Craigslist Crystal Chandelier Makeover

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While renovating her home, Heather of Southern Abbey has been trading out the “awful” light fixtures for new ones. Thanks to Craigslist, she has been able to save some pennies along the way by reviving secondhand finds like this chandelier she purchased for $50. Heather added some pizzazz in only thirty minutes by adorning the chandy with crystals. I love the romantic effect!

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Farmhouse Dining Table

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Jocie of The Better Half had been dreaming of a beautiful farmhouse table for her dining area. With a bit of begging, Jocie convinced her handy hubs Ethan to take on building the table from scratch. That is… until she came up with an ingenious idea. Instead of building from scratch, Josie and Ethan reused the legs and parts from a secondhand table and built a new solid oak tabletop. Their table is every bit as gorgeous as their Pottery Barn inspiration but way cheaper and even higher quality!

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Tripod Floor Lamp

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The minute Julie from Do or DIY saw Restoration Hardware’s tripod floor lamp, she knew she had to have it. Well, maybe not RH’s almost $1400 lamp, but a very similar DIY version! Julie wanted it to have that antique vibe, so she took to Craigslist to find an old wooden tripod that was used for mounting telescopes. Husband Chris took over the electrical work, and the lamp was complete! It turns out that Julie and Chris’ lamp cost less than even the sales tax of the Restoration Hardware version!

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Number Art Nightstand

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For her “Big Guy’s” thirtieth birthday, Dana from Crafted Niche surprised him with a nightstand she picked up off of Craigslist and refabbed with some cool number art. Dana used a projector to trace on the number design and then painted it in with homemade chalk paint. While the outside is pretty amazing, Dana also customized the inside with dividers to hold the Big Guy’s beloved sunglass collection. She definitely gets some awesome girlfriend bragging rights for this gift!

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Balustrade Console Table

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After creating an eye-catching gallery wall with black and white photos, Nikki from That Was A What?! still felt the space needed a little something. Nikki settled on lamps to do the trick, which meant she would also need a console table for the lamps to sit on. Smitten with a pricey salvaged wood console from Restoration Hardware, Nikki sought out some reclaimed materials of her own. Can you tell what Nikki repurposed for her That Was A What?! rendition of RH’s table?

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Black Painted Chest

Jen from Jenspire: Simply Inspiring bought an old chest on Craigslist for a measly twenty-five bucks. The lady Jen purchased it from was unsure Jen would actually want it because it was in such bad shape. However, Jen thought the piece was in perfect condition and only needed a cost of paint. It’s so funny [...Read More]

White Study Desk

Jackie from House Envy found a desk on Craigslist that resembled one from Pottery Barn. She grabbed it up for thirty bucks and let the makeover begin. It only took some sanding, paint, and new hardware to completely change the look of the desk. Oh how I love the transforming power of paint! Jackie was [...Read More]

White Country Dining Room Set

Tamara from Custom Creations by Tamara Bennett was at an open house when she laid on eyes on a gorgeous dining room set by Paula Deen. (Like Tamara, you may be thinking that you didn’t even know Paula had a furniture line. Surprise, surprise!) Tamara found a similar set on Craigslist and primed, painted, and [...Read More]