I’m SUPER excited to share with you my newest home purchase… And not sure what I’m more excited about – the piece or the price tag!!!
Ok, I’m getting ahead of myself here. Let’s start with a little back story…
So I’ve been on a major hunt for some type of storage piece for our dining room. We have a decent sized room with a free wall – and a growing collection of kitchen items (thank you wedding registry!). Well I started with my usual online shopping (for inspiration) and decided to limit the search to “sideboards”and “buffets”. I also wanted something in a light color to brighten up the dark wood trimming in our dining room… and per usual, I was leaning towards something a bit antiquy looking, ideally something in a shabby chic style.
Here’s the idea…
But OMG these things are expensive!! Like ranging from $500-$4000! NO THANK YOU!
So of course, I turned to my trusty friend Craig (www.craigslist.com) to see if I could find something used and local. Now normally I could be searching anywhere from a week to a few months – looking for what I like to call the “Craigslist Trifecta”:
- Perfect item is listed WITH photo
- Price is great
- Location is under 20 miles from where I live
Well low and behold, after only a few days of searching – I FOUND IT!!!!
- Light yellow colored shabby chic sideboard, with perfect dimensions
- $95 cash
- 2.5 miles down the street
For tips on shopping on Craigslist click HERE!
So I recruited my muscle – huge thanks to Tony and and my brother Joe for braving the 3 story walk up!!!
And in less than an hour, this beauty had a new home in our dining room.
Come take a look!
I just loved the detailing.
And I’m a sucker for fun knobs.
Here you can get a sense of the layout… This piece could not have fit better!
Perfect place to put my new indoor plants that I will keep alive for a least 1 month!
And the wine rack I bought at Brimfield, that I will keep full for at least 1 week