Friday, June 12, 2009

Jenn Ski the Craigslist hunter!


You would not believe what I found on Craigslist today! I drove about an hour and a half but it was soo worth it! The seller described it as a "Disco Chair" but the correct name is womb chair. The seller told me it was reupholstered about 10 years ago but I really don't mind because I plan on getting it reupholsted in a yellow/mustard wool anyway.

How much was it, you ask? OK, drum roll... I only paid $80 for it!! This is a $2,500-$3,000 chair!!

Now I need to go and find some fantastic fabric for it! Hooray!

24 comments:

made sweet said...

WOW!!! what a find!!! congrats.

gingerlyfound said...

Ahh!!! that is an amazing find!!! Congrats!

Baz Mcm said...

This is exactly the type of motivation I need to keep the hunt going.

Fantastic and delicious.

Chakra Pennywhistle said...

WOW!!!!! Fantastic find :)

bopbopdesigns said...

good for you! great find.

s a n s k u :) said...

Wow!!!!!! Life smiles when this kind of things happen.

JEM 'n Tonic said...

That is one Cool chair! It's crazy that you found it for so cheap. Some just don't know what they have. I DIG it! Also, I always loved the yellow/mustard and the Green Golds.

Ursula said...

Pardon me while I try to pick my jaw up off of the ground. Some people! Don't you just feel like you can't wait to pay for it, get it out the door, and drive away as fast as you can in case they realize what is going on? Congrats on an amazing find!

THE BRICK HOUSE said...

Oh I hate you so much.
OMG - so f*ing amazing.

that is a disco chair I could get on board with. This is like my DREAM chair...but always unreachable for under $100 - but look at you - you did it!

ugghhh. so jealous.

Anna at D16 said...

WHAT!!!!! oh my god. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Making it Lovely said...

Woah, awesome score on the "disco" chair!

Jennyology said...

Lucky you! I live only a half hour from where you picked up that chair (I looked it up on Craigslist). I never thought you could find stuff like that in NH!

Jenn Ski said...

yeah New England doesn't have much to pick from...

Anonymous said...

Just FYI this chair is a reproduction. The feet are not a womb chairs feet. Still a great find for $80.00 congrats!

Jenn Ski said...

I've been meaning to look up ways to identify an original, may I ask what makes mine different?

Hello Lindello said...

nice! what a deal and it will look amazing in your house!

mavenjen said...

so jealous! i scored a craigslist supadeal for a plycraft version of the eames leather lounger...but that little guy of yours is a definite score. good job!!

loves rugs :) said...

I love this chair! And I love your style! Such a fantastic find!

SacredRetro said...

Disco chair, ha-ha good one. I've been looking for the exact chair, but hard to come by at the price in CA. Boo-hoo for me, but Congrats! I cannot wait to see what you do to it. :D

SacredRetro said...

http://www.dwr.com/product/womb-chair-volo-leather.do?keyword=womb+chair&sortby=ourPicks

You had asked how you could authenticate. You can see one on DWR.

~Valentina~ said...

WoW! That is a super duper find!!! Can’t wait to see the fabric ;)

John Coulter said...

this is awesome. Now you just need the footstool to go with it. Better get extra fabric for when you find it.

like this:
http://www.burchardgalleries.com/auctions/2001/nov1801/l034.jpg

Robyn said...

how do you continually find such good deals on craigslist? Can you be my personal craigslist shopper? I need an ARCO lamp/replica.

non said...

i think you should just turn the chair upside down and see who manufactured it. the feet could have been replaced or something.

on CL I scored a reproduction (more like knock off) Eames Lounge chair sans ottoman, and an authentic Eames by Herman Miller LCM chair, both for around $65. LCM chair showed signs that it had been repaired at some point. Still, both look pretty good!