Homeless Housewares: Adopt a screen!

1. Antique Wardrobe - $200

This price is steep, I'll admit that. But this piece is just so so pretty. No paint, no re-imagining... sometimes it's worth it to plunk down the extra cash for that perfect piece you know will fit your room perfectly. Here's a picture of the inside as well. Hello storage!

2. Room Divider Solid Oak - $200

Ok, I would NEVER pay $200 for this. (Is it overprice day on craigslist or something? What is going on??) I just thought I would point it out because there is a huge opportunity to give this piece new life! First off, if oak isn't your style, you can sand and re-stain - easy peasey. Step two: The fabric covering it is awful (if you like it I'm sorry, this is just how I feel), but a modern fabric would make this piece shine!! SO MUCH POTENTIAL. But sadly, so over priced. Keep a watch out though, I will bet you anything this piece is around in two weeks and that the seller might be up for negotiation...

3. Rattan Room Divider - $100

Still over priced. Boo people - price your stuff more fairly!! I wanted to post this one because I got on a little screen kick after finding the one above. I'm super in to wicker... Even if you didn't need a room "divided" this would add a lot of natural color and texture to a room you couldn't paint!

4. Wild Horses Painting - $10

Skeptical of this one? I thought so. Here's my vision... I'm really digging the idea of taking a boring painting and snazzing it up with my own painting additions. I would LOVE to pick this up and paint a T-Rex chasing those horses... I know I know, definitely a quirky piece of art, but the next time you're browsing a thrift store ask yourself... how could I spiff up that boring landscape?...

(from Oddball Daily)


For those of you new to Homeless Housewares: I don't sell these things -  I just think they're great buys with a lot of potential. Hopefully you're inspired to search your local craigslistings, OR to find these pieces, search the San Diego craigslist furniture listings using the titles above. Hopefully you can snatch these up before someone else does!


  1. This was funny...love the painting idea!

  2. Hey this is a really cool idea! I'm constantly wondering how much people pay for things & wondering if people in other areas price things differently on craigslist than they do here in Ann Arbor. I love your idea to talk about homeless housewares in your town & their potential!