Saturday, June 25, 2016

Woo Hoo!! Another Craigslist score...

Besides dough boxes and candle stand tables, tavern style tables are one of my favorites.
Well, as I was scrolling through Craigslist the other day I spotted a set of three
(coffee table and two end tables) someone was selling. THREE!!!
After I calmed myself down, I contacted them asking to have a lookieloo.

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So hubs and I headed over and sure enough... JACKPOT!!
Not only are they beautiful; the sweet, older couple told us they had them made for their home. They are rock solid, too! Didn't even quibble about the price. It was a great deal!

I think my hubs is happier than me because as he lays on the sofa, he'll no longer have to try to look over the dough box I had in front of it. Sure it looked fantastic, but so impractical for us him.
(Hey, impractical is my middle name)

No need to tell you I was like a little kid in a candy store as I started moving furniture all around. I'm still moving furniture all around but here's a quick peek at ol' Ben's corner.

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As I stood there staring at the chipped and cracked slate threshold it hit me like a ton of bricks!! I know what needs to replace this slate threshold... BRICKS!

Remember a few years back I was on the brick veneer kick? The company shipped me a bunch of samples.
Of course now I can't remember where the heck I put them. Ack!

Boston Mill was the one I picked to put on the wall behind our wood stove. But the cost is what brought me back down to earth and into reality. So I decided to pass.


But this time I'd only need a couple of boxes. I would do a herringbone pattern like this guy did.

I think our Founding Fathers hanging on my walls would approve.

So when I showed my sweet hubs the photo, I asked him if it was something he thought we could do.
"We?????" He asks. "I hope you have a frog in your pocket."

If you're referring to the one with eye glasses and goatee??? Why yes, yes I do.((giggle))

Happy Saturday, all.

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Phyllis Wood said...

Would you believe I've never bought anything from Craig's list? I love the tables. I think the herring bone pattern will look great. Will your little friend "help"?

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Oh my, Phyllis! You are missing out!!
The media has panicked a lot of people (what else is new?) from going on Craigslist. Are there crazies out there? Absolutely. But there are crazies everywhere. With a little common sense, you can find a lot of great deals. It's like a gigantic "Penny Saver." Not sure if everyone had that little newspaper back in the day. But it was awesome! :> )

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