewing machine could make a cool kitchen table. All you need are four funky chairs to create both a dining set and a conversation piece. Price: $40 in cash.

More fun finds:

• Small mahogany table for $20.
• Patio bench and cushion for $25.
• Four pickled pine dining room chairs for $380.
• Clear, acrylic coffee table for $100.

Thanks, Craig! 

Posted at 02:42 PM/ET, 05/07/2009 | Permalink | Comments ()

There are two great finds on Craigslist from Pottery Barn this week. This mahogany media cabinet would look quite handsome paired with this cranberry-colored rug. The cabinet ($300) is big enough to store a television and its components, and the 5 x 8 henley rug ($100) would add warmth to any living room. All you need is a comfy chair.

More good finds:

•  Striped couch for $50.
• Wood end-table for free!
• Vintage floor lamp for $65
• Large guilded mirror for $200.

Thanks, Craig!

Posted at 10:57 AM/ET, 04/30/2009 | Permalink | Comments ()

A refined way to show and store china, this dark-stained wooden hutch and cabinet could fit in a kitchen or dining room. It features three wood doors, three glass cabinets, and four pull drawers that would be great for utensils. At only $150, we predict it won’t last long.

More good finds:

• Green metal baker’s rack for $40.
• Wooden end table for $35.
• Mahogany buffet table for $500.
• Restored and recovered Victorian parlor chair for $135.
• White cast iron bookshelf for $50.

Thanks, Craig!

Posted at 12:56 PM/ET, 04/16/2009 | Permalink | Comments ()