Et Voila! For August 18, the winners are...
this dining table and chairs for $200 (easy to refinish the top), and this leather chair and ottoman for $400
a 10-foot sofa for $250 and this rug for $550
and the above dresser for $60! And they'll deliver it for $20! Separate the mirror from the base, paint them both an awesome color, replace the hideous pulls with something cool, and use the base to put your TV on, with the drawers to hold your DVDs. remotes, etc. Hang the mirror separately.
You can even get all Roy McMakin on it with the paint job, for triple the cool factor. For your delectation:
That's a total of $1460... $1480 if you opt to have the dresser delivered. (do!)
I also enjoy identifiying people who are high, on Craigslist. Ugly furniture, insane price, and very demanding conditions of sale. For instance, the cabinet below lists at $1,500, cash only. Enjoy the sunflower inlay! The medium-tone wood stain! The hulking ungraceful lines! Not even a coat of black paint -- my go-to cure-all -- would save it:
So you can have this lovely piece, or all the furniture above. Pick!
"You have chosen wisely."