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Guest Blogger: Shannon Fitzpatrick

I’m back again with a fun post to show you how you can get a professionally-styled look in your home for A LOT less by finding items on Craigslist. This time around, I found a beautiful living room in House Beautiful.

[image: House Beautiful magazine]

This contemporary room is full of goodies – Barcelona chairs, a large, unique wooden coffee table, a sleek, grey sofa and an interesting floor lamp.
And low and behold, I was able to find all of these items on Craigslist:

1. Barcelona Stools – No question, these stools are classic! Regularly, these babies cost about $2000 each. The seller is asking for $500 for the set (note: not sure if these are the real thing, but they still look great!)
2. Coffee Table – This a slightly darker version of the one in the photo above, but equally cool all the same.  The seller is asking for $100
3. Sofa – This modern sofa is a steal at $350!
4. Floor Lamp – The lamp I found is a little different from the one in the photo, but it has three lamps and, quite frankly, I like it a lot better than the original. It kind of has a mid-century/industrial look to it. The seller is asking for a whopping $20!
I’d like to hear back from you guys this week – have you found any gems on Craigslist or Kijiji? Share your finds below in the comments section.
See you next month!

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Fabulous! The lamp is the big miss for me. It has none of the elegance of the original photo--I think that one works because of the graceful, thin lines of the stems, and the gold metallic color.

But still.

May 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

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