Tuesday, January 26, 2010

uhmm, yeah . . . another Craigs List find!

A week? Has it really been a week!? I've honestly haven't had much to say, but I didn't think a week had come and gone since our last meeting? I could probably make this post really long, but I'm not! I'll just try to come back here multiple times a day for the next few days! K?

So, I've been on Craigs List YET again. But this is really from a while back. Actually this is the first thing I EVER bought on CL.

A dresser.

{Picture from listing - not my house.}

Because you know, . . . I'm dresser poor here at my house. Even better - I'm antique dresser poor! I only have 1 from every decade from 1880 to 1940. Maybe a couple of decade duplicates, but apparently NOT enough.

Just dresser poor.

Let me tell you about this guy. I had 2 antique dressers on each side of my bed. They had double duty as nightstands AND dressers. I told a friend she could pick one to have if she would give me a cool piece {that I really needed} that she had.

Lucky for me, she took me up on the offer and I got the groovy chicken coop table you see above {which by the way, is in the process of a major face lift!}

Well, I had to find something to replace the dresser!!!! So, CL here I come! This fellow was listed for right around 3 weeks for $150 when I found it. Nobody in their right mind should pay that much! It is obvious that it had been refinished, but then someone straight took the original hardware. Then had the nerve to replace them with the 1980's "waterbed" era looking drawer pulls {ack!?}

Uhmm, can we say REVOLTING!

So, for 60 bucks - he is now mine! And he needs a little work {in due time.}

But the problem is I don't need the mirror. For those who are about to get upset, remember - someone has already jacked it up with those ghetto drawer pulls!

Removed the mirror. Easy.

Painted it with 1 coat of left over {oil based} black paint.

After about an hour, took a sanding block to it. Wiped it off with a dry rag.

Then hung it up. Seriously people, it couldn't have gotten any easier - unless of course it was already black when I purchased it.

I hung it above my tub - that only gets used once a month when I soak all the kids tub toys in bleach. I would love to show you the whole thing, but I'm not. Only because I'm trying to finish up this room before I debut it!!!



Dana D said...

Please share how you negotiate such great deals on craig's list! Every time I look at ours (Columbia, SC), I never find anything with a decent price... that I actually want! HELP! They seem mighty proud of their wares, and I don't have a clue as to an appropriate way to get a better price!

Paige said...

I would love to know your secret! You have found the best pieces. Maybe my area just doesn't have the finds yours does. Have a great week!

FrouFrouBritches said...

I have been searching craiglist since your green table post. I'm looking for an armoire for my dining room. UGH! Nothing! How do you do it?

J Family said...

I love how you always clarify that pictures are from craigslist and not your house. I always giggle when I read that. Take a trip over here to Utah and help me find some awesome pieces!!!

sarah said...

Wow! great job!

Allison said...

I am so glad that I stop in it for my daily dose of crack-up humor! The once a month when I dunk my kids in bleach had me on the floor! Great find--can't wait to see the whole room.

Megan L Hutchings said...

If you ever feel the need to part with the chicken coop table...please call on me :)!

Renée T. Bouchard said...

I'd totally die without craigslist- it's really great if you're willing to weed through all the crap to find the gems. (which I am)


Krista Lee said...

C'mon Kimberly... You know that's your house.. Stop lyin... Ha!