Shabby chic coffee table & Craigslist “flipping” lesson!

When I picked up this coffee table at GW……

It was just plain shabby.

A damp paper towel took off this layer of grime.

Can you see the line?

I couldn’t believe it was that dirty. I couldn’t even tell by looking.

A little bit of elbow grease and ASCP…..

Took shabby…… to “Shabby Chic”.

Wanna’ see?

I have had quite a few emails on how to price a Craigslist “flip” when I go to re-sell….
This would be my main question.
What would you spend on this table?
Please comment and give your price.
It doesn’t matter if it is way off from someone else’s.
That happens.
So, leave what you would pay, no matter if high or low.
I don’t want to say what I would place this ad for on Craigslist until I hear from you guys on what you would spend…..
Let’s see how close I am.
This would be my ad. ( I intentionally do not want to sound “super” professional. People don’t want to buy from a dealer)
Shabby Chic coffee table. This is an antique and hand-made table, that I acquired and “up-dated” to the shabby chic style. The corners of the table are slanted down by wear and it is extremely heavy. I cannot hold this table and the price is FIRM, as I have posted this for less than what I would consign it for. All props used in the display of this table are not included and are used for photo purposes only on my blog www.youaretalkingtoomuch.com. Price: ______________
Ok, so lesson one.
You will learn from yourselves.
Let’s see what you would spend, whether it is your style or not.
Do not worry that your “offer” would hurt my feelings.
This really so that you can see what all kinds of people would offer.
If this is your style….you are more apt to recognize it’s worth and spend more……if not…..you might be lower. You may also see it as a piece you have to re-do.
Let me hear from you!
I am also having a giveaway for THREE pint selections, of “Milk Paint” on Facebook. Head over there to enter…..I am getting ready to try “Milk paint” out and thought it might be fun to do together.
Let me hear what you would bid on this post so that everyone can see the variety.
Ready?
Love,
Me

Update: Here are my following tutorials! Check them out~
http://youaretalkingtoomuch.blogspot.com/2011/08/craigslist-flipping-201.html
http://youaretalkingtoomuch.blogspot.com/2011/08/craigslist-flipping-and-pricing-tips.html
http://youaretalkingtoomuch.blogspot.com/2011/08/flipping-pt-3-adspricing.html
PS
I’m linking up to:
http://www.theshabbycreekcottage.com/
http://www.bystephanielynn.com/2011/08/tuesday-ten-day-late-no-12.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+UnderTheTableAndDreaming+%28Under+The+Table+and+Dreaming%29
http://www.atthepicketfence.com/2011/09/welcome-to-inspiration-friday-no-30.html 
http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/ 
http://www.stuff-and-nonsense.net/ 
http://commonground-debrasvintagedesigns.blogspot.com/ 
http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/ 
http://missmustardseed.blogspot.com/ 
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0 thoughts on “Shabby chic coffee table & Craigslist “flipping” lesson!

  • August 29, 2011 at 3:14 pm
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    In all honesty I would not pay more than $50.00, top price. It is a lovely table and you did a superb job!! I just know that I could probably find and do something similar, hence the low price.

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  • August 29, 2011 at 3:23 pm
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    It’s hard to tell from the pic, but if it was a home made piece, I would pay about $30…BUT you are asking the wrong audience…I buy at thrift stores!!!

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  • August 29, 2011 at 3:33 pm
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    not my style – but I like the simple lines and colour, maybe $35.00
     

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  • August 29, 2011 at 3:52 pm
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    I like it.  I would say a fair price would be @$40-45.00

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  • August 29, 2011 at 3:53 pm
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    I’d spend $50 easily. It’s totally my style though. May even spend $75 but I am cheap so I would decide I could make it for cheaper. lol

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  • August 29, 2011 at 4:03 pm
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    Around $50.00, I guess, but I know ASCP is expensive and your time is valuable, too! 🙂
    I totally could see this table in my beach house! 

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  • August 29, 2011 at 4:28 pm
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    $50 is a nice round number. $75 perhaps.  anything beyond, I can make it myself. if it were white washed, I’d pay $50.  my husband would never let me spend more than $50.  I’d probably end up looking for a $15/20 table and making it myself.  that’s a very beautifully done table!!  but it depends on what you’ve paid for it. when i sell, i always go higher in price and negotiate.

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  • August 29, 2011 at 4:49 pm
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    $75.  Turned out awesome!  If it were in a she she poo poo store—$300!

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  • August 29, 2011 at 5:00 pm
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    Maybe I’m nuts, but I say $150!!! I LOVE IT!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE

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  • August 29, 2011 at 5:10 pm
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    I’d at least pay $50….

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  • August 29, 2011 at 5:26 pm
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    oh well,  let me tell ya…this IS one of my favorite styles and I’d probably pay $75-$100.  But I’m kind of a maniac spender…. Maybe on a good day, $125

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  • August 29, 2011 at 6:10 pm
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    I am forced to buy on the cheap, cheap, cheap so I would look for something from the GW and do it myself. But, if I was into some cash and feeling flush, I would spend $50 to $75 on it, since it is hand made. I am the person who is always holding out for the cheapest price; hoping for someone basically, “giving it away”.

