I always get a bit nervous when I open reader requested Friday Finds and see that the reader doesn’t feel like they can EVER find anything good on their Craigslist, and they’re convinced I can do better. It’s a lot of pressure, you know? And I’m always nervous that I’ll end up disappointing someone.
It was no different this week when I opened up Ashley’s email and saw her request to find some dining room furniture for her in Central New Jersey. She said she always has a hard time finding anything, and she is hoping I can help out. Cue the nerves.
Thankfully, I had absolutely no reason to be nervous. Central NJ was absolutely fantastic, and once again, I want to drive out there just to pick up way more furniture than I could ever hope to fit into my home.
Um, that’s $25 each for these two amazing benches. They would look fantastic pulled up to a dining room table and painted or stained to match the rest of the chairs – I’m a sucker for a bench at a dining room table. Beautiful!
These aren’t for a dining room, but I seriously love these little side tables. And again with the amazing deals – $100 for all three of them! I would love to have one of these for our living room next to the couch!
I love these chairs! They have a great, unique feel to them and I love the woven look of the seats. I’d paint ’em white (of course), but I think they would go great in with almost any dining table!
I’m not in love with this as a set, but I love each of the pieces individually! The table has great bones, and it would look fantastic painted or stained in a different color (I’m not a huge fan of the super light honey tone these pieces currently are), and the chairs would look great pulled up to a more rustic, vintage-y table.
Here’s another piece that isn’t necessarily meant for a dining room, but I am head over heels completely in love with it. I love the rustic feel, I love the vintage hardware, and I LOVE the cute little locks on each drawer. I wouldn’t change a thing about this dresser – I love everything about it.
OH MY GOODNESS. Y’all. SERIOUSLY. I am going to try not to gush here, but it’s going to be hard. That whole dining room set (INCLUDING THE BUFFET) is $100. For ALL OF IT. I might cry if one of you doesn’t get it right now (assuming it hasn’t already been snatched up by the time this posts). And, um, as a small little added bonus it is completely and totally gorgeous. I’m obsessed.
Okay, the photos here are awful. But it’s a similar deal to the last one – a beautiful table, six chairs, and a buffet/hutch for a ridiculously cheap price. This one is a bit more traditional than the last one, but with a little paint and some new fabric on the chairs, it could be fantastic!
Whew. I have to say, I think Central NJ knocked it out of the park this week. Love, love, love. Ashley, I hope you see something you like here – be sure to let us know if you buy anything!
What amazing deals have you seen on your Craigslist lately?
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