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Hi Friends!

Since I like to keep it real here on this tiny slice of blogland, I will tell you I am doing so much better than I did this time last year.  I haven’t made it a secret, I don’t think, that I struggle with depression, and winter tends to kick my butt. This year, I am doing way better and I am attributing my well-being to three things. These aren’t a prescription for anyone else.  They are simply what has worked for me.

1. I started hitting the treadmill in November. Hard. 


Running is not for everyone. But for me, it is a release. I swear I can FEEL the endorphins release. I run. I sweat. I crank up my music. I feel better. I have found myself unable to feel depressed, and run at the same time. Just my experience. But I am swearing by the preventive maintenance that starting back up on a running routine has given me this winter.  And I’m down a few pounds. That’s always a pick-me-up!


2. Aveda Tea. 


It’s ridiculously expensive. My sweet mother-in-law gives me a box every Christmas and I LOVE IT. It’s hot. It doesn’t need any sugar or sweeteners. It just makes me feel good. So if I go through the whole box this month, so be it.


3. I learned to knit.  


Again, my mother-in-law gets partial credit for this. She’s made all of our Christmas stockings by crocheting and I asked her if she knew how to knit.  She said, “sort of – but you should take a class.”  



So I called up my local knitting shop (called Knitwits – adorable) and did just that. 



I took a few friends with me and we had a great time!





 Loads of beautiful, snuggly, yarn, in a gorgeous rainbow of colors.  How could you not want to make something?!


I loved the two ladies who own the shop. They were sweet as can be.





In just a couple of days I completed my first project, that my 5 year-old wanted to wear. 



Smile. 


So, I run. And drink my tea. And knit.

And there’s something in all of that, that is just… good.

January isn’t so bad after all. 
:-)

XO,

Anne

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Hi friends!

I was supposed to deliver some long overdue furniture this week. 

 (it’s not photographing very well but the hardware is purple)

 So, the cute desk with the purple hardware is still in my basement much to my – and my husband’s – chagrin because Mother Nature and my schedule are conspiring against me. (snow outside as I write this) Sigh.


I’ve run 27 miles on the treadmill at the gym in the last two weeks because running and painting furniture are my two quickest paths to sanity. 
Especially in January.  
(Napping is a close third)
So, here’s my picks to help keep you sane this week! :-)

1. I’ll start off with the biggest ticket item. It’s $350. But before you pass, take a look at what you get for the money. A LOT.






The rugs are not included (fine with me) but check out this lot. Tall dresser, short dresser with mirror, headboard, footboard, and two matching end tables.  This is like the holy grail of Craigslist furniture.
Amazing! If you need bedroom furniture for a girl, this is it buddy. RUN.

Think you’re not a fan of French Provinicial?  Think again.

Forget all the white sets (I’m not even putting a picture in here because you know what they look like anyway).  And take a step or four out of your comfort zone with fantastic options like these:













Must. Stop. But you get the idea.


2. I love this. I just can’t help myself. He’s baaaack! Remember our good friend, Mr. Chester Drawer
Every once in a while Mr. Drawer pops up here on Craigslist.  No, you can’t make this stuff up. :-)

But besides his name, this guy boasts some cool hardware.  

Think it looks too dated to be awesome? Like this guy?

Nope.

Our Chester doesn’t come with the hardware on the edges, but that’s no biggie because you can easily buy some and wa-la. 
(The seller is asking $75 for the dresser.)

And you can have an awesome campaign dresser for under $100.
I vote yes!

3. You know how I feel about benches. There’s almost no space that can’t benefit from a cute one. 

This fits the bill perfectly. For $30 you can’t beat it! Enough said.

4. Another thing you know I love – settees (and I think love seats are close enough so we’re just going to go with it.) The lines on this are great!


How about a wide stripe on it?
(I can’t find a source for this pic)



Just do it!

5. Last but not least, something I don’t see a lot of  – a pair of matching nightstands for a super reasonable price… $30.

They aren’t sexy, but man, if you buy them new, they’d cost you an arm and a leg. Using smaller pieces like these to get a dose of color into a room is very low commitment.

I love this yellow.

This green one.

And these in aqua.

Now go forth and get something fabulous! 
As always, if you buy from someone you don’t know, be smart. Take a friend. All that good stuff… 

How are you surviving January?

XO,
Anne
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Happy New Year!!

