I have a few times.
There usually isn't anything good in our area, so I've branched out a few times and bought things farther away.
My oldest daughter lives in a much larger town than I do.I've imposed on her a few times to pick things up that I've found on Craigslist.
This last time I imposed on my middle daughter, since she's spending the summer in the same town as my oldest daughter.
The first thing I ever got on Craigslist was this.
For some reason, I fell in love with the idea of a real chalkboard after I saw this photo in Country Living.
I knew I probably couldn't find one as big as that, and that my dining room wouldn't look like that when I found a chalkboard, but I did find a real one.
from an old one room school house in Coffee, Missouri. The woman who sold in on Craigslist said her dad went to that school.
(I had to wonder why she would even sell it. I guess I'm way too sentimental-I could never part with something like that. Which explains my garage.)
Here's the kicker. She only wanted $25 for it.
It's really heavy. I have a lot of fun with it.
Sometimes my kids draw on it, too. :)
Something else I found on Craigslist was this cute cabinet.
The guy who sold it thought it was from the 60's. I let him think that. I think it's older. It was an ugly brown and there were partitions inside for storing sheet music. This was before I even read blogs, so, no pictures.
We took out the partitions so that there are just two shelves, then I painted it white.I can fit a lot in this cabinet. My favorite part is this.
Aren't those swags pretty?
It cost about $50, if I remember right.
I recently imposed on my daughters again.
They picked this up for me, and delivered it.
That's all I'm going to show you for now.
The rest is under construction.
Have a great day!