Why, hello, Friday! I’ve been looking forward to you for a long, long time. (Or, you know, since Monday.)
(Austin Craigslist – $100)
I cannot believe this chair is only $100! I’m not at all in love with it as-is, but it’s a chair that could easily be made over into something fabulous – and it’s tough to find a good armchair for that cheap! Corey and I would love to get an armchair to go in our master bedroom as a little reading nook, so if we had the extra cash laying around I’d be all over this chair!
(Austin Craigslist – $ 60)
Corey and I have been on a bit of an orange kick lately. It’s kind of like yellow’s more moody older brother. It’s still bright and cheerful, but there’s something about it that can bring a little more depth to a room. Now, don’t get me wrong – yellow is still my favorite color and it’s probably going to stay that way (so you’ll still be seeing copious amounts of yellow projects pop up on the blog!) but I’m definitely starting to love me some orange too. This chair is awesome, and I wish there was a set so we could snatch them up to go along with our kitchen table once we get around to replacing the cheap-o Ikea one we currently have.
(Austin Craigslist – $350)
It wouldn’t be a Friday Finds without some mid-century goodness, would it? This couch is a fabulous deal, if only the idea of buying a couch off of Craigslist didn’t weird me out so much (and yes, I understand that it makes no sense that I’m fine with buying an upholstered chair but not a couch. I’m a strange one). This couch is absolutely gorgeous and I’d love to put it in our future converted garage (even though it’s not the look Corey wants – and I’ve already given him
full most of the decorating reins in that room). The olive green color is gorgeous, and I’m really digging all of the other furniture in that room too. And the stone wall. And that light fixture. Can I just buy all of it?
(Austin Craigslist – $30)
This is a cute little table, although I don’t think it’s something that would work for our house. I actually love the color and wouldn’t change a thing (unless it was to make it a little less muted and a little more “Hello! I’m a purple table!!”) but it’s a bit small for our larger-than-we-realized scaled home. Some of our furniture looks pretty dinky in our house now, so we’re beginning to gravitate to larger, statement pieces rather than the little tables and things we had to buy when we lived in a less-than-1,000-foot duplex.
(Austin Craigslist – $120)
Another wine rack! I like that this one is tall and skinny, because I’d hate to take up precious working space in a kitchen with a giant wine rack like the one from last week. This one adds some nice storage to the room, and even a little area where you could set up some drink-making-materials, but it still stores a good deal of wine! It needs a facelift (as most things I find on Craigslist do), but it has a ton of potential!
I’m off to go survive my Friday – and counting down the hours until this evening when my best friend, Audrey, and her husband get into town to visit us for the weekend!
Do you have any exciting plans this weekend? Are there any rooms in your house that your significant other has designed (or wants to design) that you have other ideas for (like our never-ending garage debates)?