DIYs Using Free Craigslist Items

DIYs Using Free Craigslist Items
How to find free items on Craigslist to decorate your home
For furniture that is uniquely yours, there is no better choice than to go custom.  www.craigslist.com has a lot of free items under the free link on the home page that you can use to decorate your home.  So long as you are willing to put in the effort needed to make it what you want, you will soon be creating a totally custom interior for little to nothing.  You can make valuable things out of things other people do not see the value of if you have vision and determination.  There are some tips to keep in mind when selecting free stuff.  Read more

 

                    Projects made from free items picked up from Craigslist
Free Ikea Effektiv Cabinets becomes a Mirror Mosaic top Sideboard project
DIYs Using Free Craigslist Items

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DIYs using free craigslist items

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The thing I love about interior design is the opportunity to create a totally custom interior in a style that best suites you.  I picked up two Ikea Effektiv cabinets, one with glass doors and the other with solid doors.  I was not sure what I was going to do with them.  However when I picked up these cabinets, Read more

Free Solid wood credenza becomes part of a built in bar project
DIYs using free craigslist items

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When I defined part of the space in a family room to be used as a bar I knew I needed a large cabinet under the two cabinets above. I came across a solid wood credenza on Craigslist with just the right measurements I could use Read more

Free mirrors become the back wall of built in shelf project

DIYs Using Free Craigslist Items

DIYs Using Free Craigslist Items

It was quite challenging picking up large mirrors to use as the back wall of this built in shelf due to the size, weight and caution needed Read more

 

 

 

 

Free table and chairs customized
DIYs Using Free Craigslist Items
DIYs using free craigslist items

As part of decorating this new space, based on the homeowners desires, the room needed a small dining area,  I was on craigslist often looking for a glass top table and four chairs.  I found this perfect one after a few weeks. The set is in good condition but the fabric on the seats pads were not in the best shape so I reupholstered it in a new fabric.
I also slipcovered an armless settee I had in a matching fabric and placed it along the wall so that the table could sit five instead of four when needed.
This is another Craigslist free item that required less work to customize.
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Free furniture for re-upholstery
DIYs using free Craigslist items

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DIYs Using Free Craigslist Items

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For upholstered furniture that is uniquely yours, there is no better choice than selecting a frame style you like on craigslist and re-upholstering it in your choice of fabric. I reupholstered three free chairs, one sofa and duplicated one of the chairs from chair frames Read more

Old built in bookcase area is transformed into a built in bar project
DIYs using free Craigslist items

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DIYs Using Free Craigslist Items

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This project involved the use of three major free items. Free mirrors, free credenza and free reception desk Read more

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