Craigslist is a great resource for a lot of things, but like all discount shopping experiences, it requires effort. You’re slogging through a million posts–even if you’re gifted at filtering via keyword searches–because there’s just so much schlock to wade through on the site.
Red Chair Market, on the other hand, requires a nominal fee to list furniture and home decor items you want to sell, which ultimately translates into higher quality goods on the site. After all, if you have a dumpy sofa, you’re not going to pay to list it when you can post it on Craigslist for free. Plus, upscale furniture merchants like Five Elements Furniture, Back Home Furniture, and Heather Scott Home are also selling their wares on Red Chair Market, so you can shop for both new and used stuff at the same time.
In the vein of a Craigslist Crawl, here are my picks for the Best of Red Chair Market today:
The Arcadia Sofa, available at Five Elements Furniture for $799 (originally $1149). Crazy steal!
Modern, tufted Chesterfield linen sofa with boxed arms and nailhead trim detail, available at Back Home Furniture for $2189.
Red Square Side or Bunching Tables, $150 each at Five Elements Furniture.
Reclaimed Wood Dresser, available at Revival in Bee Caves for $3400.
Sam Moore Nikko Wing Chair, $888. Available at Back Home Furniture.
Gold leaf and mirror side table from Back Home Furniture, $339.
Mirrored sunburst side table, available at Back Home Furniture for $289.
Marble and brass modern coffee table, available at Back Home Furniture for $1759.
Lilly Pulitzer Singer Ottoman, a modern tufted pouf on casters, available at Heather Scott Home for $799.99.
Queen size tufted headboard, $150.
Beautiful four poster bed, $200.
Rustic modern dining table at Cool Stuff Furniture, $595.
I am dying to make this over myself, and put a more modern spin on it with bright upholstery fabric and contrasting paint on the wood trim. Scrumptious! $150.
Vintage Roper gas stove circa 1936, $400.
Calligaris Jam Bar Stool, $75 at Five Elements Furniture. Available in a variety of colors.
Pair of West Elm file cabinets, $197. (One has easy-to-hide damage on the top.)
RoseArt Lampshades, ranging from $75-$150 at D&W Lighting.
Red Chair Market is also proving to be a great resource for decorative parts, like interesting lamp finials and chain link in alternative finishes, so the next time you’re in the market for home furnishings or decorative elements, you’ll want to check them out. Right now, the site is Austin-based, but eventually they plan to broaden their scope into other cities.