looking to personalize your space, the first step is to ditch the generic in favor of more creative furnishings.Style ideas: Recover a standard-issue office chair in luxurious velvet or a fun, modern print. Use Lucite trays, china tea cups, compote dishes and vases as impromptu organizers.
item in person before buying. There's no return policy on Craigslist. Once you pay for it, you're stuck with it.• Never use a wire transfer or escrow service to pay. It goes without saying, but don't pay until you have your furniture in hand.• Never feel pressured to buy something you're not sure about
Meet the person in a public place and/or take a friend with you. Always have your cell phone on hand and never give out your home address.Tell us: What are your best Craigslist tips and tricks? Share your successes and missteps in the Comments section below. More:7 Favorite Vintage Furniture Sites7 More