Saturday, April 16, 2011

This is part two of the furniture I scored from a lady on Craigslist.  You can see the other furniture in my previous post.  When we went and picked up the first load of furniture I saw that the woman had the exact same dining table and chairs as I did.  We both got them at the same furniture store.  We have had our set for 6 years and love them.  They are very sturdy and we've never had one break or become wobbly.  I've had several people ask if we purchased them from Pottery Barn.  Nope.  We got our table, six chairs, and three matching barstools for just under $1000.  And that was a very good sale.

I asked the women if she planned on selling the set.  She said yes and that she just hadn't posted them on CL yet.  I asked her how much she wanted for them and she said $200.  She also had a matching buffet.  She wanted $150 for that.  I thought about it for a whole day and finally called her back and said we wanted the table and chairs.  When we went to pick them up she told us we could have the table, chairs, and buffet for $250!!!!!

I sold the table and chairs for $500 and the buffet for $250.  I made a profit of $500!!!!!!

My friends kept asking why I didn't want the buffet because it matched my table.  It has a wine rack in the middle section and the middle drawer holds wine glasses.  We don't drink wine.  I thought about taking the wine racks out and adding a shelf and a couple baskets but I don't have anywhere to put it.  My house is full. 


  1. $800.00!! That is a great way to start for sure! Congrats Arlene!


  2. I stumbled upon your blog a few months ago and I'm in love. Love love love what you do. Infact you've inspired me so much that GoodWill is my new favorite store. It's a treasure hunt everytime! I was wondering if you could tell me how you sell your stuff? Is it just through your blog or a shop or what? I have found that I love to refurbish and repaint furniture and my husband said that maybe I could turn it into some extra cash. If you could give me a few tips I would really appreciate it! Thanks for your inspiration! Love seeing all your new finds! Please email me at Thanks again, McKelle