Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Why I love craigslist...

Because I found this for $50.00. Yeah, you heard me right. $50.00. And my most recent find was this beauty of a computer armoire.

Look at all that nice distressing.

And with this lovely computer armoire, came this distressed bookshelf which is now quite at home in Lily's room.


This ensemble also came with a nice distressed wooden computer chair of the same color. It's in the basement and the lighting is bad so I didn't get a picture of it.
We got all three pieces for $250. Not as much as a steal as the $50 tv armoire, but still a great price considering what I'd pay for it brand new in a furniture store.
Okay, now here's the catch. You have to be a patient shopper. I looked for a tv armoire for 2 years before I found one that I loved and that was within my budget. I looked for a computer armoire for 1 year before finding this one.
However, if you're willing to be patient and diligently wait and look, then you never know what kind of a good deal you'll find on craigslist.
My current search? Two matching wing-back chairs for the master bedroom.

7 comments:

jamie said...

Hi there! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I love your blog. It looks like you do a lot of fun stuff! I'm sure I will be checking back in.

Katy said...

how great!!! You got great deals! I have never been on craig's list before...LOL!

Alison said...

Hi Amber! Im good friends with Amanda(My Fragrant Life) and have been looking at your blog since se found you. I absolutely LOVE these pieces you found!!WOW~I will have to look on my local CraigsList more often,lol!As for your crafty project down there like the homeade baby blocks~What a cool idea!

~God Bless~
Alison

Sarah said...

What great finds!!! I love the white, distressed look. I have never even looked at Craig's list...I will have to take a look.

chickadee@afamiliarpath said...

what exciting finds!

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