Well, well, well.
What do we have here?
Remember that table I thought was long gone? Well it's mine now! Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha!! When the owner told me he was taking it off Craigslist all I could think is, it will be mine....oh yes.....it will be mine.
A day after hearing the bad news from the previous owner, I though what the hey, I'll send him another email asking if he's still willing to sell it if the price was right, and what he thought a fair price would be. Turns out he was still willing to sell it and had got a pretty low offer for the set from a local dealer. If you're a fan of Auction Hunters or Pawn Stars like I am (I know, super nerd) then you'll know that dealers want to buy items for less than half of what they're really worth so they can make a large profit. The clever owner told me he'd rather cut out the middle man and deal directly with the buyer. He also said he was going to turn right back around and put it on back Craigslist and eBay, but would hold off if I was interested. Oooooh rrrrreallly?
Sadly, it was not $300 anymore....but it was also nowhere near what the same set was going for at a local shop or online. So not a coup, but a good deal nonetheless.
And I love it!!
What a cute little chair.
I hadn't noticed the little diamonds before either.
Me and this table were just meant to be.
I was also able to finally put up an Ikea light fixture that I bought a few weeks ago. Not bad for $20.
It stunk though that the pendant light fixture kit Ikea gives you doesn't come with a cover or "canopy" to cover the hole in the ceiling. So after a trip to Home Depot I was able to install the new light.
Remember, in old houses, red wire = black wire.
And another after shot.
Yay! Moving on!
Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!! I haven't been posting because I have been maximum relaximum. Total laziness! Kudos to you bloggers that kept posting over the past week.
Did Santa bring you anything good? Our gifts to each other were both snowboarding themed (not planned - just happened that way!)
Ed's gift to me? A new Rome SDS Blue snowboard. WOW!!!!
My gift for Ed was a custom vintage subway poster of every resort he's been to. He was stoked.
(bad picture - still has the plastic on)
I ordered it from Native Vermont Studio on Etsy. I definitely recommend this shop, they were great to work with.
Hope to be posting some more projects soon - there is much work to be done in 2012!
Happy New Year everyone!!