craigslist all week : maine and flagstaff

oddly enough maine craigslist has one location option and that's..."maine".

but there were actually quite a lot of goodies to be had.

yes, there were overpriced antiques galore.

but also some real gems at reasonable prices.

that's what craigslist is all about. 

pretty little writing desk $125

not sure what the provenance is if any or what the wood's like..

probably veneer.  

so, i wouldn't be mad at you if you decided to paint it...oh i don't know..glossy canary yellow or chalky powdery charcoal. your call. 


slant front desk $90.

great piece of furniture.

excellent for an entry.

i'd paint it white in the simplest and most bilhuber-y-est of ways. 


antique pine chest of drawers $90.

so simple and so beautiful. 

great in a dining room to hold linens and other eating related collections. 

or clothes. 


late 1800's bureau $50.

this is old and comes from england.

and it's 50 dollars. 

that's a well priced antique that's probably worth more.

i'd totally use it as a bar set up. 


fantastic solid brass ship's anchor andirons $800

i know! 800 is a lot of dollars for some andirons.

but the good ones are usually really expensive and i guess they'd last forever?

but they are so awesome and so seafaring.


9 x 12 rose colored rug $300


good price for a big ass rug. 


a whole mess of english bone china for $75.

i would be all over this. 

thanksgiving is approaching. 



antique factory shoe rack $200.

that's a decent price from my experience. 

i've seen these listed for so much more.

so many functions too.

cookbook storage, pretty china storage, wine storage.


reclaimed barn wood tables $100.

i could see those benches working in several ways:

beside tables,  coffee tables, benches for a dining table..they are strong if that masculine industrial look is your thing. 


horn, leather and brass chairs $500

don't think you can get much cooler than this. 

i'd pair them with a farmhouse table. 


square oak farm table $175

oh look.  a farmhouse table. 


mid century sofa $650

please buy and do this.  


rattan mirror $65.

it's a barfy orange color now so i'd paint it...anything other than toddler puke. 

who want's circus peanuts?


2 emerald green henredon love seats $225.

you could build a whole room around these. 



moving on to...

not much to offer i'm afraid.


vintage mushroom lamp $110.

 would make a big statement. 


historic moroccan tiles $200.

this is sort of the best find ever if you want to add some interest to a kitchen or bath remodel.

you can't get these tiles for this price and you'd be crazy not to pick them up.

the whole floor of a bath or shower?

a kitchen backsplash?

an entry?

buy them for a rainy day.



cactus base coffee table $250.

i know i thought it was dead snakes too.

a lot of you are like...what in the ever loving fuck are you thinking?

but i get it. 

i can see it. 

i'd use it in an all washed out neutral space with lots of texture.



peacock chair $175.

i'd offer less but someone would probably pay that so if you want it...act on it. 

there are cool details on this one. 


and that's it for flagstaff and surrounding areas.

surprisingly not a lot of native american swag. 

unless i just steered clear of those buzz words. 


ok then. 

nominate your city.

i plan on doing this once a week.

so there's time.