I have a serious obsession with Craigslist. I’m often perusing the site to see what sort of goodies random strangers are peddling. Nothing ceases to amaze me anymore. Not even this: http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/zip/3144931543.html
Anyway…Jason and I moved to a new place on July 1st. It’s the upper duplex of a home built in 1905, it’s in Bay View, and I love it. We decided to pare down on our belongings before the move for two main reasons. First, it would be less junk to haul up a flight of stairs. Second, all of our furniture was a clash of different styles, and nothing really “went” together. It’s my goal to have a home with a cohesive design, or at least matching (or mostly matching) furniture. We also had a real problem with clutter. Okay, I’m the one with the clutter problem, but I do declare that it’s because I never had a proper “home” for any of my things. No more, I say. No more.
Back to Craigslist, we recently made some awesome purchases from two different “vendors”. The first was a pretty nifty vintage metal cabinet. It will be perfect for all of my craft supplies, which currently reside in a myriad of boxes, bags, and plastic containers. Quite the steal for $25!
Isn’t she a beauty?
There are some minor rust issues I need to take care of, and she could definitely use a new coat of paint…but it’s nothing I can’t handle.
Our second find was a set of dressers with a matching mirror. They aren’t solid “wood”, but they are perfect for painting and distressing (something I’ve wanted to try for quite a while). We got these babies for only $65, and that included a $15 delivery charge. Not bad, huh?
As Jason and I are newlyweds, we don’t have a ton of money to spend on furniture. However, this doesn’t mean we can’t have a beautiful home. I just need to be creative with the money we do have!
I started painting and distressing the long dresser this past weekend, and I have to tell you: It looks amazing. I seriously cannot wait to show off the final results!
Stay tuned, and stay classy.
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