Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Power of Craigslist

I'm always never really looking for anything in particular to buy for the house, I just kinda buy pieces that catch my eye and hope to find somewhere to put it.  I always scour through craigslist looking for a good find and yesterday I found one...exciting I know ;-)!  I wasn't really looking for another dresser, but when I saw it I knew this baby had to be mine.  It was a small white dresser and from what I could tell from the Craigslist ad it seemed like it was in pretty good condition [and it was only $20] can I get a hellllsssyyyyeeeaaaahhh!  I immediately replied to the ad and waited for a response.  After all day of checking my email I decided to reply to the ad one more time before I left work and two minutes later my phone was ringing.  We scheduled a time for me to take a look at it and that was that. 

The piece was even better than I expected!!! It was a very solid piece, free from scratches, working drawers and all.  Like Bower Power discussed in this post when you go to the sellers home and it's neat and tidy you get reassurance that the adopted item has been taken care of.  Young House Love has also scored some amazing deals on Craigslist, like this $350 hood they snagged for just $60 [what a deal huh!?! ]

*Craigslist Tip:  Always respond with your telephone number.  With smart phones it's so much easier to respond to someone with their telephone number included because you just highlight the number to call...quick and easy!

I'm not quite sure if it's staying in the boys room, but for right now it will work.  I'm also thinking of doing a little DIY to it as well like this one below from the Real Housewives of Bucks County....

The adopted dresser as-is and picture below it is what I'm thinking of doing to it.

What do you think...leave it or DIY it??????

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