Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I Heart Craigslist

Craigslist is the most amazing invention of the internet age ever. Sure, blogs are great, and Facebook is super handy, but CL is my true love. It's like Ebay, minus the bids and the shipping charges. There is still the thrill of the hunt, the deal of a lifetime, and the race to be the ultimate winner.

A few pieces of our furniture comes from CL (see also: coffee table, mid-century modern side chair needing reupholstery), and my latest acquisition is this beauty. I spied something nearly identical at Crate and Barrel years ago, the Faulkner Library Cabinet. But, I've never had the budget for it. Lo and behold, look what I found today. After some creative maneuvering in getting the guy to agree to hold it despite all of the other calls he got on it, and trading cars with my awesome brother-in-law and picking Luke up from work early so he could go get it, just a few short long hours later, this found its place in my home. I may or may not have done a happy dance throughout all of dinner. (And, in the process of getting it out of the truck, we met brand-new neighbors who have a daughter that Avery can play with. Time to take some baked goods next door!!)


EMU said...

I love it! Awesome find!

Michelle said...

Oooh, pretty! I *heart* craigslist as well!

Maegan said...

Awesome find! I would love to see pictures of your other craigslist finds.