Saturday

I Love Craigslist ...

So I wanted a few things for my new place and as always the first place I search is Craigslist. I have sold so many things through them and purchased even more. I would rather buy good quality wooden furniture used than buy cheap Ikea furniture new. I had been looking for this exact kitchen set for a while and every time I found it, it was either too expensive, too far away or already sold. So last night I kept checking craigslist every hour and I found the set I wanted, they had just listed it a half hour before and I was going to be the first to go check it out. Well that baby was mine for $80. I was able to move it in my car and after washing it down and disinfecting it, (I'm a germ freak) I tightened up the screws, oiled it and viola. Success! Then the other piece I wanted to share with you is an entertainment center. I had been looking for a tv stand and had something in my head that I just couldn't find when I came upon this amazing bargain... It seems most people are getting rid of their entertainment centers and opting for flat screens on the wall. Well that was fine with me because I got the entire 3 piece set for $120 and they were kind enough to deliver it! They had purchased it from Walter E Smithe for $3000 about 8 years ago. It is solid and super heavy. I love all the storage and have everything from linens, quilts games to my dvd's stored In it. (and my tv). So what do you think, do you use Craigslist? Cause if you don't you could be saving yourself a lot of money. lol


 

 

 
Xo Xo
Michelle / Simple Pleasures

8 comments:

Raggedy Creations said...

I think you got wonderful bargains. I've checked craigslist once in awhile but I need to become a regular.

They look great.

Felicia

Margaret said...

I'm so happy for you! I love what you got! I also love your new blog header! Maggie

Cindi said...

Wow Michelle nice finds! Living in a very very small town I don't use Craig's List because the listings are so far away. Oh well.
Be blessed,
Cindi

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Oh my goodness Michelle - what finds! That entertainment center is beautiful!

Karen said...

Hi Michelle,
Your purchases are absolutely wonderful...I found a rug hooking frame on CL and was amazed at how reasonable all their prices are on there.
Great finds.
Karen

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Great finds!

Threesmallfry Primitives said...

Wow! You got some great finds. We have a buy and sell site for our area on Facebook. I use it a lot to sell stuff, and every now and then I find something great.

Anonymous said...

Yes you got some beautiful pieces from craigslist. I too love solid wood furniture. I sure hate so see these fads about painting over some of the older pieces that just need a little TLC. I saw your post of Amish / English site on FB. I like your blog. Thanks Pat Hardee