I hope you have been savoring winter break as we have – with lots of family, friends, food, church, naps, football, and presents. Not necessarily in that order. :-)

There are some cool finds this week…here we go! (If you are visiting for the first time, I live near Cincinnati, Ohio, so these items are all local to me.)

1. Vintage white cabinet listed for $250.


I know that’s more than I usually spend on Craigslist items, but I like this one for its size, its condition, and its flexibility. Here’s why.
First, its size – dimensions are 70 ” tall, 30 ” wide, 12″ deep. You can fit a lot of stuff in that.
Second, its condition looks good – not perfect – but not like it would need a complete overhaul before you could put it in your house.
And third its flexibility. I love this for a kitchen or bath, as the listing suggests, but I think you could also store extra linens, books, or household supplies in it.
Here are a few pics to get your juices flowing.

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I’m not sure, but this may be an old medical cabinet, and my Uncle Dan & Aunt Pat (who are walking encyclopedias of furniture knowledge and have a booth here in Lexington, KY) just told me that medical items are hot right now. 
(READ: I think this could easily sell for more than it’s listed.) 
I can’t tell whether it’s metal or wood, but if I had room for it, I’d buy it.

2. “Old school” desk chairs or office chairs. I love ’em. Metal, wood, doesn’t matter… they are just SO superior to those newfangled things they make now. (wink) So, that said, go scoop these up. 

Cosco Propeller Chair $35


Vintage wood chair



Think about how cool they’d look in a boy’s room!



3. How cute is this old toy piano


It looks beautiful and would make an adorable addition to a nursery or playroom. 

The two like it on Etsy are more expensive than this one. They are asking $45. Go for it!

4. OK this item has been on Craigslist for a while now. In my mind’s eye there is a boy (what is it with boys rooms in this post?) who has an awesome vintage-y train room. 
Maybe like… this one.  
(Because HELLO it has a train track running around the top of the room. Please don’t tell my son. Thank you.)


And in this mythical train room, folded over the back of a cozy chair, you’d find this cool blanket.

It’s from a Pullman sleeping car!


I totally have a movie-like image of men dressed in suits and women in pearls taking a trip, eating and sleeping aboard a train in the heyday of rail travel. 


That’s the era these blankets belong to! 
It’s stuff like this that takes a room from catalog-designed to uniquely personal. They are conversation pieces, and they are a way to pass on some history to the next generation. 
So someone please buy this cool blanket and do up an awesome vintage train room.  Again, thank you.

5. Last, here’s a gal after my own heart. Cute side table, all painted and ready to go. Would make a great addition to a living room near you! $80



This winter weather and ridiculously cold temperatures have me dreaming of yard sale weather….

Just saying.

:-)
Anne







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It’s almost the end of the year.  Hard to believe.  And there seems to be a lot of people who have things they want to get rid of, because Craigslist has been smokin’ hot this week!

I’ll get right to it.

1. This settee.  $60


I know I’ve included settees before on the blog, and explained why, so I won’t do that again, but I included this piece for a different reason (besides the fact that I just plain like it – excellent lines and very pretty wood carvings on the back.)
If you look carefully at the post, you might notice that the seller spelled settee wrong.  I’m not trying to harp on anyone’s grammar or spelling, because that’s not why I’m here, but I point it out to you to because it may hurt the seller’s chances of finding a buyer. If someone is indeed searching for a settee, they very well may not find this listing. That may mean you have an advantage as a buyer.  And likewise, if you’re selling, use spell check! (This goes for eBay, too.)

2. This vanity… is awesome. It is so so so pretty. And $50!!



You’d need to reconstruct the seat, but it would be equally as lovely in a grown woman’s room as it would in a little girl’s.  I love how petite looking it is and just classic with beautiful hardware and those vintage casters.
And here’s a little secret –  I did actually buy it on Craigslist this week this for someone special! (I’ll share more later on that)

My Dad and I are going to refinish it for my sister for her birthday in March! I’m already looking at finish options.
White with a dark stained top?


Or red? I’m getting ready to buy a quart of Annie Sloan Emperor’s Silk which would be gorgeous…and my sister is the “red” girl so she would love this.


Lots of fun. My parents and I sort of raced over to the seller’s house because he said he had someone else coming to look at it. No way was I letting this one get away. Can’t wait to get started on it.