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  • August 29, 2011 at 7:58 pm
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    I really like it so I would see it priced at $100 to $125 and would buy it.  But, if it were in a cute store I could see it going up to $150…and paying that!!! 🙂

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  • August 29, 2011 at 8:09 pm
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    I think it is important to think about who you are going to sell the table too. To me, the table has a PB feel and look and could easily be sold in a retail furniture store or through a interior designer. In a retail store i would expect the table to list between $125 – $175. I would expect at least that amount if a interior designer were involved.

    I think the person who is willing to pay the probable true value is not a DIY-er. On Graig’s list you might not be able to get that much – people are looking for more of a deal.

    I think it looks great and is worth all of $125.00.

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  • August 29, 2011 at 9:06 pm
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    I’m so glad you’re doing this post.  I have been wondering how hard it would be to “flip” on CL.  That said, on CL, I’d spend bet. $65-$80.  I guess, ’cause I’d be looking for a deal there.

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  • August 29, 2011 at 9:10 pm
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    45 to 50 dollars…Im a big cheap-O

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  • August 29, 2011 at 9:10 pm
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    In a boutique store I’d guess between $250 – $300. I think on CL people are really looking for a steal. In my head it is worth $125, but I don’t imagine people are going to be willing to pay for than $50.

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  • August 29, 2011 at 9:17 pm
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    Hm.  I’d only be able to afford to pay around $50.  I wish I knew what you paid for it…it might be easier to guess!  Or not.

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  • August 29, 2011 at 9:32 pm
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    I’m thinking like $180.

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  • August 29, 2011 at 10:01 pm
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    I would say about 80.00 on craigslist but double that for a retail store. If you have the time to wait, I think it would be worth it.

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  • August 30, 2011 at 12:00 am
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    Here are two comments that somehow were only emailed to me and didn’t post?
    nelda 
    It’s hard to tell from the pic, but if it was a home made piece, I would pay about $30…BUT you are asking the wrong audience…I buy at thrift stores!!!

    Francy

    In all honesty I would not pay more than $50.00, top price. It is a lovely table and you did a superb job!! I just know that I could probably find and do something similar, hence the low price. 

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  • August 30, 2011 at 1:06 pm
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    On CL I’d think you could ask for $80.00. Don’t know if you would get that, but try anyway. Love the look though.

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  • August 30, 2011 at 1:46 pm
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    I would think around $50 on Craigslist. In a consignment store, closer to $75.00
    I can tell you are havin’ fun …..:))

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  • September 1, 2011 at 9:28 pm
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    Hmm, I flip on kijiji here, and occasionally CL, but I’m not an expert in any way.  I think price really depends on the area you live in. Also I think price you paid is a factor. I can find a bargain and have patience, but some of the prices I see on thrift store and CL finds in the US are really low compared to what I see around here. For my area, I would say $80 to $100, especially if you took the time to wax/poly. Of course, with the right buyer, almost any price is possible. Your props really add to the buyer appeal and it really created a lovely piece. I’m going to follow now so I can easily catch up on your posts.

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  • September 1, 2011 at 9:33 pm
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    I wanted to add that sometimes I flip a piece I pick up for a great deal that is in really good shape without doing anything to it. Sometimes people are just anxious to have the space and with clearer photos and a good description you can make a tidy little profit.

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  • September 1, 2011 at 9:37 pm
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    Hope I’m not being annoying, but I tried to find your followers, maybe you don’t have them? I liked on facebook instead.

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  • September 2, 2011 at 12:19 am
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    Beautiful job!  A slap of ASCP makes everything look wonderful!!!  I just sold some shabby-turned-chic furniture at a antique market, and my Paris Grey desk sold for $100.  I would definitely try selling it for $50-80! 

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  • September 2, 2011 at 12:37 pm
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    To figure out a price, you’ll probably need to factor in your time (how much do you want to be paid an hour) refinishing the table as well as product costs. Not knowing these factors, my guess is that you should try selling the table for $200 or $225. 

    I’ve seen ads in Craigs listing tables that haven’t had any work done to it for $100. If you think your did good work (and I love your table), don’t shortchange yourself on getting paid for your hard labor.  Get paid what you’re worth!  🙂

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  • September 6, 2011 at 4:11 pm
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    I think you picked a super color and did a great job on finishing it.  It would look amazing in a lot of different rooms because of it’s clean simple lines.  I would put a price you are comfortable with on it and it would probably sell easily because it is so versatile.
    Thanks for joining HSH!
    Sherry

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  • September 14, 2011 at 5:02 am
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    I LOVE this table! I need a new one so bad!

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  • June 5, 2012 at 3:22 pm
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    Love the color and technique. Could you tell me more about the technique? Just Annie Sloan chalk paint and…??

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  • February 21, 2013 at 4:52 pm
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    175.00 to 225.00

    That’s not to say I would pay that much; I’d make one for myself!

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  • February 25, 2013 at 9:42 pm
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    I would say for craigslist $75 – $85. In a resell shop double that. Thanks for sharing!

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