craigslist all week : dc and austin

i think i inadvertently saved the best for last.

hold on to your boobs and beans...

first up is...

antique cabinet $100.

very pretty details. 

take a look and see them close up. 


mid century server $259.

not cheap but doable and tons of storage. 

great for a bar set up. 

to paint or not to paint?

i'd get it home first and see how that finish translates in your space.

then decide. 



antique secretary $175.

fantastic, right?

i'd paper or fabric the back in this


brass crib $350

like whoa. 



regency round coffee table $75.

i really just love these brass scroll base coffee tables. 

they seem so versatile.

in other words it would work in your house. 


antique table $95.

simple and feminine.

i'd totally bar it up. 


brass cart $175.

this is interesting. 

not sure what the shelves are made of, says they're "light green". 

but it's a good price. 


irish pine corner hutch $575.

you know the country mouse in me loves this hard.

live in the country and have a china collection?

you should have this. 

these things are worth around 5k in antique stores. 


antique rug $100.

they say this "needs to be professionally cleaned". 

i'd heed their advice.

but 100 bucks seems like a steal to me. 

it's pretty!


8 pc. service bronze flatware $60.

thanksgiving is coming. 


3 adorable little asian lamps $75 (each).

one for you, one for me, one for your mom. 


brass twin bed $55.

this has such a modern feel and it's fifty five dollars!

great for a wee person, girl or boy. 


brass cocktail table $375.

just awesome. 


mid century credenza $400.

i could not love this more.

someone please oh please buy this. 


chrome table and chairs $125.


do i need to say anything?


wicker elephant bench $275.

this is pretty much my favorite thing ever.

a kid's room..sure...obviously.

but equally at home in an entry or hallway or mudroom or sun porch or office or living room.

just keep it away from cats. 


next up..

faux bamboo brass cart $195.

so small and fun.


vintage sofa $500.

shut your mouth. 

not sure you could pull it off?

just ask yourself..what would jeffrey bilhuber do?


cute little berber rug $40.

what a deal.

clean the shit out of it and put it in a nursery.  


3 moroccan hanging lamps $50.

hang them all in a hall, en masse. 

or in a small kitchen nook.



solid brass tabletop mirror $60.

this is very agreeable.

this is what people talk about when they say "pay attention to the details".

this is a fine detail. 



monkey wedding portrait $200.

i don't it worth $200?


but it sure is enjoyable.


this person is selling 7 vintage moroccan rugs at $500 each.

i think this is definitely worth checking out. 


beveled mirror $50.

great mirror great price. 


vintage mccoy smiley face collection $75.

if you don't want this you are dead inside.


chrome mushroom floor lamp $65.

great lamp great price. 


2 brass lamps with a moroccan vibe $75.

yes to these. 

put some big, cylindrical black shades on them. 



vintage coffee table $125

what west elm tries to do when they design coffee tables. 

only this is better quality. 



chrome and leather dining set $325.

leather is in perfect condition. 



that was fun right?!


nominate your city!


have a great fucking weekend everyone.


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.


craigslist all week : minneapolis

i had planned to do 2 cities but minneapolis was chock full of stuffs. 

i won't tell you which city got pre-empted because she will just be the guest star tomorrow. 

but minneapolis had a bunch of goodness.

i could have picked so much more but simply ran out of time. 

bamboo server $200.

what's not to love? 

think of all the paint possibilities. 

glossy gray?  hot pink?  deep navy? minty green? forrest green? 

i'd change out that hardware for some brass ring pulls. 


king size wood headboard $75.

paint it white and call it a day. 


brass, glass and chrome nesting tables $63

i'd ask if they'd take $57.


french art deco leather club chairs $399.

that's a negotiating price if i've ever seen one. 

they are pretty beat up...some good some bad.

i think a professional could repair the rips fairly easily.

these things are awesome and CRAZY expensive when they are in decent shape with no rips.

apart from the rips here they are perfectly worn in. 


like new anthropologie leather cotswold sofa $1495

this sofa retails for over $4k.

so this is a good deal period end of.


vintage tole mirror $189.

so cute and so unique. 

would be perfect for a little girl's bedroom or bathroom. 

i would love to see it hung on top of floral wallpaper. 


rust velvet parsons chairs $250.

yes and yes. 


spot milk glass lamps with gold leaf shades $200


they are huge too at 34" tall. 

such a statement.  make your whole bedroom. 

or living room. 



oscar de la renta library rack $200.

who knew mr. de la renta made furniture? 

i didn't. 

this thing is awesome.

i'd use it for cookbook display but that's just me. 

i could also see it in a fancy pants english bohemian meets sporty scholar baby room. 


2 wicker love seats $75

these are made of that weather resistant stuff so that's good. 

no peeling, rotting, moldy wicker. 

plus they are cute.  


bamboo love seat and chairs $200

these have cozy fall porch written all over them. 


antique brass chest $50 

stylish little side table. 


this whole set up here intrigues me.

the perfect little bentwood chairs are for sale for $200.

but the table is too...the table was a prototype for something they had built.

this one here they are selling for $110.

it's 74" around which is huge and fantastic!  a big round table is so hard to find.

the top is thick plywood painted black and the legs are solid pipe wrapped in twine!!

i don't know..maybe it's the picture but i'd be super interested in seeing this all in person. 

it all looks really stylish.

all the lamps, the black and white and wood scheme...i like it. 


i think i could dedicate 2 days to minneapolis. 

for serious. 

if you live in minneapolis and are looking for something specific, email me..i might have seen it.