Friday, August 13, 2010


Since we began work on the man cave, I started to realize the office will be very bare, with just my lovely parsons desk and filing cabinet.  On Monday, I began my search on Craigslist.  I had no idea what I was looking for, but knew I would know it when I saw it. 

~Can I just vent about Craigslist first?  I love the idea of people being able to sell their unwanted items to someone who could use them.  Awesome concept!  I have to say, though, a person's 10 year old fabric couch that looks like it has been through the war and used as a toilet, selling for $500, annoys me.~

Anyways....I happened to run across a post for a dresser.  The price, $30.  From the picture, the dresser looked like it needed a little work, but I was willing to fix it up for $30!  I contacted the seller.  She informed me that she has 3 other people ahead of me and sounded like it was already sold.  So I gave up. 

On Tuesday evening, I got an email from the seller asking if I was still interested.  The first two people flaked out on her (her words) and she was giving the third person till that evening to contact her back.  I did not hear anything Wednesday morning or afternoon and figured it sold. 

By dinner time on Wednesday, the seller got back with me.  It was mine!  Yesterday, right after work, Clint and I went to pick it up.  I was in love!  Here is our new dresser in the office.

Do you love it??  Clint did not until he saw it in the room.  It needed nothing done to it at all, just a dusting! 

I grabbed a few vases I had sitting around and a lamp for now.

I love lamp!  I bought it years ago from Pottery Barn Teen.  It has pockets in the shade to hold pictures, postcards, or whatever tickles your fancy.

Here are close ups of a couple of my favorite photographs I have taken over the years:
Palace of Versailles, France

Fence in my parents backyard

Effiel Tower, Paris

What do you think of the dresser?


jen @ homeinthecountry said...

Loving the dresser - it looks so great against your blue-gray walls!

And I am totally with you on people overpricing their old junk. It's like seriously - that couch is 20 years old, has cat pee stains and cigarette burns on it, and you want $300 for it!? Nuts.

Eva @ the nerdy nest said...

That dresser is so neat, I love the tone of the wood and the little legs make it look so modern and classic all at the same time.

I've had okay luck with CL around here, but I agree completely about pricing. Sometimes I wonder what those folks are thinking!

Scientific Housewife said...

The dresser looks great in the space. Good find!

The Thriftress said...

Awesome dresser! I love CL but I am with you on the crazy pricing! If you're selling something old and ratty you can't expect $$$.


elizabeth said...

love it!! it fits perfect -
although I never have good luck w/ craigs list -
lot's of wierdo's i have found

Mrs. Chic said...

I think the dresser is fab!! I love it

Heather said...

Good for you! What a score on Craigs List. I haven't had too much luck (ok, any luck) selling things...just a lot of odd responses. But, you got a great piece and I love that lamp!

LizzieBeth said...

Now THAT is a steal! Good job!!


Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

I may be a little biased since I have a couple like it ;) but I love it! Looks great!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Really like the dresser. Great find.

I, too, have a love-hate relationship with Craigslist. I don't think I find enough to make it worthwhile, but I still stalk it. And, don't even get me started on the listings that say, "like new" (a 1970s orange flowered chair) or "retailed for $1,900, will part with for $900" (when it's clearly 30 years old.