Monday, November 30, 2009

My First Craigslist Experience

I've heard that as a blogger, it's a fun idea to show your inspirations and also talk about your crafting space. Well, I always afraid to show my crafting space because it was such a disorganized disaster.

Thankfully, all of that changed today.

My husband and I are needing to move two counties east of here for his new job. We've found a house are are playing the waiting game. In the meantime, I've been scouring through the classifieds and Craigslist trying to find a washer, dryer, and furniture to fill up the house that is at least three times bigger than the house we live in now. I recently found a 2 piece white dresser that I fell in love with it. It was a great price and not too far away, so I emailed. When I found out it was still available, I packed up my husband and mother in my not too big, not too small Oldsmobile Bravada and headed to pick it up.

After many "Move it this way.... no! move it that ways" and a few "Oh! can we just take that part off to fit it ins"... We loaded up the giant 2 piece dresser in the back of the Brav. The only bad thing was that we had to fold down the 2nd seats, so Colton had to squeeze himself in between the front seats and the dresser and sit on the floor!

Next we went grocery shopping at an Amish foods store, filled up the Brav some more, then went to another foods store, and filled up the Brav even more! Poor, poor husband.

When we got home, we immediately got to work setting it up and organizing the craft room! There were so many drawers and shelves, I found a place for everything! And I had a LOT of crafting supplies and materials tucked away in messy, unkept boxes. Now I know where EVERYTHING is and I love it!

Take a look... what do you think? Yeah, yeah, I know... it's missing a handle, and some of the drawers are a little askew. But hey.... look at the photos and then I'll tell you how much I paid for it!

Drumroll please...... this diamond in the rough was $30!!! I know!

Looking for great deals, too? I'm hosting TWO giveaways until Saturday, December 5. Find out how to enter below!


  1. i LOVE craigslist, after we moved we had to throw out a lot of our old furniture, so i stalked the site and got everything i wanted/ needed :-) nice people too! i even sold my 2 older computers to help pay the bills!

  2. I'm thinking about trying to sell my wedding dress. I'm not one of those girls that has a need to hold on to her dresses for any reason, so it would be nice to get the extra cash!

  3. What a great find! I need to organize my sewing room but need storage solutions too. Guess I'll check out Craigslist!