(Image credit: Colleen White)

Emily spent ages searching Craigslist for the perfect vintage sofa: carved wood details, large enough for 3 people, affordable. Just when she thought it was a lost cause, she came across this beauty for only 100 smackers. Says Emily, "I emailed as fast as my fingers could manage."

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After a week of hunting through Harlem for the perfect mudcloth, she dropped off the bag of fabric at her local Brooklyn upholsterer. Less than a month later, her masterpiece was ready to take home!

Says Emily, "Craigslist dreams do come true!"

Want to create your own mudcloth masterpiece? See more Emily's blog Good, or try your hand at mudcloth DIY with our tutorial.

Thank you Emily!

(Images: Colleen White: Timber and Cloth-Brooklyn, NY)