Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Trolling Craigslist in Northern Minnesota

Presented for your amusement, a sample of Craigslist in the Brainerd area:

Scandinavian Teak Chairs - set of 4 - $100 (Baxter )

Scandinavian Teak Chairs
condition: good
4 Scandinavian Teak Chairs. Also have matching table, but it needs corner pieces. Free if you buy the chairs.
I am in the process of buying these, so BACK OFF!  My boyfriend doesn't know yet, and won't be happy, but he will learn to love them, because it's happening.  They will need some love, but well worth the time and money.  IMO.  Future post in the making.

For $10, there is something so charming about this magazine rack/end table...so retro and almost atomic.  Leave it white or paint it a funky color.  A metallic antique brass would class it up. At that price you can't lose.
atomic mid century magazine rack/stand

This is a simple desk that you could customize anyway you please.  For $75, it's very well built.
3 drawer mid century desk

$200 for this beauty.  The hardware is unique and classic and it has great legs.  I couldn't afford it, but I already have an awesome desk
mid century desk

These would make great head chairs for the dining room or extra seating in the living room. $100 for the pair is a little steep for me, but you could leave them as is.
vintage brown leather arm chairs

This baby is begging to be transformed into a campaign dresser!  For $75, it'll be easy to afford the hardware and hard to pass up!
 9 drawer mid century dresser

This is beautiful and has a Hollywood Regency vibe to it.  For $120, I'd take it home, if I had room.
Hollywood Regency Hutch

I obviously have a thing for dressers and desks, and at $295 this one is a little out of my price range, but ya gotta love that hardware.
6 drawer mid century desk

This is tempting and could be transformed in so many ways..think of all of those Ikea Rast hacks and apply your favorite to this guy for $160.  
9 drawer dresser

These two, for $75 each, could use some love, but have major potential
blue velvet and wood tufted antique chair     gold velvet and wood tufted antique rocking chair

For $99, I might have to snatch this unique, retro lamp up
vintage brass 5 arm spider lamp

This dresser for $150 is just GOOD!  Be careful how you style it, it could go grandma real quick.
4 drawer antique dresser and mirror

I am tempted to buy these for $170 if the Scandinavian Teak set is swooped up by someone else.  The table is beautiful, but a little ornate for my style, but the chairs are fabulous, simple, and have a danish modern feel to them!
antique dining set

I guess I have dining-set-on-the-brain because this vintage set is so tropical-palm-springy for $75
vintage rattan dining set with 4 chairs

Last dining room set, I promise! This bamboo set is simple and sleek, but at $1200, will never be mine
modern bamboo dining set with 4 chairs\

One more desk...$75...love those legs!
6 drawer mid century desk

Orange chairs? Yes, please! $40
vintage orange set of chairs

This Red leather sectional has clean, simple lines, and tufting and could be so good with the right mid century influenced room! Don't go all '80s black lacquer and gold accents and you'll be good! This baby needs to be the star. Keep it simple. $600
red leather sectional

This hutch and table and chairs have clean lines, but at $800 they will never live in my house.  Boo
oak dining room hutchdining room set

Surprised? Did you think northern Minnesota would be all log furniture, dead animals and antiques?

Trust me, there is plenty of log furniture and antiques, but there is quite the variety of other styles as well. 

If I had a garage, basement and attic I would buy A LOT more furniture, but alas, I must leave most of these pieces to other admirers.  I hope they all get good homes.

What is the Craigslist like in your area?  Pleasantly surprised or boringly predictable?  Lotsa overpriced junk or unbelievable deals?


  1. I'm so glad someone is finally here to help us people who have no design ideas what so ever. Yrs you get a home,but it's a blank canvas. That's where you come in. Love your blog keep it up,thank u

    1. Thank you sister! Can't wait to decorate your new house!

  2. Plus,I want those orange chairs. Love them,who'd thought such cool stuff in Brainerd. Loves it:)

    1. I know, right? Thank you for reading and commenting! I really appreciate it!


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