3. This is something I haven’t seen before. It looks like an old table that would have been in a hospital, perhaps?



I’m assuming it also lays flat. That opens up possibilities for this piece. What about making it the bedside table in your guest room?  This woman found one and put it to work as an end table in the living room.


So cool! Or you could give your child who is studying an instrument a place to put his or her sheet music. It’s just a great conversation piece. They’re asking $100.

4. Here’s a piece that has an issue.


It’s an awesome old dresser but it’s missing a drawer. What to do?
For $75 here’s what you do. Buy it. And then you get creative.
Like this piece from Sweet Pickins


Or this piece

Or this piece from Shabby Story.


5. When I saw this piece, pinned to someone’s board, I fell in love.


Of course, it’s Pottery Barn Teen and a gazillion dollars. *eye roll*  Nonetheless, this is sort of a dream project for me. I would love to put this in my daughter’s room, which is the smallest bedroom in our house, where floor space is at a premium.
So when I saw these on Craigslist, you can imagine…the wheels started turning.



For $100 you could do so much with these!! They would work equally as well for either a boy or a girl.
And they are solid wood. Amazing. You just don’t run across stuff like this every day. I just don’t know if I can take on a project of this size right now……hmm….

That’s it for 2013!
Thank you for sharing part of your lives with me here, even if it is just a little bit.
I feel blessed and lucky to do what I love.

May health and happiness be yours in the New Year.

XO,
Anne
PS – As always, if you buy from Craigslist be careful and take a friend with you. I can’t vouch for these sellers or their items.  If you end up buying any of these, please let me know!

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Hi friends and Merry Christmas!

What an awesome time of year. I’ve taken several weeks off from doing this post, but I missed it, so here we go!

1. Beautiful King size caned bed

You cannot go wrong with a classic like this. Ballard Designs has a gorgeous option that will run you $1000.
So the seller’s asking price of about $200 seems like a good deal to me!

2. The gift of a dollhouse is timeless and what little girl wouldn’t love a house like this one?

It does say it needs some work, but isn’t that what January is for? A good project to pass the time… For $80, I just love this.

3. I’ve shown you chairs like these before, but as I have also mentioned in the past, finding things in pairs can be especially difficult if you are buying secondhand.  And things in pairs can be especially helpful when it comes to decorating and staging your living spaces.  Symmetry is your friend.
So GRAB these for $35 and run.

And you are already imagining them with new upholstery, aren’t you?
This Etsy seller did a fantastic job.

Never gets old, does it? :-)

4. I love a simple wooden bench like this, called a deacon’s bench, I believe.

It is beautiful in its spare design… so unfussy.  Great in a foyer or bedroom or hallway if you have room.

What about using this at your kitchen table for a change? Just a thought.
For the life of me I cannot find a good photo of a room where someone has done this, but I think it would be really great looking.

5. What fun is this table?


We put our crack team of investigators here on the case to find out what this is, and in case you didn’t already guess, it is a sewing machine table.  According to this woman, who also found one

it dates back to the 1890’s.  Very cool. And so striking with the cast iron bottom.
No sewing machine included in the one for sale now, and as you can see the pedal at the bottom is missing, as is the original cabinet on top, but the stand alone I think is worth the $65 the seller is asking.
I found old ads for these machines… here

How cool is that? 
Even if you are not a sewing type person, this would make a fabulous addition to your home.  Instant history.
And I cannot read one word of this, but I don’t need to.  This is gorgeous in any language.


So there you have it. 
As always, if you choose to buy from these sellers or anyone on Craigslist, please be smart, be safe, take a friend with you, and as the song says, “don’t outsmart your common sense.”
To anyone whose eyes are on this page, I just want to say thank you for taking a few minutes to spend with me here. This is more fun for me than you’ll ever know!
And Merry Christmas.
May all the blessings of the season be yours.
XO,
Anne
 



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Hi friends,

I don’t know about you but life is moving at break-neck speed around here. Life is full. And it is good. I played some driveway basketball today with my kids and their friends, and we had such a good time. It was one of the last warm days for what will probably be a while. And if I’m being honest, I’m not a huge outdoors/sports person. But…the kids each had a friend over and we all ended up around the basketball hoop. I can’t quite put my finger on what exactly was so special about it – it was just one of those moments where time seems to pause and I stood back, and heard all four kids whooping it up, laughing, and playing nicely together, two boys and two girls, third grade and kindergarten, and it struck me that they are growing up so fast but that moment was ours. I was grateful for good, kind friends for my kids, for a nice day outside, that they were safe and happy right there with me.

