Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Craigslist Isn’t All Bad

No matter where you live, I am sure you have heard a horror story about Craigslist.  I am here to share a good experience.

I answered an ad for a piece of furniture and made arrangements to meet.  I left my house at 6:00pm. It’s pitch dark, snowing and there are no street lights as I approach the country, where my treasure awaits.

The nice young couple brings me in their house to show me things they will be listing soon.  We chat, walk around.  I know it sounds like the start of a horror flick.

Then I mention that I spied a barn.  I know it’s dark, freezing and I am a total stranger, but I want in that barn!  Armed with a flashlight we go looking.

Oh my word!  There were so many beauties, I couldn’t believe it!  I made a date to come back in daylight.

Now, I was gone for 2 hours.  A trip that should have taken an hour tops.  Did my family freak?  Did they call me?  The Police?  Nope.  Not even fazed.

Anyhoo, let me show you around.

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This is what started my journey.  The mirror is wrapped in towels on the right.  It needs some TLC but has fabulous detail.

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Can you see the silo through the barn?  Pretty cool.

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Look at what used to be the smoke house.  It would make a great work house for me!

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This place was 15+ acres and was just fabulous.  It could be so cool.

But, we did not buy the barn, silo or the house.  Instead I grabbed:

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I have a thing for old, beat up chairs.  A trip to my Amish man, will have her all fixed up.

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Couple of antique doors and a homemade ladder.

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Vintage skis.  Checkout the sticker that is in pristine condition.

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This is old wood.  Probably 80-100 years old.  Hubby bought 3 pieces and plans to make a table and a bench.  They have so much more, I wish I had the tools to make hardwood floors.  But, it’s not happening.  If anyone is interested, just contact me and I will put you in touch with these folks.

Some pretty cool things, right?  Yeah, well I am going back again this weekend.  I told you – lots of treasures!

It isn’t like I have to shop, wrap, plan a party, finish a zillion projects and take care of an ill child.  I have plenty of time to gather more projects!

In summary, there are good people out there, just trying to move stuff along through Craigslist.  I am so glad I met them and loved their home and their “junk”.  Craigslist isn’t all bad!

XO-

Shannon

2 comments:

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

The stuff you scored was totally worth the horror story risk...but I'm SO relieved this post had a happy ending!

April @ A kitchen table for two said...

Cool! Those look like water skis! Are they?

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