Tuesday, March 23, 2010

heather's central michagan craig (no one uses craigslist there aka my job was hard)

its another craig day for us all. "gird your loins". that's what heather said to me and she was right. central, northern, and grand rapids michigan's craiglist suck lemur balls.
it's not that there is a ton of crap to sift through, there just isn't a whole lot of anything. like 5 additions to the furniture category in 4 days. i managed to find a few things in her areas but i did venture to detroit just in case...detroit is no picnic either.
here's heather's letter to me:

"Dear MFAMB,
I have been diligently combing the list for a curvy french
chair and/or sofa. My craiglist is northwest Michigan region,
gird your loins.
Much love,

let's begin...
(*michigan people like to jack the prices of their shit up...be warned. my advice is to always offer half. if they are stubborn and say- no way assfarter! just say ok thank you and bye. watch the item...in a week if it's still there...call back and ask again.)

love seat and chair- $220 this is a great shape and reasonable for both pieces.

beautifully carved french sofa- $585 it is quite unique and you could make it waaay cooler by covering it in a gorgeous nubby black linen and maybe gold leaf the wood. drool. sexballs.

french provincial sofa
- $300 same advice as above. or go opposite with some white linen and silver leaf. but the possibilities are endless.

3 piece antique settee- $400 gorgeous.

french settee- $300 probs too small for your sofa purposes but happy in a bedroom or next to your dining room table. cover it in something durable and washable. oh and forgo the tufting. i love tufting but not on this piece. it's like a fat chick in thigh highs to me for some reason.

couch-vintage settee- $300 way cool in an entry.

antique couch and chair- $300

antique sofa- $725 you can find these a dime a dozen in atlanta for 1/4 of that price.

victorian antique white sofa- $280 skirt off please.

queen anne sofa- $450 yummy. my favorite. offer half.

your welcome michigan heather.


Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

I think you found some great items! The last one is stunning! I want it.

La Dolfina said...

You're amazing! If I hadn't read your intro I would never have known how hard it was to find these pieces. They are all great and your advice on how to re-imagine them was great!
The last one is the best... even at $450!

Patty said...

The Queen Anne is perfect you should totally get it!

bazaarofserendipity said...

I want queen anne!!!!!!!

AppleTree said...

Fat chick in thigh highs.....best ever simile.

fric and frac said...

Love the last one! They all have potential once re-covered and painted! You found a lot of choices with what sounds like some slim pickings!

LindsB said...

i vote for the last one, its the prettiest

Tamstyles said...

do dallas pretty please

susie q said...

Heather, rent a U-Haul and high-tail it southward. We've got loads of great stuff waiting for you here.

Great finds, Jenny! Love the last sofa. And I'd pay as much as $350.

susan said so said...

The "couch-vintage settee- $300" said, "Oh, Auntie Heather, I want to go live in Indiana in Susan's big ol' house in the country!"

And how cute is it that they bothered to put it in front of a backdrop for the snap? Seriously, everything about this photo reminds me of a kid on stage in grade school with the curtains behind, about to recite the Declaration of Independence or sing My Country Tis of Thee, then break out dancing like Little Miss Sunshine.

(Holy Cannoli, I'm more tired than I realized...downright delusional, apparently!)

great finds as always, Oh Great One!


p.s. my word verification: flogin. heh.

Marija said...

I agree- that last one is great. Good call on the black linen - one of my faves with a black frame. Terrific as usual! Marija

Anonymous said...

Hey I have an interior design business in Grand Rapids, the city kicks ass and so does Detroit!!!! ROCK on MICHIGAN!! You don't have to live here to truley appreciate the beauty of the little lake towns, boutiques, and beaches!! This state will bounce back...

-Mira Lee Designs;)

Miranda said...

Grand Rapids has a HUGE population of antique dealers beacuse this city used to produce furniture (Herman Miller is based here.) I have to agree that the stubborn "rich folk" of Heritage Hill area do not budge nor do the antique shops... But the Victorian homes here will take your breath away!!!!!!!!!!

-Mira Lee Designs aka Miranda Hodge-Lee

prashant said...

The Queen Anne is perfect you should totally get it!
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