Please accept my apologies for the lack of DIYs this week. Right now I’m enjoying the calm before the storm. We close on the newest flip house, “Millie” on Friday and while I’m very excited to be taking on an antique house, I’m kinda scared sh*tless at the same time.
I have a feeling I’ll be spending quite a bit of time on Craigslist trying to find appropriate pieces for a period craftsman bungalow, but for now, let’s just look at a few pretty things currently listed for sale.
How pretty is this little vanity set for $90? If it wouldn’t completely clash in my bedroom, I would seriously consider taking it home. Don’t worry, though, Hubby- it won’t fit in with the rest of the furniture so you’re safe this time.
I also may or may not have resold the dresser that I bought intending for my future niece. It was a lovely buffet/dresser, but when I started thinking about a toddler trying to open/close those gigantic drawers that didn’t have any kind of track, I decided to go back to the drawing board. My current thought is this:
Just picture it with the weird handle recesses filled in, painted, and with proper knobs. It has tons of potential at $100.
Although, if I decided not to do the refinishing myself, this dresser is pretty stunning already, just a bit more than I was hoping to spend on a dresser for said soon-to-be niece at $350:
Returning back to potential beauties at $100. I’m not enamored with it when the doors are closed…
…but if you removed the doors and left the open shelving on top, I’m pretty charmed by it.
And for some reason I’m always drawn to old banker chairs, library chairs, etc. Rarely do you find one that looks this nice for $20. Luckily for my already overstuffed basement, I’m on a self-proclaimed chair buying hiatus.
I’ll leave you with one parting bit of eye candy. WAY WAY WAY above what I would ever spend in reality, but in my dreams, I’ll totally be spending the $2395 for this restored antique pulley chandelier. Would you like to dream with me?
It’s easy to be overwhelmed when perusing Craigslist, but if you know what you’re looking for, the gems are there. Happy thrifting!