Maybe the magic was that I was content. That’s an elusive little thing, isn’t it?

So I hope you find a moment like that somewhere in your week. (It’s hard, because I don’t yet know how to conjure them up. I try to be good at recognizing them before they pass, though, so maybe that’s a start.)

(This pic is from earlier this week when my bestie and her little boy came to visit. Salve for my soul. Love you, J.)
And that’s a lot of rambling in what is supposed to be a furniture post.
Thanks for indulging me.

Here’s what caught my eye this week – hope you find it useful or helpful in some way!

1. Outdoor furniture. If you have the room to store it, now can be a great time to get some pieces for next spring. I know, everyone has Thanksgiving and Christmas on the brain. But that means you can score some deals. This wicker set is lovely and only $40.

Leave it white, or give it some punch.  Either way, your porch will thank you next summer!

2. I just love this charming little desk and hutch for $30. I was actually looking for someone who had mentioned their daughter needed a desk. I hope they got this one!

The desktop lifts up, and I bet a little girl would love to keep some treasures in there.
I adore the paint job on this similar piece done by Fab Rehab Creations.

3. Midcentury Modern, Danish Radio/Record Player cabinet.

This looks like the outside is in fantastic shape. I’m torn over whether I’d paint it or not. The radio inside still works, but the record player does not.

If someone was handy enough to fix the record player, I would totally leave the inside alone and just bring this into a room as a conversation piece, element of surprise, and a great way to introduce some clean lines into a space.  Love it! And…wait for it… it’s $25.

4. Excuse me, I have to go take a call at my telephone bench.  I love these.

Totally makes me yearn for the days when telephones had actual cords and you had to go to the phone to answer it and have a conversation. Not convinced? OK, you don’t have to yearn for yesteryear to see how adorable this could look in your foyer. Asking price is $35.

5. I know I already wrote last week about the dining room furniture bonanza on CL right now, but I thought this set was worth mentioning
I just love its classic lines and elegant oval shaped table. 
Gorgeous! And there’s a matching china cabinet. They’re asking $300 for the set. That’s a lot of furniture for $300.
There you have it.
Now go forth, and get some great stuff! 
As always, I do not know these sellers, and I have not seen these pieces in person. If you buy from Craigslist, use common sense, take someone with you when you pick items up, and just generally be smart and safe. 
Have a great week!
Anne
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Hi friends!

I have been a busy bee, painting a huge three piece entertainment center with bookshelves, gathering supplies to make a custom hall bench cushion, and I’m about to put nailhead trim on a cool chest of drawers for a client.  Fun times!

Let’s get to the good stuff out there just waiting for a new lease on life.


1. It is the season of family gatherings coming up…kitchens smelling like turkey and trimmings…Black Friday…and you may not have known this, but it is also the season of lets-get-a-new-dining-room-set-quick-before-everyone-comes-over!

Behold exhibit A.

Exhibit B.


Exhibit C.


And I could go on. Be forewarned…there are approximately 2.6 million dining room sets listed right now so if you decide to look through them in search of the perfect one, pack a sandwich.
And the three I listed here are UNDER $100 for the set – chairs included. It’s almost laughable. Why anyone would buy a brand new dining table and chairs (unless you really can’t find a size or style you like) is just beyond me.

2. This gorgeous cane chair. listed for $75  Drool…


I kind of don’t even mind the upholstery, although you’d have to check it out in person. A coat of paint on all that gorgeous wood and cane and BAM you have this:


And there’s a surprise on the back.

This woman did a similar surprise shot of color on the back, too.

LOVE it.

3. This settee is so charming and classic. I love a settee. For some reason it sounds so much more exotic than a loveseat.


They’re only asking $40! And there’s even better news if you go and read the listing because the seller has TWO matching pieces.

A pair of settees facing each other makes for a fantastic living room if you ask me (granted these are much fancier than the one for sale, but you get the idea.)


I love that they have a smaller footprint than a couch.  Lots of options.

4. Someone PLEASE buy this vanity and ask me to paint it. Because wow, is it ever a stunner.

Can you imagine this in a little girl’s room? To die for!! You can’t walk into Pottery Barn Kids and find this, my friends. In my humble opinion, things like this take a room from good to truly unique and memorable. PS – Look at that headboard in the mirror….  :-)


5. This Queen sleigh bed for $60.


I love it in a gray as seen here


or in bright pink for a girls room.


