Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Goodbye, Craigslist...Hello, Furnishly

How do we say this nicely?  New York Craigslist absolutely sucks.  Pages upon pages of crappy, overpriced furniture.  No, we do not want to buy your old IKEA desk with the leg that your cat scratched up last week.  Thanks though.

For decor junkies like us, the state of New York Craigslist has been a constant source of frustration and is the reason why we've become obsessed with Housing Works and flea markets.  Well, the universe did us one better yesterday when it introduced us to Furnishly, a new website (started in Chicago) that, like Craigslist, lists local secondhand furniture, but, unlike Craigslist, requires its furniture to meet a "curation quality requirement." Music to our ears.

Really, this is where the problem both ends and begins.  Because now that we can find furniture we like online, we want everything.  A few gems from the New York site:

Oh, handmade Egyptian wool rug in mint condition for $390, we love you.  If you were 8x10 instead of 5x8, we'd be having this conversation in person right now.

Ballard designs "vintage vogue queen sleeper" (sleepers are a MUST HAVE in tiny New York apartments!) in great shape for $750.  The name alone makes us want to buy it.  

CB2 marble top side table, $60.  You'd pay at least double if you went to CB2 and bought it.

Two of these glass top end tables for $20.  We'd slap a coat of paint on them in a punchy color and add a little fun to a room.  

Thank you Chi-town for bringing cute, affordable vintage furniture to NYC! 

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