The One That Got Away



Are there any other Craigslist shoppers out there? I don’t check very often, unless I have something specific in mind. But occasionally I’ll check the listings just to see what’s out there and that’s when I come across things like this! A danish credenza made of walnut for a song!

It reminded me of the project that Amy did last year that I loved so much! But, as you can tell by the title, this was snatched up before I could get my hands on it. Too bad!! I was really excited about painting the drawer fronts a glossy white, like the dresser below.

Yes, I could buy this dresser at a local furniture shop for a lot more $$$, but where’s the rush in that?!! 😉

Have you ever found a great deal on Craigslist? Or one that got away?


  • amy walters, aDESIGNdock

    Aw….sorry Rosa that you didn’t get your hands on it in time. It looks like a beautiful dresser and it would have looked killer with the drawers painted!
    Thanks so much for the love though. I am tickled pink that you’ve kept my little DIY in the back of your mind all this time. Can’t wait to see what you do when you finally snag the perfect vintage dresser! Happy Friday. xo

  • Melissa Crochet

    That would have been an amazing find. I have found so much on Craig’s List and I try to check it at least once a week. Just get into the habit…it really pays off.

  • barbara@hodge:podge

    Crummy. My sister has that exact dresser that got away though. I let her know how much I love it every time I am over 🙂 Sometimes you win some and lose some on Craiglist. I have had a few get away but have had a few awesome finds though!

  • Tracey

    Oh I hate that!!! But ya know what? It was never meant to be yours. I know, I know I just had to say it though. There will be something better out there for you. I sound like your mom or something. Have great weekend Rosa!!

  • meesh@idreamofchairs

    I’m looking for something similar for my bedroom. Guess I need to start checking craigslist….but now that it has come and gone…will one ever show up again? Just curious…what was it selling for?

  • Sheila @ SZInteriors

    We got our bar stools from Used Victoria – basically Craig’s List – Vintage MCM atomic style, 3 for $60! We’re still smiling and lov’n them… I’m with Tracey though, the things that get away were never meant to be, and something even better will come along. Good luck with your search 🙂

  • homestilo

    Amy’s project totally rocks. I’ve never bought anything off of Craig’s List but I am just about to give e-bay a try…

  • kirsten

    ahhhh, man! what a nifty piece of furniture….sad it got away, but I am sure something great is around the corner!

  • janis - pinecone camp

    Ah, yes. Craigslist. I know it well. Sometimes I like, sometimes I hate it. I did get a really cute vintage typewriter last year. Happy times. Have a good weekend rosa!

  • Lily from Birch + Bird

    Oh yes, I have so many that have gotten away! But my sister and Rachel have found credenza’s almost identical to that one at local thrift stores, in fact my son has the matching dresser in his room, so don’t give up all hope yet 🙂

  • sherry

    I hardly ever see cool stuff like that on Craigslist in ATL. We have way too many designer bloggers who are CL stalkers and I know they scarf it up in a nano second. It seems like all I see are ugly sofas from the 90’s, with big arms and cup holders:). That dresser would have been an awesome buy for sure.

  • Aubrey

    Oh I so dislike when that happens!
    I am sure a similar piece will be posted again and then you can snatch it up!
    I am such a craigslist hunter, I am on it at least twice a day searching. If it wasn’t for the stern looks I get from the hubby when he catches me on CL. Our garage would be FULL of my cl to do projects. Right now I have 3 chairs and a table that need to be worked on. 🙂

    Happy Craigslist Hunting

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