That’s it for the week.
Let me know if you score any great finds. And as always, if you shop Craigslist be careful and smart!!

XO,
Anne







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Hi friends!

It has been such a busy week here – husband traveling, kids off school for Columbus Day and a teacher in-service day, and we have determined that we are hosting Thanksgiving, complete with family members flying in from the West Coast. Woo hoo!

So I am getting myself in gear for some serious home improvement work to be done between now and Turkey Day.  Work has not slowed down for me, either (for which I am so grateful)!

This week I worked on a good friend’s nursery.  She just welcomed twin boys and as they are still too small to come home, it was the perfect chance to make good on my offer to paint their initials on the wall over their cribs.  Here’s a peek:

Such a cute room.  Can’t wait to show it to you!

Now onto this weeks finds.
I have hosting company on the brain.  I think that probably will explain some of my choices.

1. A Murphy Bed.  You know, the kind of bed that folds up against the wall when you’re not using it?
These things are so cool.  AND save a ton of space.  And I have a hunch that at $100 this one is a steal.
It is described as a restoration project (and the pic is dark), so you’d have to investigate a little and see what kind of shape it is in, structurally.  But I love it!

Look at how pretty this one is, shown on Houzz.

Traditional Bedroom by Quakertown Design-Build Firms Sullivan Building & Design Group

Bring on the guests!

2. This totally beautiful table – such an unusual shape! There is a tiny repair that needs to be done, but it is so unique. Worth $75 if you ask me. 


I’d love to see it with a scalloped bracket on top to mimic the shape, and a pretty initial in the center.


So pretty!

3. You could also give your dining room a little pick-me-up if you’re hosting this Thanksgiving.  I doesn’t have to cost tons.  Maybe switch out your two captain’s chairs for something different.
These are great and they are practically free.

Chairs like these are SO easy to recover. Turn it over. Grab a screwdriver or drill. Unscrew the seat.
Get 1/2 yard of fabric. Pull it around the edges tightly.  Staple.  This is not brain surgery, people! Chair seats like these are the perfect place to do a little bit bolder or brighter color or pattern.  There’s almost no commitment.  If you don’t like it next year, take it off and put something completely different on.
This project shared on Hometalk is a perfect example.
Here’s the before:

And AFTER:

Love it. LOVE.

4. Upgrade your sleeping quarters with this beautiful daybed.

I’m thinking about doing just that in my daughter’s room – we would like to add a trundle underneath for sleepovers. I have to be honest. I want to paint whatever daybed goes in my daughter’s room, but this one is killing me because it’s cherry. Ugh. Have to think on that one….. But rooms like this from Just A Girl are so pretty.  (bonus on this post – she painted that awesome tree on her daughter’s wall!)

That’s all for this week.
Stay warm!

XO,
Anne

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Hi friends!


It’s about that time…we are getting ready for Halloween right now, but before you know it, it will be the holidays and with them will bring all the yearly greetings my family looks forward to so much!

We love seeing all the smiling faces in our mailbox every day.
But I have always struggled with a way to put some of those beautiful cards on display.

This year, I have made something I love, and I’m going to share it with you :-)

It involves supplies from three of my favorite places to shop – the Habitat for Humanity ReStore (or whatever similar place exists near you), the dollar spot at the craft store, and the home improvement store!


The ReStore near me was selling these cabinet doors for $1.00


I should have bought them all!
If you decide you want to make this project, I’d just call ahead to the place you’re planning on going. Often times cabinet doors like these are in supply, but typically stock changes, so I’d call first. (That’s another reason to start now, in case it takes a few weeks to find the right door.)

Then I hit the dollar section at the Michaels. They had a variety of pretty wood holiday themed words, again, for a $1.00! 


At the home improvement store (or possibly the dollar store depending on what they carry near you) you’ll want to pick up clothespins,  twine, wood or craft glue, some screw-in eyes, and a hanger to attach to the back of the cabinet.  Other supplies/tools I used included a pair of pliers and my Ryobi drill, to create a pilot hole for the eyes we’ll screw into the front.

Think about your home and your holiday decor and you can make this look coordinate – paint it, distress it, Mod Podge some pretty paper on the inside panel.  The sky is the limit.
I sanded my edges a little bit, and left it alone.



