Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Craigslist (how I love thee!)

We had a great night tonight!  4 things led up to this.
1) I found this awesome antique vanity on craigslist late last night for $15!!!  I've been looking for something like this because our one full size bath is a little cramped to get ready in each morning.  I have a walk-in closet in this house, but its a strange old closet that looks like it used to be a weird room.  I plan to refinish this bad boy - not sure how, but I'm sure it will be an adventure with posts to come.  My hope is to put it in the closet.  The best part - the lady told me it had sold and then that person never showed today.  So she emailed me and said I could come pick it up if interested still... oh yes, I'm interested in your antique - real wood - perfect size vanity!  ; )

2) We had a great meeting with a potential daycare provider tonight.  They were so wonderful - people that you feel like you've known for a LONG time.  Fingers crossed that this works out - daycare around here is IMPOSSIBLE!!!  It's like no one works when they have infants.  I can't tell you how many people have told me they don't take infants until 6 months or 1 year... what in the world do people do for that first 6-12 months?  Anyway, we're hopeful!!!

3) When I got home there was a new fully blooming rose bush at the back of the house by the garage/fence.  I didn't even know we had roses out there and when I got home there were about 20 beautiful light pink roses : )  Love having this kind of perk in the back yard.  It helps make up for the spots where grass doesn't grow because of the big evergreens.

4) And finally... when I checked the mail tonight my free quart of Glidden paint was at the front door.  They were running this online promotion about 2-3 weeks ago.  Pick any color (from over 200), put in your address and they'll ship you a quart for free.  Ms. Dixon let me use her address too - so I will have scored 2 quarts for free!  I ordered "softest juniper" so we'll see what I can do with this light green color.  I also recently got a quart from Lowe's on their paint screw-ups shelf that was a light creamy tan.  I got that for $2.50!  If you don't know about these cheap paint options, check out the home depot or Lowe's and see if they have a "reject" bin where people asked for a color and then it didn't mix like they thought it would.  They usually have the quarts marked down to $2.50 or lower and the gallons down to $7 or lower.  I've been collecting little colors here or there preparing for my pending projects : )

1 comment:

Nicole -Recipes with Leftovers said...

That is a gorgeous vanity and what a great price. Good for you!