Weekend Excursions: The Yay Area, Craigslist Edition

14 Oct

Hey hey! Lots of great stuff listed in the Bay Area this week, you should trot on down and take a look for yourself. Go have a picnic and enjoy the 10-20 degree drop in temperature as soon as you get to Vallejo. Take in that fog, and take in some tasty new pieces.

Otto otto ottoman! $125 in San Jose. (Original Post)

No brand listed, but seller says “finished back and aluminum pulls with wood insert in a manner of George Nelson.” $675.00 in Fremont (Original Post)

Vitra’s Eames DAR, “buy it now” on eBay listed for $380, buy it in SF for $220. (Original Post)

six cups for $5.00. Emeryville, my good man. (Original Post)

four chairs for $200, jeeuh! Walnut Creek. (Original Post)

Broyhill dresser for sale in San Jose, $850.00 (Original Post)

Eek! $30! San Jose! (Original Post)

$200.00 Herman Miller restore (Original Post)

$620.00 for this rosey credenza (Original Post)

Someone with an insanely bright and cheery home could make this.. blue work. $350 in SF. (Original Post)

Yeah yeah, $1500.00 in the East Bay. (Original Post)

Vintage-inspired red credenza. $250.00 in San Franny. (Original Post)

Knock on yer knock-off! $265.00 for the lounge + ottoman, needs some repair. Burlingame. (Original Post)

Just shy of 3′ tall, this cutey is standing tall in Santa Rosa. $220. (Original Post)

$100.00 in Berkeley. X_X is right! (Original Post)

More Broyhill pieces, “Brasilia.” $650.00 for the pair. Fairfax. (Original Post)

$125.00 for 6 chairs and a transforming formica table! Eh! Cupertino, where you at? (Original Post)

$200.00 in San Francisco, gotta sell quick! (Original Post)


And for good measure, a $20 a chalkboard staff liner for music teachers. I love these.. :) (Original Post)

RAH RAH RAH! SO CRANKY NOW! That’s all you get from me today, you better love it.

5 Responses to “Weekend Excursions: The Yay Area, Craigslist Edition”

  1. Jeremy October 14, 2010 at 11:30 pm #

    wow I have 4 (or 6 I can’t remember) of those black/wood chairs that I picked up at a goodwill in Richmond VA for like 20 bucks. Granted they are not in nearly as good shape as those, but now I’m rethinking my decision to redonate them back to Goodwill. Hmm…methinks I need to make a call to the bf and have him hold off on that.

  2. Serene October 14, 2010 at 11:41 pm #

    $20 for all of them? That’s a deal, there. You could at least sell them for $5-10 each if they’re not in that great of condition, and get a little spendin’ cash. When really the Goodwill would most likely charge the same?

  3. Rick October 15, 2010 at 6:56 am #

    That $200 DCM chair – professionally restored? Not! The back was screwed on (and irreparably screwed up) through the front. Not even close to its “original look” (where the screws went through the back of the frame into threaded rubber bumpers glued to the back of the wood). Those screws should not be visible. It’s cute, though, but it’s about as far from its original look as I am from mine.

  4. Serene October 15, 2010 at 12:52 pm #

    That’s too bad! I wonder how much it should be priced at then. It’s still an attractive usable piece of furniture, but not worth the namesake perhaps. It’s kind of like the Vitra chairs – copies of the originals, but I’m sure the details may be off somewhere? It’s all in how much someone else will pay for ’em though.

    • Rick October 15, 2010 at 2:16 pm #

      No question that the DCMs — even with very bad plastic surgery — are timeless beauties, and comfortable. They’re even more beautiful when they have a few decades of butt patina on them. (The new ones from Design Beyond Reach are dull.) It just irritates the c**p out of me when someone says that something was “professionally restored” when it was amateurishly wrecked. I’d say $100 if it looks and feels good. At least, that’s what I tell myself.

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