November 25, 2009

Stalking Success!

I have a confession to make.  I've been stalking again.  Yep, almost every day for several months I've stalked Craigslist.  I've been desperately seeking a vintage footed dresser for my living room.  And you know what?  I found one! 

Latest Craigslist Find
This beauty happened to be in Gurnee, a northern suburb of Chicago, at a little vintage shop.  Although in great shape, it wasn't the color and feel I was looking for, but a little stripping and painting is no problem, right?  I thought, well, I could do it after the holidays, but why not ask the kind folks at Recovered Treasures how much they would charge to paint my new love for me?   Their response - $50!  What a deal.  (I'd spend more on drop clothes and supplies at ACE Hardware!)

I rented a Zipcar on Saturday to pick him up and run some other errands, and now thanks to my AWESOME neighbors Holly and Michael, he's sitting where he's always belonged.... in my living room!  He's smaller than the piece I used to sit my TV on, yet has more storage.  All in all, he's perfect.  Don't you agree?  
  
Vintage Dresser Find

You see, stalking sometimes reaps great rewards.  

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