I am not Craigslist savvy, let’s just start there. I love the idea of becoming one of those Craigslist gurus who can narrow in on those one-of-a-kind pieces and score them for $5 and then maybe even become friends with the nice people who sold it to me, but in reality I don’t know how to search more specifically than just, “ikea expedit” or “antique looking table” and I have a real fear of meeting a Craigslist killer so I usually strike out.
But, every once in awhile I manage to find something decent like this mid-century chair I found a few years ago. It has sat in my basement until the nice people at One Kings Lane motivated me to get it out and do something with it!
Here it is in all it’s before vinyl glory…
OKL has a new resource guide and they are trying to spread the word with the help of some bloggers.
I couldn’t be happier to help them, after all I LOVE their site!
The resource guide provides all kinds of information on furniture history and they have set it up to be super user-friendly.
You can search by type or time period and, along with the historical information you will find lots of helpful articles, such as How to Stain Proof Your Chairs to How to Choose seating for Holiday Dining.
My Craigslist find is a mid-centry modern chair that became really popular back in the 60’s and 70’s.
I decided to go a little wild since it was going in the boys’ room and chose a blue zebra pattern.
You know I love graphic and it ties in with all the other pattern in the room.
I will be sharing more details of my chair once I add a couple of little details,
but in the meantime be sure to check out the brand new resource guide over at OKL and, if you haven’t already, become a member and start shopping!!