I recently came across two Craigslist finds that rival my Craigslist bar cart score. I found both of these pieces within 3 days of each other. First up, the coveted campaign dresser. I have Pinterest to thank for this find. I saw a pin with Craigslist search tips, so of course, I clicked on it and saw you have the option to "show images." Who knew this, by the way? I've been searching Craigslist forever and had never seen that option before. I was skeptical that it was really even there, so I did my usual "dresser" search to test it out. And lo and behold, images showed up (albeit tiny)! While I was there, I perused the images and thought I could make out a campaign dresser from a super fuzzy image. I was right! And it was $75! I could hardly contain my excitement when I first saw it in person.
We ended up having the perfect place for it in our apartment, and it's great for some extra much needed storage. Here it is in all its glory!
The dresser isn't in the best shape, but it isn't terrible. It has some nicks and scratches on the top and on the front (hence the placement of some of the accessories). I don't know where I'm going to put it when we move, so I'm not making any final decisions, but I am thinking I will end up painting it. And you may have noticed that it's missing a drawer pull. Thankfully, I was able to find one online that appears to match perfectly and should arrive shortly!
Aren't those carnations so pretty? I bought them over a week ago and they still look beautiful! I love the fun bright colors. The pink and white striped tray is a recent find from Ikea.
The dresser totally needs some help in the styling department (and doesn't work the best on the hardwoods), but I am working with a very limited number of accessories I brought over from the house. Everything else is in storage, including a lamp that would be perfect for the space. But oh well. It will be like Christmas when I get to unpack the boxes in storage!
And you may remember my $3.95 Paris map from Paper Source. I thought it worked perfectly on this wall. (And I am still trying to figure out why the light switch needs to be half way over on the wall.)
As for my second find . . . a beautiful bamboo dresser.
Excuse the quality of the pictures. I took them on my iPhone as we were loading the dresser into our storage unit. Sadly, we don't have room for it in our apartment, but we will be reunited again!
The dresser has been professionally repainted in a gray/blue color. The lady we bought it from said that after she had it painted, her husband didn't like the color of it. Too bad for her because this piece is gorgeous. Again, I don't know where it will go in the new house (assuming we ever find one), but I am actually digging its current color.
How fabulous is the hardware?
And a big shout out to Justin for putting up with my Craigslist searching and going to load up the furniture for me. I would like to say I won't search anymore until we find a house, but old habits die hard!