I am addicted to Craigslist. It's ridiculous.
This week marks one year that we have been in our house. Over the last year I have collected many things from Craigslist that "need some work." Not to mention items I have thrifted. Unfortunately, I am not addicted to the "work" part, just the hunt.
Remember these nightstands I bought last year? I got them just a couple weeks after moving into our house. This is what they looked like the day I brought them home.
Someday Im going to paint them. Maybe white. Maybe not. I want two half circle handles one each one so it will look like one [gold] circle smack dab in the middle. Can you see it?
Also in the living room along the entry wall is this beauty. A 72" solid wood dresser with brass handles. Again, sadly this is the before and the after shot too.
This is going to look amazing one day! I go back and forth on what color I would like to paint it. A bold color or maybe just a nice charcoal gray. Opinions??
Back in February we bought a much needed new mattress and upgraded to a king. Best decision we have made! It is great having all that extra room, especially since our little mexi-can always starts his day by joining us in bed.
I have wanted an upholstered headboard forever and after seeing Daniel's before and after upholstery job on a basic platform bed, I got to stalking. Craigslist always comes through. Could be why I am addicted to searching.....I know something will come of it.
This is what I ended up with.
Try to imagine a tufted headboard all that red wood covered with a rich charcoal velvet.
My imagination gets the best of me, which is why I have this House of Craig.
Another before and after (in one) is my dining room table, also picked up on [my favorite website] Craigslist. It's nice and big and come with two leaves. It was $60. Not sure what to do with it, but I know I don't like the current finish.
A few weeks ago I was browsing "brass" under the 'furniture by owner' category (one of my regular searches) and saw a dining set with the coolest chairs. I contacted the seller and they agreed to sell the chairs separately. I offered what I thought was a fair price for 6 chairs and she accepted.
So without further ado, here they are!
Just so we end on a positive note here, I'd like to remind you of my campaign dresser that I finished back in January.
I scored this baby on CL for just $15. It was in such horrible shape when I got it that Ernesto gave me a two week deadline to make it look nice. [or else he was throwing it in the trash]. I came through in just under three months! ha!
Yes. A finished project. I know this is something you are not used to seeing here, but times are a changin' my friends.