Craigslist is always interesting.
I use it very often thus I have learned quite a bit as a result.
I found a lovely looking vanity for sale on the site…here was the actually picture from the ad:
I emailed immediately.
And then heard nothing for days.
You never know if the seller got the message or not or if you just missed the sale.
I would guess about 1/2 of the time, I don’t hear back at all on my inquiries.
It’s a mystery.
A few days later, I did hear back and I scheduled to pick up the vanity over the weekend.
The seller told me she would contact me, but when the weekend came and went without a call, I was sure it was a no-go.
I thought I would try once more to contact the seller thinking perhaps there was a mishap.
I finally heard back and scheduled to connect with her the following weekend.
I planned a pick up time with her and headed out after church with my family in tow so my hubby could help load it.
I rang the bell and NOTHING.
No one was home.
I was getting a little annoyed by this point.
I texted her and waited a bit then after a few minutes had to go.
She texted back once I was half-way to my home.
So…back I went again for the darn thing.
I just loved it that much.
Finally it was mine, all mine!
All the frustration paid off.
So….what people don’t always realize is that sometimes it can be quite a hassle just to secure a piece to redo…let alone refinish it.
It’s work I tell ya.
I was excited to get started with her and although my original plan was different than what I actually decided to do, I am lovin ‘ the end result!
I custom mixed a brand new color using some of my left over paints.
You can just call me The Mixmaster.
I distressed her and sealed it in clear wax when I was done.
I spray painted the pretty pulls in an oil rubbed bronze color.
I think she was worth all the hassle.