I'm usually later in the day with these posts but for an anxious friend ( you know who you are) HA!
I decided to go ahead and post it sooner!
I have ONE Treasure to share today.
"Only one?" you ask?
"Yes, only one. Cause she's oh so worth it! She's going to be a puuurrrdy one, once I'm done!"
This is one of the reasons I LOVE cracklist craigslist. I'm constantly searching the site for freebies or close to it! Recently someone asked me "What's your secret?"
No secret really, just a few things to keep in mind while browsing the site.
1) ALWAYS check the "free" section. It amazes me what people just GIVE away!?!
For instance, Do you have a young child that loves to draw??
Look what someone is giving away. FREE! Now they may not cost that much in the first place but still FREE is FREE!
or maybe you need a desk for little Timmy's room? You just need to know how to work a paint brush and a screw driver and this can be a gorgeous desk!
Have you checked out the prices for kids desks recently?
Just yesterday a free patio set came up that was gorgeous!! It went so fast I can't even show you a photo!
2) When browsing the items for sale I select "for sale by owner" some retailers try to be sneaky and post so you can't tell but it doesn't really affect my search much because of #3.
3) Put a dollar limit on what you search. If your trying to be budget conscious, why torture yourself by possibly finding something gorgeous out of your price range? That's like shopping at Nordstroms with $3.00 in your pocket. TORTURE!!!
So I select, $0 to $50 because that's all I'm willing to pay for something that I plan on transforming. It keeps it low enough I never feel guilty about bringing home new (to me) stuff. Or if I plan on selling it, its' how I'm able to keep my prices low.
Ok have I dragged this out enough?? Are you ready to see what I found?? This baby came from Nikki's part of town ( sorry Nikki- sort of) HA!
Ok so she doesn't look like much right now but ooh she has good bones!! Here take a closer look....
That's some really great detail right?
And check this out...
Ya, there are 3 drawers with these. Love, right?
All the drawers are lined with ( I think faux) vintage newspaper
either way it looks fab!!!
Best part?? She cost $10.00
I will have to figure out how to remove and repair this...
But that's a small price to pay, am I wrong?
Alright before I go, I know that I have been sloooow to show any transformations.
Because of that, I am going to try reeeally hard not to pick anything else up (ya right)
I'm going to focus on getting everything I've collected beautified and off to good homes.
The reason I bring this up is I'd like your input,