Friday, October 25, 2013

What to Buy on Craigslist this week

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:

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!


1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for showcasing my chair from my dining room!