With the holidays behind us it looks like lots of folks are purging their cribs of extra, unneeded and recently usurped furnishings. It's a winning situation for everybody! They get the much needed space back and we get the bargains we so lust after! Let us take a stroll through the last weekend's craigslist postings in the Washington DC area.
Eames style lounge chair and ottoman - $150 (McLean) Another bargain priced Eames lounger knock
off! Don't turn your nose up at these, for a fraction of cost of the real thing you can pick up one of
these...and they are quite comfy. I've got one and regularly nap in it.
3 midcentury modern style chairs - $50 (Shirlington) More Eames knockoffs. This time Eiffel base side
chairs. From reading the ad it seems they are asking $50 for all three. Even if you're like me and MUST
have a full set of four, having to buy another at full price still leaves you miles ahead.
Butterfly Chair and Disc Chair - $10 (Takoma Park) The cover is so not vintage but the round bar steel
base certainly must be. I can't imagine any companies are making non-folding butterfly chair knock off
anymore. At ten bucks you could spend the money you've saved on a REAL nice leather seat for it!
MCM - mid century Table/Desk in the style Of Milo Baughman - $150 (Eastern Shore 21663) If you've
got a large dining room to fill and like the idea of doing a mix and match of styles, this large dining table
with leaf might be a cool starting point. I'm a big fan of the chrome steel base and you could pair this brute
up with just about any sort of chair from knock off Chippendale claw foots to Lucite "Ghost" chairs to
wire framed Bertoias.
Four Modern Style Oak Kitchen Chairs - $125 (Vienna) Or you could keep it simple and just pick up
these four nice Scandinavian teak (not Oak!) chairs. They probably aren't that old but they've got the
vintage vibe. and they are priced right!
Table - Glass Coffee Table - $40 (Manassas) This looks like a Knoll Barcelona table ($1600 new).
Heck, it might even be! Even if it's not, it's a good looking knock off and it's stupid cheap. Believe
me...if this were here in the StL. I'd have gone to get it today! That glass top alone is worth way more
Fun 1960's Coffee Table - $85 (Vienna) If your living room needs lean a little more retro than minimalist,
you might want to pick up this great somewhat space age blonde piece. Looks like it's in pretty good
LEATHER CHAIR W/ OTTOMAN - $75 (POTOMAC) Check it out! It's not just a nice looking mod
lounge chair and ottoman, it's Heywood Wakefield! At $75 it's ridiculously under priced too! Again, I'd
snatch this up in a hot second...if it where anywhere near here! I want it, I want it, I Want It!
Red Cord Lunna Swivel Easy Chair with ottoman - $150 (Takoma Park) If someone has already
snatched up the Hey-Wake lounger and you're up for a pop of color...maybe this IKEA set is for you.
I'm not a big fan of IKEA but if it'll keep it out of a landfill for a little while more, I can bring myself to
recommend the stuff...if it's cheap!
Dining Table (Dark Oak Color) w/Leaf Extensions & 4 Chairs - $80 (Vienna, VA) Why does
everybody in DC think their chairs are made of Oak? This Walnut set actually only has 4 chairs (not
the 6 shown in the photo) as the seller explains that they accidentally tossed a pair! Still, a bargain in
my book and miles of style.