First let me say this about the Toronto craigslist: It's everything I think that the St. Louis craigslist will become if we should ever be "blessed" with an IKEA. Eeeee-Gaaads. You know how you can search C-List with key words? IKEA makes me wish there was a way to sort OUT listings with key words!
Toronto is the craigslist you are looking for if you are in want of a year or two old piece from
IKEA, Crate & Barrel, West Elm, IKEA or IKEA. The list is LOUSY with used contem-
porary modern furnishing...which is great if you are on a tighter budget, aren't possessed of a love
for vintage and want some super stylish filler for your digs. Of course, I try to stay away from that
and look for those few and far between vintage modern diamonds in the rough.
I don't know...is it old or new(er)? I dig it either way! It certainly is priced to move (I don't think the Toronto c-list will ever be known as a bargain hunters paradise!). "Wood Coffee Table with 2 Drawers - $80"
This looks to me like a black vinyl Overman swivel rocker recliner that locks in the recline position. Looks like it's in decent condition from this, the only picture of it in the ad. "One old black chair $ 25" Bargain!
Now ain't this just grand? Rarely do I envy others and their access to an item that's off my turf but I'd have this so fast... It' just so much more sleek and sexy than the average danish inspired console stereos you see. And cheap? Just look: "Beautiful Teak Buffet / Sideboard / Credenza - $30"
Not a crazy bargain but still affordable and quite stylish if you are in need. Seller says it's teak but I'm not seeing it. I'm thinking walnut. Anyway: "VINTAGE TEAK SURFBOARD COFFEE TABLE - $100"
This one might just be a long shot because the bed pictured is not of the bed for sale but the seller says "Drawers connected to headboard. Low profile. Like the one in the picture." I'd say it's worth finding out. Queensized Teak Bed - $300
Sorry, I've got a weakness for '80s boomboxes. And JVCs were always my favorites. This one is so rad in Darth Vader black. "JVC BOOMBOX VINTAGE - $120" I'd pay every bit of $120 for that even though that's about what it cost new!
Got a nice set of chairs but need a great table to put 'em round? The nice simple lines of this Scandinavian style table might be just what ya need. And yep, it's a bargain! "Beautiful Teak Dining Table - $40" Same seller as the console stereo above I think. Also, I doubt that it's teak. Why does everybody in Toronto think there stuff is made of teak?
Oh...Dear....God. Can this be saved? "Unique vintage armchair - $70" Or is an assisted suicide in order?
This borders on office waiting room furniture but I'm down with it. I like the subtle scallops on the ends of the top. Looks like it could use some Restore-a-finish. It might be a bit too pricey. Maybe do some haggling. "VINTAGE COFFEE TABLE - $120"
And for those of you who just HAVE to have something in your joint that stops guests in their tracks: "Aquamarine/Silver Accent Chair (Made in Italy) - $75" Um...YIKES!