My Craigslist dresser find

6/08/2010 06:22:00 PM Ashley 10 Comments

I talked about how over Memorial Day weekend I finally found some Campaign furniture knock offs. Well, I'm finally getting around to posting about them.

For those that haven't heard of Campaign, it's a really old line of British furniture (I'll let you do the research this time). Now the real stuff is really old and really pricey. In the 60's and 70's the style started getting knocked off and that's what you mostly see floating around today (usually good solid wood). My parents bedroom set was a Lane knockoff of the Campaign look. If only I had realized then what they had...I may have begged to have their bedroom set.

Now onto what I found. This is a knock off of a knock off. As in it's not the coveted knock offs that everyone (including myself) is searching for. There are so things missing. Such as the solid wood construction and the wood strips that separate each drawer. Also the handles are a little off, but beggars can't be choosers.

While I know that these aren't the quality I was hoping for, what did sell me was the price and the fact that it's okay if they get beat up in all over our moves. We got 6 pieces for $175. Yes...that's right, we got a dresser, a high boy, what looks like a file cabinet, two bedside tables and a mirror. It's far more than I was expecting us to get, but still awesome.

Now for pictures...of them living in the garage waiting for the move.

The lighter colored wood behind the dresser is the back of the mirror and behind that is the tall boy. That's the dresser that has the most issues and repairs needed.

Here you can see that the handles are a little "off". I may try painting them...or see if I could find handles that look more like the real deal.

Two bedside tables.

The tall "file cabinet" style dresser. I may do something with this for the office/craft room. But what?

The low 6 drawer dresser is the one that will be painted green and placed in the guest bedroom. Now I just have to find a green paint I like and wait till we move to paint it. The others...well I have no idea.

So there are my knock offs of a knock off. I'll keep looking for the "real" deal, but I'm super happy about this find and that I won't be super worried about them with the moving. Now...what do I do with all of the others? Where can I use them? What color should they be painted? Is there a bright green paint that you like? Care to share?


  1. i think that would look awesome painted black and white (white with black handles) Carrie and Big in the SATC2 movie had a b&w one in their room and it looked amazing!

  2. I think you're going to have the perfect green dresser when you find the right color. I love these. I agree with Veronika's suggestion of black & white. I think a yellow or grey would look nice for your bedroom too.

  3. That's funny, I just saved a draft of a post about how much I love thrift stores, Craigslist, etc. Those will be cute painted or fixed up!

  4. If I'd known that style was popular, I would have taken my parent's up on their offer to take a set off their hands several years ago! Damnit.

  5. I like that idea! I haven't seen the movie, but I'll have see if there are any still shots with the dresser in it!

  6. I'm so tempted to do a yellow and grey dresser even though we don't need another one in our bedroom. Hmmmm...choices.

  7. I look forward to reading that post! I haven't had good luck with thrift stores or Craigslist and finally got lucky with these.

  8. Seriously...I can't believe your parents had them too! I always loved the set, but who knew they would become soooooo popular!? My mom had a beautiful clothing armoire in the style and I adored it. It makes me sad. We can wallow together!

  9. Just came and read, this is wow! I was seek from many blogs, but here is the best, I love it.

  10. Here are some Campaign furniture pieces you might like: