We have some overseas guests over to stay with us for a while, so I have been very busy getting our second guest bedroom ready. The room is now double-duty as Anthony’s video game/media room. I need a multi-task desk that can be used as a writing desk, laptop table, and vanity/lady’s desk, etc. The pursuit was challenging with my mind set on a certain style and size. After exhausting my search in major furniture stores, I have decided to give some local classified sites such as Kijiji and Craigslist a try again. I would have turned to one of my favourite custom furniture stores Anne-Quinn if I wasn’t in a hurry to get it. So here is how my bargain hunting trip went:
Verdict: No Deal after L’absence de réponse
Listed on Kijiji, the dimension is perfect, style and function are in-line, and price is excellent at $300 for a piece supposedly antique maple. However, when a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is. After many attempts to connect with the seller, I gave up when they went L’absence de réponse on me. Oh well, this is still a buyer’s market and I had to move on.
Verdict: Faithful Louis XV but too Flamboyant
This is an antique reproduction, but both the price tag (upward of $3,000) and the ornate style scream too much for me.
Verdict: My Favourite, but wait, it’s a Custom Piece!
Words can’t describe how much I love these legs! The curves remind me of Christopher Guy’s signature chris-x (pronounced kris–krôs) leg design. For those interested in buying this piece and have the patience to wait for it, you can go to InDeco Furniture to order it.
Also listed on Kijiji, this young antique piece is in mint condition, made of solid cherry and with a price tag that made my jaw drop! I was told I was the first one to call after the seller hit the “List the Item” button. After zooming through the traffic in Bathurst & St. Clair area, I scored this bargain at $200!!! I will probably have it spray-painted in the future. I can already see how fantastic this desk is going to turn out in antique white or grey color.
Ciao for now, until next time I have something exciting to post again.