Saturday, January 9, 2010

Don't You Just Love A BahGain!

If you've been following me for a while, you know about my love affair with Craig's List. My favorite thing to do is sit at my desk with my coffee and hunt for treasures in the comfort of my own home with some good music in the background. Does it really get any better than that? Or this?

I spotted this on Craig's List the other morning and my heart started palpitating immediately. You know that feeling. The "I gotta have that or I'm gonna die" feeling? I've been looking for a new sofa for my Living Room for months.

The old one was busy and outdated and I wanted something neutral that I could dress up with pillows.
When I saw this brown leather beauty, I knew it would be perfect. The design, beautiful wood carvings and nailhead trim make it perfect for a formal Living Room setting. And when I showed it to my friend Stacy, she immediately recognized it as a Duncan Phyfe.

Of course nothing is ever easy. We had a heck of a time getting it out of the seller's home. They couldn't have been nicer though. I still haven't had a bad experience on CL and continue to meet the most amazing people!
I think it looks right at home in my Living Room. In fact, I decided not to dress it up with pillows after all. At least not yet. Don't wanna hide any of her beauty.

I almost forgot to mention the best part. I only paid $125!!!!! Can you believe it? And Stacy was right, it is a Duncan Phyfe. Hubby Googled it, and it retails for over $4,000! We paid far less than the shipping cost for the whole sofa! Ha! Of course it's not in perfect condition. There is some wear on the leather and the wood sustained some damage in the move, and a year or so ago that may have bothered me. But as the rest of you bloggers know, and I have learned, it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful!
Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy your weekend!


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Beautiful! Oh, I know that you're pleased!

Tracy said...

That is a great deal! My old sofa was a pink twin of your old sofa, and I also went for a used leather one. I love it, hope you do too!

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

That is gorgeous!! You did good, girl. I share your addiction to craigslist--my hubby and son make fun of me all the time, but I don't care. The other day I found THE DESK--the one I've been wanting for months for my office. But I hesitated because of the price. You know what's coming, don't you? Once I made up my mind--it was gone. Sad day. Glad you didn't lose out on your beauty!

southerninspiration said...

Oh, cool! Congrats on finding something you love! I love the curves and carved wood!


Nancy said...

Score! Kim, it's beautiful! I just love it when people find just what they are looking for. I'm so glad you have such good luck with Craigs list. I'm going to have to try it sometime!

Have a good weekend!!!


Kristens Creations said...

It looks wonderful! And what a deal too!

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

That is a real beauty! We have leather in our family room and we love it, but a Duncan Phyfe! WOW!
I had 2 craigslist experiences and both were positive! My $25 desk and $100 Ektorp sofa! Congrats to you on your score!

Wendy said...

Kim, I love it! Yeah!!! What a great way to start the new year...hopefully that means there will be many more great finds for you in 2010!
Looks like it was made especially for your room!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what a gorgeous sofa. I absolutely love it. It really does look perfect. I have yet to find anything on Craig's list, but I do look. You scored big time. Love it. You asked about the rooster cloche I had in my post. It was a wonderful gift from my son, but I did find where you can get one. It is at I do so love mine and it is really much prettier in person than it potographs. You can also google Rooster Cloche and there are a couple of other places, but they were more expensive. I can't wait to see you at the "Cloche Party". Hugs, Marty

Carolyn said...

It is beautiful and what a great price too!



What a Wonderful find! It's just perfect and the price!!! FAB!!!
Enjoy your lovely new sofa!!!
Deb :)

Country Dreaming said...

What a score! Looks great in you living room.


Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

This sofa looks lovely in your room and what a bargain!

Karen said...

It's great!!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wow - you got a great deal. I have never bought anything on Craig's list, but my sister has a lot.

Tricia said...

Wow! Need I say more?! Unbelievably great deal! That sofa looks right at home in her new home. Yay!


Lisa B. said...

WOW!! What an awesome find, and it looks beautiful in your living room!! I'm addicted to Craigslist as well, which greatly annoys my husband :)

Lisa B.

Lisa said...


rdkagorman said...

Hey Girlie,
you are the most talentd decorator I know! Your blogs are so entertaining! So lucky to be best buds!!! luv ya lots!!!

Mrs. Chic said...

WOW what a steal you found! I love Craiglists!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just beautiful girl...I would have been doing my Happy Dance for sure over finding that sofa...Looks great in your LR also...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria