My Lucky Craigslist Find

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Well, it isn't often that I can title a post such as I did tonight.Generally Craigslist is a bit of a gamble...like the lottery if you will.You spot something, send an email or make a call and a small percentage of the time, you may actually get a response.And every now and then, you may even GET something off of a seller on the site.  You just never know.With prices of furniture rising and more … [Read more...]

Apron Strings Milk Painted Dresser

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Oh you are going to think this piece is just darling! I certainly do! I found this antique oak dresser on Craigslist and my hubby was a doll and picked it up for my on his way home from class last week. He is a keeper I tell ya. He helps me with lifting, picking up pieces, helping with difficult hardware that maxes out my patience level and so on...I just love that man. He delivered this … [Read more...]

Safety on Craigslist

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I buy a lot of furniture to makeover for the Nest.  One of my primary sources of beautiful furniture pieces is Craigslist...especially in the colder months.  I CANNOT wait until yard sales begin, but until then, Craigslist is my most frequented source.  I would like to talk a little tonight about being safe when it comes to purchasing pieces off of Craigslist.  First of all, Craigslist is an … [Read more...]

My Deck Makeover

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I moved into my new place about a month ago so for me, everything is new.  I have things where I like them for now, but as I told my husband, I haven't even begun to decorate yet!  I am just now unpacking all my decor so my house is currently a work in progress.  I guess it always will be really.  Who ever says they are done decorating and changing things in the house?  NO ONE EVER!  I am having … [Read more...]

Marvelous Marigold: Antique Vanity Makeover

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I am excited to share this makeover today! I had asked for your thoughts on what you would do to dress up this old beauty? She was pretty when I found her and I gasped when I went to pick her up. She was even better than I thought! The picture listed on Craigslist did her no justice. She was listed for sale at $50, bt since I always try to score a bargain, I offered her $35 for the … [Read more...]

Furniture Find Friday: Craigslist

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Welcome to Furniture Find Friday (on Saturday that is).  Sorry I am a day late...it was a late night out with the hubs catching dinner and a movie...Ironman 3!  It was awesome!! So I am back this morning with our next installment of our Furniture Find Fridays series and today we are going to talk about Craigslist.  People are always asking me where I get my furniture pieces so this series was set … [Read more...]

Lessons In Thrifting

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Remember the other day when I told you about the fabulous antique mahogany sideboard I had found on Craigslist? Thanks for all your encouraging comments by the way :o)Here was the picture I showed you: I was afraid I might lose it.  You see, sometimes with Craigslist, people sell things right out from under you especially if you aren't able to get there right away.  I wasn't sure if the seller … [Read more...]

Great Find

I found a fabulous find today...I am really stoked about it!  I have been searching far and wide for a sideboard/server for my home for months now.  I had a gorgeous one, but it literally slipped through my fingers before I could seal the deal.  I was bummed.  So I have been searching since then and TODAY I found one for sale on Craigslist! Oh happy day!  I love Craigslist! Here is the pic that … [Read more...]

The Finished Product

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         I now have a sense of  completion with one room (nearly 2 as the bathroom is almost fully finished) in my home at this time.  Well, at least until I decide it is time for a change!  I feel pleased with Ana's room at this time.  This room has experienced many changes throughout the years.  When we first moved here 4 years ago, it originally functioned as an office/guest room.  There were … [Read more...]

The Finished Product

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         I now have a sense of  completion with one room (nearly 2 as the bathroom is almost fully finished) in my home at this time.  Well, at least until I decide it is time for a change!  I feel pleased with Ana's room at this time.  This room has experienced many changes throughout the years.  When we first moved here 4 years ago, it originally functioned as an office/guest room.  There were … [Read more...]