2.23.2011

WTF Craig

Craig and I are fighting big time lately!


Craig, please explain to me why it is sooo hard to find something like EITHER of these two items.

I don't have a bazillion dollars to get one of these items at an antique store or custom made, so I need you to come through for me, ok?


ok , rant over now.


(picture from House to Home by way of Apartment Therapy.  And by craig I mean Craigslist.com)

23 comments:

Kate {domestikatedlife} said...

The end of the school year is just around the corner -- people will be giving away giant furntiure they don't want to move in a month or two!

It's hard to wait but I always have so much success in may with craiglist!

Martha said...

Try a salvage place...you might find a vintage built in that has been removed. Especially salvage places in an older city with aging housing stock... with a depressed economy...sad but true.

Ashley said...

Ha! I totally understand! Craigslist is an exercise in patience...I've found that any particular item wouldn't show up when I was actively looking, only to appear when I relaxed my obsession to find it. Fingers crossed that you find a fab cabinet soon!

Chic Done Cheap said...

Fingers crossed!

Keep us posted!

-Chic Done Cheap

kelley said...

try a vendor called furnitureclassicsltd.com
and call email aJ@grossmans.com
He can quote a price for you with del. US del?

Erica said...

You're so awesome! I've never had any luck with craigslist either. Hoping the most perfect and splendid armoire comes your way! xo

http://moth-design.blogspot.com/

kelley said...

sorry wrong email on piece
aj@grossmanfurniture.com

the bakery cabinet looks exactly the same from
furniture classics.

Megan said...

Have you heard of Craigeasy? It makes searching through all the posts about a million times easier!!! It takes all the pictures of the items for sale and puts them up for you to quickly scroll through.
Check out the details here: http://craigseasy.com/
Now, it wont magically add that item, but it will make your search much faster! And it might make you forgive Craig a little bit :)

Robyn Marie said...

Just a thought, but what if you purchased something from the Mill Store and finished it in the color of your choice: http://www.millstores.com/categorydetail.cfm?cattype=1&catcode=4A&pid=1071

Nancy U said...

There's two Ikea items that might work. They might not be exactly alike, but you can finish them to get the right feel for under $300 each.

ASPELUND Wardrobe with 3 doors. Not two doors, I know. but there's some detail there and with a bit of faux finishing it might work


BIRKELAND - Wardrobe. Yes it says its a wardrobe. But it looks like it could be a hutch to me.

Stephanie Sabbe said...

WTF...I know what that means "why the face"

Stephanie Sabbe said...

And I love that someone posted a millstore link on here...your alter ego must be named Robyn! And if Robyn reads this, everytime I ask Linds to find me something she sents me a link to the millstore:)

Stephanie Sabbe said...

they should pay her.

Is this my record on comments? because I could keep going.

Oh, I sent my new friend Kelly to your blog and she loves it. You two are going to be BFF, but she's a nice midwesterner, so you might have to break her in gently to your colorful new england vocab:)

LindsB said...

Megan, I LOVE craigeasy- it really does make looking for these things night and day easy- I dont know whta I would do without it :)

jonalynn said...

I totally feel the same way! I've been searching for campaign furniture on Craigslist for what seems like 88 years with no luck.

And who are these people who find amazing roadside treasures?! The only things I ever see are roadkill and empty beer boxes. Phoenix keeps it classy like that.

Here's to the Craigslist gods smiling on us sooner rather than later!

www.turnuptherad.blogspot.com

My Interior Life said...

You might need a good flea market or junk store to find the right thing at the right price (not that these are junk). Or just buy some ugly armoire on Craigs that you can distress the @$#$# out of. Craigs is fun, but frustrating!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I can relate, the only thing I find on my local Craigslist is tacky '80's pieces that were heinous when they were new.

Danielle said...

Took me awhile to get it, but hahahaha. I rarely see those cabinets on my CL as well. And I totally relate in it taking forever to find exactly what you want on Craigs, in fact it took me 3 years to find the perfect sofa...hollywood regency style with bright orange velvet. Good luck!!!

quintessence said...

I can understand why you're looking for something like these - so beautiful - and what a fabulous kitchen!! I've never used Craigslist so wouldn't know!!

for the love of a house said...

I'm on the hunt!!!
xojoan

my favorite and my best- MFAMB to you said...

linds linds linds!!!! you need to hire ME! silly girl!

Cara said...

check out The Painted Cottage (they have an Etsy Shop too)!
http://www.paintedcottage.biz/

Hello Lover... said...

I think Craig has decided to never let me find things when I'm really looking for them. As soon as I stop obsessing - they seem to pop up all over!