Sometimes buying and selling on craigslist can be a real pain in the you know what. For example, last week I sent inquiries on three different pieces and never heard back on any of them. The ads are still posted. What’s up with that? I’d like to point out that if you don’t contact your potential buyers, it’s hard to sell your item. Just in case that isn’t obvious for anyone else.
OK. I got that out of my system. And what I actually wanted to say was that this time it was the total opposite. It couldn’t have been easier. I contacted the seller, she got back to me right away, and as it turned out she was located less than a mile from my Wednesday night Zumba class. Not only that, but it actually was Wednesday. Plus the seller was fine with an 8:45 pm pick up time. So after Zumba, my sister and I popped over there to pick it up. The cherry on the sundae? The seller had it all ready to go in the garage. We basically had to carry it about 10′ from the garage to the back of the truck. Easy peasy.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get any ‘before’ shots this time. Oh well. I got plenty of ‘after’ shots!
This is a marble topped dresser.
Since the marble is white with grey veining, I decided I should keep the dresser in the same colors. I painted the body in MMS Trophy and the handles and trim in MMS Grain Sack.
I got lots of great chipping on this piece. It’s been a while since I’ve gotten some genuine chipping, so that was pretty exciting (what can I say, I live a pretty thrilling life).
I staged this with a gorgeous monogrammed linen tablecloth that I picked up at a garage sale last week. I just love a good monogram, even though I usually have no idea what letters they are supposed to be. I’m going with SWS on this one. Maybe?
The hydrangeas are starting to turn for fall, so I had to throw some of them in the photo as well. These are Limelight hydrangeas.
Before I let you go, a public service announcement for my local readers: if you didn’t happen to notice it in the comments last week, Jody at Farmhouse Inspired in Hudson is offering a 10% discount on the Junk Gypsy paint that I used on my painted pots last week. Check out the Junk Gypsy colors here. I think that I am “Modern Farmhouse” …
With a little “Coastal” thrown in.
Check out the different styles and let me know which one fits you!