Monday, January 30, 2012

My Kijiji finds

I'm in love with Kijiji.  Do you know about Kijiji?  It's like Craigslist, but I like it better, because for one, Kijiji is fun to say.....and the pictures come up instantly.....I like pictures.   So Kijiji is my go to when I'm looking for something new.

We bought and sold a lot of stuff on Kijiji during our move.  We sold a daybed, our kitchen table and chairs, and various other things that we were storing at the old  place, and didn't want to move with us.   then we sold more things once we moved in here (we took a closet out of one room,  to make more room in our master bath...sold the door to the closet.    For awhile I was getting addicted to Kijiji, constantly looking around the house for things to sell! 

These are some of the great finds that I picked up:


We got this light fixture for our mudroom:


and this fixture for our main floor powder room.  I added crystals and beads to it to make it into more of a chandelier.  Not bad for $15, and a few crystals I had laying around!


Needed an extra occasional table, this landed in our front hall for about $100


My first purchase from Kijiji was our kitchen table.  I had 6 chairs already, and was looking for something big enough for all  of them, although 4 of them  only sit there from  day to day.  Found this from a guy that was a kitchen cabinet maker, and he refinished furniture on the side.  We've scratched it up a bit in the past year....but for about $225 I don't feel badly about it!  Any scratches just add character.....


I wanted something for the corner of our living room.  Once I got this home, it seemed better suited for the den.  It holds plants year round, and was a great spot for poinsettias this Christmas!




this next one was a bit of an impulse buy.  While Limefreckle Jr. was home all summer, it was hard for me to get to the gym everyday, so I tried to workout from home. I bought this workout bench for $25, and sadly, I hardly use it.  But I don't feel NEARLY as bad as I would have if I had paid full price (and I do workout....I just go to the gym instead!)


These 4 bar stools were one of my best Kijiji deals....I got 4 of them, I can't remember exactly what I paid, but it was around $30 per chair....--- they were a little more beat up than they looked in the pictures, but that just gives them character as far as I'm concerned.   I had considered painting them a solid colour, but everyone seems to like the silver in them, and I've grown fond of them.  Eventually I will  recover the seats, but  for now, they go.....






 
I'm currently on the lookout for something for that living room corner that the planter was originally intended for....and something for storage for our dining room....and possibly a bar cart in there.  I check Kijiji every once in awhile to see what I can find.  I may never pay retail again!

7 comments:

Dee said...

Wow! You really got some great deals. I'm glad I stumbled upon your blog. I'll definitely check out kijiji today. Oh yeah, thanks for the tip.
beneaththeelmtree.blogspot.com

Limefreckle said...

Thanks Dee, good luck finding some treasures! When we first moved into this house a year ago I was CONSTANTLY on Kijiji looking for finds, but have slowed down.....but it still beats retail prices any day!

Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.