1st off, I'd like to remind everyone to ALWAYS use caution when using Craigslist. Personally, I never go alone and I try to avoid going to the sellers house, public places are always best. However, I have a confession to make. I broke both of my rules when I 1st started out being a Craigslist junky. I never wanted to seem pushy when communicating with the sellers and I never used to negotiate the price. Boy has that changed! Now, I refuse to go to someones house and I rarely ever pay the asking price. If someone has a dresser listed for $100 don't be scared to email them and offer say $50 or $60. Some of the time I get a counter offer. Either way, I just purchased an item for less than listed.
A few months ago I came across a small table with 4 chairs listed for $45. I bought it for $25. I busted out my handy dandy spray paint and turned the small table and one chair into a desk and chair for my bedroom.
Have I mentioned how much a adore Apray Paint?! No, well its a LOT!! :)
These are the four chairs that went to the table.
Cute right? Notice the embellishments I added to the back of some of the chairs.
Super cheap and uber cute!
The other three chairs I painted and put 2 of them in my kids rooms for their desks and the third I painted with a small table I got from Goodwill for $3. I turned around and sold that small table and chair on CL for a whopping $30.