Anyone else a Craigslist addict? I love perusing the furniture section, just to see what is out there. I'm usually looking for organization pieces for specific rooms: like, I'm in desperate need for a new entertainment center/DVD storage and my kitchen could use some extra space.
Recently, it also dawned on me that I could search for certain brands. Which is how I stumbled upon a listing for an IKEA bookshelf.
The listing was for $25, I offered $20 and the seller accepted. He lived just a neighborhood over, so on Saturday afternoon after yoga and some shopping at Crate & Barrel (thank you, Sissy, for the gift card!) I went and picked it up.
This is not my first Craigslist purchase. I also own a purple corduroy chair I bought when I was living in Kentucky and while my mother
At first I put most of my bakeware on the shelf (including a new mixing bowl set purchased with that Crate & Barrel gift card), but ultimately decided my cookbooks and Fiestaware made more sense. Of course, as I typed this it dawned on me that I can search Craigslist for Fiestaware, too (and, in fact, found a vase in the same bright red color as the loaf pan. Hmmmm....).
It's amazing how something as simple as a new piece of furniture can give a room just the oomph it needed. I feel like I have a grown-up kitchen now!
Love from the ashes,