Nothing pleases me more than a bargain. Well, maybe that’s an overstatement because I am really happy when my house is clean and in order, but honestly that is a freak of nature thanks to the loves of my life, all two and four legged. Since that rarely (if ever) happens, I have to get my thrills from bargains.
When I did my post on DIY Ideas for Kids’ Rooms, I talked about Craigslist as a source for armoires. (Now with flat screen TVs, many are trying to get rid of the armoires that they used to store their bulky TV.) In my research, I happened upon a find that I couldn’t pass on:
A huge antique armoire for $90. Perfect condition? No, but for the basement den, it was a great storage solution for all the children’s toys and crafts.
Now, I know many people that would turn up their noses at the suggestion of Craigslist, but I’m here to tell you that it can be a great resource, especially if you are close to a metropolitan area. If you aren’t, that can just mean waiting and searching much longer. Regardless of where you live, you won’t find everything that suits you, but it’s worth a try. Think furniture, mirrors, chandeliers, and, if you like to DIY, you can turn items into some spectacular pieces 🙂
I hope everyone is having a great day 🙂