Then, three months ago, I found a quirky little corner shelf on Craigslist. It had a cute shape and would be perfect for our living room - nothing a little sandpaper and glossy paint couldn't fix. But I never acted on it. The deck/patio project was in full swing and I didn't really want another project sitting around, half-finished.
After the Big Outdoor Redo was done and I resumed my Craigslist trolling ways, I was surprised to find that the shelf was still available. Its owners were from Ottumwa, but they were planning a trip to Des Moines for a wedding, so we arranged a meeting.
The couple I bought it from couldn't have been any nicer, thereby disproving my incessant fears that serial killers dangle pretty antiques on Craigslist to lure in unsuspecting young ladies who only want to refinish a chair (what? Do you not think that? Really?).
With a little love and paint, we ended up with this:
Three cheers for waiting until the right time to buy something! I painted it Stone Gray (Valspar) and there's a surprise.
Do you see it?
What's been your best Craigslist score?