Don't worry! Craig and I are still BFF's... this ban is more of the unofficial boyfriend variety. You see, he's a little jealous. I'm getting quite close with Craig...
Some of my finds (like this West Elm Parsons Desk) are okay with him because he knows that I need them (I didn't have a desk) and they don't require any TLC.
Others are getting on his nerves...
I love this nightstand. I mean, LOVE it! It's mid-century, solid wood, and has some pretty amazing hardware and detailing. Okay, so it needs a little extra loving before it will be fit for our bedroom (which only had one nightstand), but I couldn't pass it up for just $20. Just look at how expensive those pieces are on Ebay!
Oh, and I know it looks super trashy in my front yard, but I promise it's in the garage all day!
In my opinion, the more solid wood pieces that I can move into my home, the better... so I went for this $40 cabinet. Yes, it would need a new coat of paint or stain, but it would be a perfect piece to catch all of our mail, shoes, and bags:
I know, I still haven't finished the Pottery Barn table overhaul that I planned in October... I promise that it's coming this week!! Some Craigslist projects are worth waiting months for, right (just say yes)? Just look at Micah's chair!
As if the unfinished table, chairs, nightstand, and entry cabinet weren't enough... I just had to bring home one more project this past weekend. I think it was what truly did me in. I was at an estate sale this past Saturday (you know, as part of the challenge) and just couldn't pass this chair up:
I found this mid century piece in near-perfect condition for just $10. I rationalized the purchase because I could think of two places that I could use it in (bedroom or entryway) and I knew I could sell it on Craigslist for three or four times what I paid if Nate wouldn't let me keep it (there's a really big market for mid-century pieces in Austin).
Nate put an end to my furniture-buying spree when he saw the chair.
We agreed that I would finish the projects that I've started before I make any more clutter in the garage. So it looks like you have a few things to look forward to on the blog. Before I can buy anything else on Craigslist, my projects will include:
*Pottery Barn chair makeover
*refinishing wood entry cabinet
*painting master bedroom nightstands and bed
*altering and painting Craiglist coffee table (I didn't even mention this above)
*painting dining room buffet
*installing new dimmers and IKEA hallway lights
*recovering mid-century Craigslist chair?
How many unfinished projects do you have on your plate?
Anyone else see why I *needed* to buy the nightstand and chair? Do you think the chair is worth keeping or should I sell it for a profit?
PS For the record: I'm not buying anything that doesn't have a space in the home. That chair from the last picture was actually the only thing that I bought during my garage sale trip last week (I promise I'm not buying a bunch of crap).