Hello all! My name is Adrian and you’ve seen me on the blog before, but only in pictures :). I’m Mallory’s older sister and Vivienne’s mama. I live in South Minneapolis near Lake Nokomis in a 1,400 square foot home with Vivienne (obviously), my husband Jeff and our two dogs. In my (rare) freetime, I enjoy crafting, thrifting, reading home decor/lifestyle blogs and redesigning my house over and over again. I’ve decided I don’t have enough time to run a blog by myself, but have enough to write a few guest posts. So here goes the first one!
As I said above, I enjoy reading blogs. One of my favorites, Style By Emily Henderson has a fantastic feature she rotates through calling ‘Trolling Craigslist.’ Basically, she looks at Craigslist in a random city and features things she finds. So I thought it would be fun to do it for Minneapolis. Why do you ask? Because I LOVE Craigslist.
Craigslist is a great (online) resource for shopping and I’ve found some fantastic items at amazing prices. Herman Miller Shell Chairs? Check. 5 Vintage Dressers? Yep (not all at once). Dining Hutch? Yes! I could keep going, but I’ll stop 🙂
Now the issue with Craigslist, which is a good issue, is that there is always. new. stuff. Like I could shop my house every day. And with my under 1,400 square foot house full to the brim, I figure sharing great finds might satiate my shopping fix and ensure that some of these beauties find good homes. And maybe help me stop buying dressers. Or chairs.
So, without further ado, here are the finds!
Wicker Folding Chairs I’m currently in a wicker phase. I don’t know why, maybe it’s the 70s influences coming back, but I’m really drawn to it. Anyway, these sweet little folding chairs would be a great addition to any home, perfect for extra seating, any stylish too!
Vintage Full Size Bed Stay with me on this one folks. With a little love and some paint, I think this gal would be lovely in a guest room or a little girl’s room. Very shabby chic.
Brass Arc/Arch Lamp So much love for this floor lamp. Brass is back! This kind of lamp is great for rooms with no overhead lighting and perfect for behind a chair or behind the corner of a sectional. This is a run, don’t walk one people. If I didn’t have a 17 month old that I knew would try to hang off of it like a monkey, I would have bought this already.
Wooden Spindle Bench As the Craigslist poster said, it would be a great hallway bench. It would also be great with a dining set in a dining room or kitchen as a settee. It also would be lovely painted. And maybe add a cushion?
Vintage Tall Boy Dresser This guy would be a great addition to any bedroom. The dresser is also a good scale for a hallway or entry. The detail on the drawer fronts is super unique. And who doesn’t need more storage?
Vintage End Tables The shape. Oh, it makes me want to throw out my Lane Acclaim side tables and take these babies home. But all those corners don’t match with a wobbly walker. Lame yo. Someone rescue these. And put some fantastic lamps on top of them.
Bamboo Wicker 3 Piece Set I know, more wicker. It’s a miracle there are only 2 items on this list. But this set, seriously. Yes, it might need new cushions (or hey, get rid of the cushions all together), but imagine it in a sun room. Or on a 3-season porch. Or just use a piece for an eclectic look in a living room. In love. If I hadn’t just bought a wicker loveseat (or as I call it a bench to make my husband feel better), I would be en route to Northfield right now.
Waiting Room Table and Chair Bench This would be awesome (recovered and painted) in an entryway. You could lineup shoes underneath the table and under the chairs. Adorable. Yes, it’s a little waiting room-esque, but I think it’s in a good way.
Lucite Table Base This is a great deal! Throw a piece of wood on top (I’d go walnut or something with a great grain) and you’ll have yourself a stunning coffee table. It’s a little retro and little contemporary all in one.
Well I hope you all liked the post! We’re hoping to make this a regular thing, so if you’re looking for anything in particular comment below, and we’ll try to find/feature it next time!
NOTE: All of these items were available when I posted this article. They may not be by the time you look at them. In the Craigslist world, you gotta act quick!