Monday, June 24, 2013


Thank you for your input on the dining room table.  Unfortunately, the seller of the Century table didn't get back to me.  (Annoying!)  

As I've said.  I'm taking my time.  Another option I'm considering is finding a cool base then having a wood top made...

Modern Dining Tables by Markham Furniture and Accessories Woodcraft Furniture

This one has been listed for as long as I can remember...

and this...

Imagine them with a nice medium tone wood top(or even burl!)

Happy Monday!

Friday, June 21, 2013


Sorry for the lack of posts lately.  It's just been crazy busy especially since the kids are off from school!

I do post frequently on Instagram though(follow me @mybestfriendcraig).  I celebrated my birthday last week and as a gift to myself I bought this burl coffee table from a local consigment store...

(It is not marked but I was told it came all the way from France. The storage underneath is a nice bonus!)

I love me some painted furniture but I am now striving to follow the "one piece of wood furniture per room" rule.   
(It instantly adds warmth to a space)

I've talked about replacing the chippendale bamboo chairs in our breakfast nook before.  My friend Erin(@egigliadesign) grabbed these Louis chairs for me...
(Love!  And no additional work to be done. Yes!
Natural wood in the kitchen, check!)

(oh, and if you are in the Milwaukee area and you are looking for Chippendale bamboo chairs,
email me or leave a message below)

I also scored this pagoda lamp...

brass elephant...

and faux bamboo mirror...
(there's more where this came from.  Next week I'll tell you what I've been really up to lately)

Have a great weekend!

*Do you Instagram?  Leave your username below so I can follow you!

Monday, June 17, 2013


If there's something I've learned from shopping CL, it's that the right piece will eventually show up.  You just have to be patient.

This is going to be my plan for finding the perfect dining table.
I only have two requirements...  solid natural wood table and it has to have leaves.
(and the right price, of course!)

Here are some contenders...

Solid oak dining table

solid wood dining table

1930's dining table

Century dining table

Drexel dining table

Thomasville Dining table

Modern dining table with built-in leaves

I seriously think any of these would work with my chairs...

Which one is your favorite?

Happy Monday!

Thursday, June 13, 2013


Since I decided to keep the navy chrome chairs, I am now on the hunt for a wood/wood top dining table.

What are the chances of finding one of these tables on CL?

dining tables

Or maybe a lucite base with a wooden top?

A girl can dream!

Monday, June 3, 2013


*This is a repost but I've added some of my recent finds.  It is amazing to me how much I've purchased from Craigslist! (And this is not even including all my thrift/estate sale/flea market finds).

Happy Monday!  How was your weekend?  I finished  reading I Brake for Yard Sales!
 I enjoyed all the before and  after photos and I liked seeing how Lara incorporated all her finds in her and other people's homes.

I thought it would be nice to put most of my craigslist finds into one post and show you how I incorporated my finds into our home...

{gold shelving}

{dining chair - before}

{dining chair - after}
{crystal chandelier}

{marble coffee table}

{bamboo chairs-before}

{bamboo chairs - after}
{tulip table}

{tripod lamp}

{dresser - before}

{dresser - after}

{lucite floor lamp}

{elephant table}

(Vintage lounge chair and crib}

{settee, someday it will be reupholstered}

{vintage brass ottomans}

{lucite and chrome chairs- before}

{lucite and chrome chairs- after}

{tufted chrome chairs}

{pair of bergere chairs - have yet to be reupholstered}


{brass sofa table and greek key mirror}

{faux bamboo nightstand}

{elephant bookends}

{brass pie crust coffee table}

{lucite sofa table}

{navy chrome chairs}

Yup, Craig is my best friend!
Any great finds lately?


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