Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Picking Fever Returns! Old Grey is Back Out in the Cold!

I'm not sure what came over me, but last night I was cruising the Craigs List furniture postings and up popped a couple goodies. A Waterfall bedroom set including knee-hole mirrored vanity, chest of drawers and full bed head and footboard. The price was unbelievable for the condition. I booked them -- see.....

Sorry no pic of the vanity as I had stashed it and the mirror in a tight spot in the garage before I thought to take pictures. I'm thinking that since no one wants full beds anymore that I will have some clever craftsman make that footboard into an extension on either side of the headboard for a queen or king headboard. What do you think? Much more useful.

But the fever had hit me, and the guy also had a mirrored dresser for me! Unreal and I so love this...Who on earth could walk away from it?

Got a problem with a couple mismatched handles there, but I have a fix for that already. So I drive 30 miles to see if I can get all this in the truck and then also find a sweet little washstand type cupboard hiding by the work bench in the garage. Had to have that too.

Well, Larry was a champ and we managed to wedge all of this safely into the back of Old Grey! And the poor thing has no warm garage to sleep in tonight -- the inn is full of furniture! Hmmmm. I am fortunate that I have a kind and patience partner who thinks my battiness on this junking thing kind of entertaining, if not sometimes strenous! At least I unloaded the whole truck before he gets home. Now where do I hide all these paint cans and brushes!?! All this entertainment for me and for under $100!


  1. Wow, you got a fantastic deal! I have been looking at Craiglist here in KC for some good furniture to paint and its all so high priced! Can't wait to see what you do with them,

  2. Love your idea about converting the bed frame into a queen or king!! Cannot wait to see what you do with all of these pieces, especially the mirrored dresser! We will be in Des Moines for a retreat first weekend of February and then staying for a Super Bowl party Sunday night with our son in Urbandale. Somewhere in there I am going to track down the Brass Armadillio and get a better look at what you have been working on!

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