Saturday, January 9, 2010

This is why I love Craigs List . . .

So, as you know - I've been swapping rooms with Em. Finally - I will be able to make my room - MINE! I knew we were going to swap for a while, so I really never did a whole lot with my original space. And good thing, I actually got rid of a large table. And that was because my computer situation changed! Oh, yeah - I got a Mac book!! {**happy dance**}

But I still wanted some more table space other than my painting table. My husband had a great idea about looking for a sofa table. Of course I had to check good ol' Craigs List before I checked anywhere else! And the first table I pulled up was this . . .

Oh.My.Good.Lord - she is perfect! Love the color. The style is almost exact to my paint table {which will be getting a paint job of WHITE in the spring!} PERFECT!

Except for 1 thing.

The price.

The price of $252.

I was not a happy camper. People, I just bought a Mac. I don't have any dough left!

None.

Zilch.

Zero.

Nada.

Whatever I found was going to have to be on the cheap!!!

The next listing I pulled up was this . . .


Holy COW! It is basically the same table! ??? And I could paint it?!? But the price {always the kicker.}

Oh.My.Good.Lord - only $25!!!

Come to Momma!!!

And being that I have a quart of paint in the color that is very similar to the top one . . . . this project will cost me only the 25 smacks!

I need to also add - this ended up being a heavy and solid oak piece. I'm quite confident that the green table was only a pine. I got way more bang for my buck!

I love Craigs List!


FYI, I think I'm selling Emme's crib - that fantastic, pink crib. Any takers??

22 comments:

Melissa's Thoughts said...

I just created my craft room/woman cave and have put two temp tables in here. Thanks for the idea of craigs list and the great colors. Love it

Holly said...

nice! I love a good deal too! As for the crib I am afraid there will be no need for it now or in the future here at the Cart house as we have reached maximum capacity,lol!

Paige said...

Love that table! Can't wait to see what you do to it. Loved the finished result of "Nannie's Table".. Wish I could do that!

K_I_T_ said...

I would love to buy the crib...but im up in canada!!!
I might be super dumb,but what is Craigs list...?

kimmcl said...

Oh Yeah! Now that's what I'm talkin' about. Hey, we must be separated at birth! I just did a post about my most recent awesome CL find.

Dawn said...

Great find you lucky girl!!!

Robin said...

WOW! Great find! Our Craig's list is AWFUL.....the only things that are decent enough to buy, cost WAAAAAAY too much money. I think I need to move to Nashville...lol!

{{HUGS}}

Robin :o)

Swan Family said...

I love me some craigslist too!

Heather said...

Love the green table, I have a feeling yours will look even better than it when you're done though!

And the crib, if I were pregnant I would buy it in a heartbeat. I'm in AZ but we are coming out to TN in June, but... no baby yet! Maybe it won't sell before I get a baby! lol ;)

MeganSloan said...

I am SUPER jealous! The stuff in my area is JUNK when it comes to Craig's List. Or really, really expensive. But nothing like a $25 table that's perfect and only needs a paint job. Lucky you!

joanne said...

Kim, I have so enjoyed watching you put your touch on all your rooms in your home, it breathes inspiration and excitement into the blog world! I too LOVE CL. Anytime I need anything, I put a post on CL, and I always get what I need. Sometimes I can find it in a list, but I have better luck posting an ad.Anywho, love your finds, and love the work on your Nannie's table. Would love to see more photos. hugs.

jennibell said...

Good luck with your table. When you posted the $25 one I looked behind me (literally) and saw one just like it!!! In my own living room. . .hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Ha! Can't wait to see the finished room :)

Kelli said...

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lhicks said...

I have actually considered emailing you to see if you would be selling her crib... but I'm not pregnant yet and probably should not buy a crib before I know that I'll have a baby to put in it! I do love it though. Email me if you don't get any takers :).

Do you know who the manufacturer is?

PS The green table is so pretty!!

Micah Wolf said...

Glad you got a MacBook! You will love it, and it's worth every extra penny. Believe me. I'll never go back to a PC. love the table. I've been looking for a sofa table for awhile...great find

Wishful Nals said...

craigslist has some great finds!

annie ingram said...

Kim, I really want to buy the crib! A friend who is a faithful reader forwarded your blog to me so I'm not familiar with your hometown, where are you? I'm in Montgomery al if we could make it work call my cell 531-0334. So excited, Annie Ingram

Girl Child said...

soooo after reading your post about the lime green table.. i took my boys' icky brown end table and painted it lime green.. it looks so fab! thank ya much =)

PS I agree with ur dad that the "crack cookies" are too foul to even taste. They skeeve me out just thinking about them.

Kristen said...

You are one lucky girl - that is a perfect table to paint! Love the price even more!

kanishk said...

Love that table! Can't wait to see what you do to it.

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Krista Lee said...

SO SO SO cute! It was great seeing you all last night!!

atayala said...

I think this table fit for my living room as a centerpiece.

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