I found a sofa table and 2 end tables on Craigslist on Thursday. The price was $50 for the sofa table and $50 for the 2 end tables. I e-mailed the person and got no response. I woke up Friday morning and the pieces were still there and better yet, they lowered the price! It was $25 for the sofa table and $30 for the end tables. I tried frantically to e-mail the seller ALL DAY! Finally, I gave up. I was getting dinner ready and while I was waiting for the grill to warm up, I finally got an e-mail from the seller! I called her, set up a time, which gave me about an hour and a half to get dinner done, eat, and get cleaned up.
Off I went! I stopped to get gas and then I got a little nervous. A woman e-mailed me, but I talked to a man on the phone. I had my pepper spray, but no one knew where I was going exactly. So I called my son, in Denver, and told him where I was going unless I came up missing! He laughed and called me a dork, but took the info anyway. When I got there, to my relief, they were a wonderful, friendly couple in their late 40's that ran a day care. I looked at her treasures and told her that I would take them. As her hubby and I were loading them, she hollered to me, "You can have this one for $10 too, if you're interested." It matched the rest of the tables and the varnish was peeling on top, but other than that, it was really nice. I took that one too! Four great solid wood Thomasville pieces for $70?!? That's a Craigslist BARGAIN!
Excuse my messy house. I swear, I haven't been home, except to eat and sleep, for a month or more!
I plan to use my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint on these and I can't wait!! I am not sure what color yet, but I am on vacation next week and ya know what I'll be doing?? Painting and soldering :) They are my joy! My happiness! Strange, but true!