I cleaned my door with some plain white vinegar – a good natural degreaser.


I grabbed some of our old Christmas cards, that are 5×7 – that seems to be the largest size we typically receive. The cabinet door I bought is roughly 17″ wide by 23″ long.  I laid out the cards the way I liked (don’t stress over this – it’s a holiday card display, not going in the Smithsonian. :-) and marked the spots where I wanted the eyes to go with a pencil.


The top two were about 5″ from the top of the cabinet.


Drill your pilot holes (they should be slightly smaller than the actual eye you’ll screw into them) and using the pliers, twist the eyes into place. You’ll want to leave room above the place where the eyes are placed, because the tops of the clothespins will stick out above that.


Mark the next spot where you want the lower row of cards to hang. Drill your pilot holes and screw in the eyes again.


Smile – this is SO easy!


Get your twine. Tie a double knot around the eye. Thread the twine through the other eye and pull it as tight as you can. Double knot. Trim.


Repeat with the next set of eyes.


I grabbed my wood holiday word from the craft store,


and used some wood glue to add it on the top.



Add some hanging hardware to the back and find a special spot in your home for this.


I can’t wait to start getting those holiday smiles in the mail because now I have a smile-worthy (and ridiculously inexpensive) place to show them off.


I’d love to see if you make a display door for your family.



Happy early holidays!!

Anne

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Hi friends!
It’s been a busy week here – I am in full-on house purging mode.  Man, it feels good to get rid of stuff, to actually know where my belongings are, to see my basement floor again.

I also have been switching up and adding to our wall decor all over the house.  Here’s a sneak peek of a super cheap DIY project for displaying my kids school work that is now residing in our kitchen.

These were old cabinet door samples that someone had tossed……More to come on that in a future post.
Now onto the Craigslist buys for the week!

1. I love this solid oak chest of drawers, but something is bugging me about it – I think it needs legs.

Like this one from the blog Chrissie’s Collections.

She did not have to add the legs, but don’t you think the proportion is so much better with them? For $60 plus the cost of legs, I say go for it.  This piece is so stately and lovely!

2. This vintage stereo cabinet ROCKS.

I’d strip out the inside, redo the outside and make it a fantastic buffet, media console, or otherwise gorgeous storage piece. Take a look at these pieces where folks did just that.

Etsy yellow cabinet

Wonderful white cabinet

The seller also has another stereo cabinet that would be worth picking up.

He’s only asking for Best Offer. Do it!!

3. A couple little antique side tables like this one

and this one

might stump some folks…after all, there are only one of each of them, so you don’t have a matching set.  But that really is OK.  In fact, I love it.  Mixing it up is what keeps your home from looking boring, dated, or too matchy-matchy.  Paint them a bold color like this project (that has a secret twist – posted on Hometalk.) 

Or this sunny yellow one from my friend Shanna at Restoration Redoux.

Or a vibrant red like this one seen on Apartment Therapy, originally listed on Etsy.

You can stick these great little useful pops of color anywhere! You’ll smile every time you look at them. Promise. They’re $25 each.

4. This amazing, walnut, vintage drop-leaf table. DROOL.

Love those pedestal legs! I don’t have anything else to say about why you should GRAB this table for $50… all you have to do is look at this picture, also shared on Hometalk.

That is just stunning.

5. I know I featured another rocking chair recently. But I think this one is unique enough that it warrants being on the list.

Love this.   It’s listed for $65. The picture is kind of fuzzy, but you can still see those arms! They make this chair for me.
Recover it, freshen it up with a nice, soft coat of paint like this one, and get ready to have a new favorite chair.

And rockers don’t have to be confined to baby’s rooms.  What about your guest room? Reading nook? This, to me, says “slow down. read a book. close your eyes for a few minutes.” Aaaah.

**As always, if you do decide to shop these or any other pieces on Craigslist, be smart. Be safe.  Always take someone with you to pick up an item and if it is small, you can also ask to meet in a public place like a grocery store parking lot, or, you can ask the seller to bring it to the front porch, etc.  I don’t know these sellers, and I cannot vouch for their items.  These are just the things that caught my eye!

If you would like me to purchase and restore or redo any of these pieces for your home, let me know! I am happy to do it.
You can email me at
writetoanne13@gmail.com

That’s it for this week!
Have a great weekend!

Anne

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