The Dirty Dozen Vol. 2

Diamond-in-the-Rough Round Up

It's no secret that the team here at Revitaliste has an addiction to trolling Craigslist. The daily treasures that can be found never ceases to amaze (and tempt) us. Here are a dozen of our favorite finds from our most recent comb through Craigslist San Francisco along with our take on one (of infinite) way to revitalize each diamond in the rough.    

1960s Tubular Sling Chairs

  • Totally tubular, dude. 
  • Revitalize sling seats with unique leather like this pink Pavoni croc-embossed leather. 
  • Craigslist SF - $395
1960s Tubular Sling Chairs ready to reupholster
Adrian Pearsall lounge chairs perfect for reupholstery

Adrian Pearsall Club Chairs

  • Truly timeless investment pieces. These club chairs work with any decor.
  • Upholster in an unexpected modern graphic print like Schumacher's Queen of Spain.
  • Craigslist SF - $950 

1950s Wood-framed Sofa

  • Boring beige begging for some excitement. 
  • Upholster in a vibrant color with subtle print like Duralee's faux bois pattern in citron. Modernize the frame with a clean white lacquer.
  • Craigslist SF - $250
1950s style sofa, great candidate for lacquering and reupholstery
Tufted Faux Leather Armchairs, ready to be reupholstered

Tufted Faux Leather Armchairs

  • When naugahyde was a "thing" 
  • Lighten up the look with a nubby neutral colored fabric and remove the tufting.
  • Craigslist SF - $200

Hollywood Regency Style Dresser

  • Dorothy Draper would definitely approve of these lines.
  • Lacquer in a cool, inviting color and swap out the heavy hardware with lucite and nickel drawer pulls.
  • Craigslist SF - $200
Hollywood regency dresser, perfect candidate for lacquer and new drawer pulls
Vintage Industrial drafting stools, ready to be refinished with lacquer

Vintage Drafting Stools

  • Industrial chic...and functional!
  • Powder coat metal bases navy and lacquer seats bright white - perfect in a modern kitchen
  • Craigslist SF - $500

Classic Clean Line Sofa

  • 1970s flower power looking for a millennial makeover. Super clean lines make this a timeless piece.
  • Update with a fresh botanical print like Rebecca Atwood's Floral Medallion.
  • Craigslist SF - $395
Classic Clean Line Sofa, great reupholstery project
Chrome Cantilevered Chairs, ready to reupholster

Chrome Cantilevered Chairs

  • Plain vanilla with huge potential. 
  • Turn up the glam by upholstering in patent leather like this billiard green faux croc vinyl. 
  • Craigslist SF - $300
Mid century modern two tier side tables, lacquer and wrap in grass cloth

Mid Century Modern Tiered Side Tables

  • Pedestrian.
  • Fast track to sophistication - wrap table tops and drawer fronts in tweed-like grasscloth, lacquer in matte gray
  • Craigslist SF - $300

Tufted vintage Love Seat

  • Lumpy and slumpy but nothing a quick nip and tuck can't remedy.
  • Reupholster in a youthful print like Kravet's Leokat. Remove tufting and back channel for a cleaner look.
  • Craigslist SF - $150
Tufted vintage love seat, great reupholstery project
Rattan dining set, refinish with lacquer and reupholster with patent leather vinyl

Rattan Dining Set

  • Tired tikki lounge today - St. Barts bistro tomorrow
  • Lacquer rattan table crisp white and chairs glossy black. Reupholster seat cushions in white patent leather with black welt.
  • Craigslist SF - wait for it...$99 for the set

Vintage Metal Bedframe

  • Indestructible...they just don't make 'em like this anymore.
  • Powder coat in a peppy, glossy color like grassy green.
  • Craigslist SF - $100
Vintage metal twin bed frame ready to be powder coated in bright color

Whether it's one of these fabulous Craigslist finds or a piece you already own, furniture revitalization is a snap with Revitaliste. We organize pick-up/delivery, provide design guidance and help you procure your favorite fabric - and you never even need to leave your home! Request an estimate here or get design guidance here