Wednesday, May 30, 2012

My Craigslist Stalking Paid Off!



Finally!  After weeks of obsessively checking Craigslist, I came across an Ektorp chair (usually $250) for $50!  I know it looks gross in the picture, but that's because the slipcover was ripped in the front so I just went ahead and took it off  when we got it home, and I'm planning on buying a new white slipcover for $29 when we make our trip to Ikea soon. 

I probably should have waited to post of picture of my chair with a new slipcover for a more dramatic reveal, but I just couldn't wait to share!

Sooooo for all of $80 I will have come in waaaaay below my original $500 budget for a new chair.

Woo hoo!


11 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Fabulous find. I love it. Hugs, Marty

Hilary said...

Woohoo for CL stalking! It almost always is worth the time and effort. The chair is gonna be perfect with the new slipcover.

Mary said...

What a skill in watching Craig's List! I think you did score! $50!

AmandaR said...

Yay on finding a chair! And just wanted to let you know (in case you're looking for a specific item like this in the future), there's a website called List Alert. You enter what you're looking for (ie. Ektorp chair) and they email you whenever a new one is listed in your area!

Aaron said...

AmandaR,

I had no idea that that List Alert existed! Thanks for the heads up!

(renae) simple sequins said...

Yay! I love when stuff like that pans out! Those types of finds make me cheer all day!!!! I hope you feel that happy, too. (i think so) :)

Jordynluise said...

Love love the progress in your bedroom! I love craigslist scores! I got the exact same chair with a white slip cover for 80. The pillow cover part was ripped on the side {you dont even see it ;) } They are so cozy!

I am a new follower! & We are currently re doing our bedroom as well!
Where did you get your bed linens if you don't mind me asking?
Thanks :)

Aaron said...

I've had my duvet cover for over 5 years and it's from Pottery Barn. It's pretty old, but I still love it!

Gwynne M said...

Congrats! I love that awesome feeling you get when you've scored a great deal. Can't wait to see the slip cover.

Andrea @ Decorating Cents said...

Awesome deal. I'm going to Craigslist now.

Erin (Out on a Limb) said...

Proof that I should keep stalking Craigs List! What an awesome find. Congrats. You're room is coming together so nicely.

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