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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Craigslist Crazed

It's no secret, I love Craigslist.  I get a thrill of finding a great deal and my next project. I don't exactly what I was looking for when I stumbled upon my latest project and truth to be told when I first saw it, it wasn't love at first sight.
This was the posting from Craigslist

However something caught my eye - do you see it?  It's been popping up in a lot designs recently... It's the design on the doors and after a little research I found out that it's called "quatrefoil." So here's a sampling of where you may have seen it or can find it in more accessories.

I stole this little quatrefoil collection from here.

Then I dug a little more and found that Ballard Designs is LOVING quatrefoil.
Mirror mirror on the wall.
On your headboard. Maybe it acts as a dreamcatcher...

More mirror action.

Ok you get my point.  I contacted the seller and found out that she had recently moved out of Denver and this little treasure was up in Lochbouie, Colorado. Pronounced "Lock-boo-eee" Excuse me, where?!

Nick is my Craigslist sidekick and a necessity for all Craigslist-ing. He always agrees to drive, load and pay to ensure I don't get kidnapped, robbed or hoodwinked. So on sort of dreary Friday afternoon, we loaded up in the Subi and made the trek to Lochbouie.

I didn't tackle this project until post move which gave me sometime to get inspired. I saw this image (not sure where) and saved it as my inspiration. 

Everything about this set-up is lovely.

Based on my previous post, I had a pair of great chairs so why not give them a great little table to complete a corner of DIY-goodness!

I had to find a paint color to accent the quatrefoil and scored two little jars on sale at our local True Value. Oh clearance, how I love to see you.

French Blue vs. Mist to complement my chair fabric

Here's how it went down. Sand, prime, paint and poly. Yep, it's becoming a very familiar set of steps for me, like a daily routine.
Ready to go (sans doors)
The top is actually a marble-like slab which I love.
Mist won! 
Isn't she sweet?
DIY Delights

What do you think? Have you purchased anything quatrefoil or even better - are you Craigslist Crazy like me?  I'd love to hear!

Start off your week with a good 5 or 55 minutes of Craiglist perusing. You never know what you may find. 
Enjoy your week! 


  1. obsessed...GREAT find. Totally obsessed with treasure hunting!

  2. I'm totally jealous, and definitely need to hop you on the next flight over to decorate for baby Teddy's arrival! Adorable - you are so creative and your work is so inspiring!

  3. I LOVE it! You did a great job updating your find! :-)

  4. visiting from remodelaholic- i absolutely LOVE this table! it looks awesome!!!!

  5. That is gorgeous! I love the darker colour being the accent colour.

  6. It turned out perfectly! Very sweet little piece :)

  7. Beautiful!! Great job picking colors and accenting the quatrefoil. I love Craigslist too - such a treasure-trove.

  8. Wow - thanks everyone who stopped over from Remodelaholic! I loved checking out each of your blogs and all your creative work! Now I'm super inspired so I'm up late clicking around on Craigslist and trying to figure out what's next! :)

  9. WOW! I saw this over at Remodelaholic -- and it is AWESOME! You did such a great job -- I love it!

  10. Wow I love that green!!! It looks gorgeous with the white! And I am craigslist crazy!!! Everything I get is from craigslist and 90% of it has been free!!!