Yay! I am SOOO excited to do LWIFF today!!
Its been a loooong time since the last one and I have accumulated a ton of crap.
My husband is not so excited about it but, whatev to him. Who needs to park in the garage anyway?
Lets start out with the Craigslist controversy chairs. If you missed my post Craigslist Etiquette is for Suckers you should go and read it, and read the comments. Tons of valid points from both sides.
What to know what I think?
This may shock some of you but yes, I do have morals.
Here are a few points I apparently need to address.
1. Etiquette is not for suckers, but it sure makes for an attention grabbing title. Truly would you have clicked over if the title said “Some Chairs I Like”?
2. IMHO the seller is the one that makes the call. Unless you have CASH IN HAND you never know what is going to come out of it. I have sold and bought many things on CL and you cant count your chicks before they hatch, just cause someone says they are going to come doesn’t mean that they really will, or that when they get there they are going to pay full price and not try and talk you down, especially when they have had a night to sleep on it. (there have been many a dresser that I never went to pick up).
3. The reason that I was feelin a little guilty is because I didn’t know if the 1st buyer was going to be able to match my offer. They were a little more than what I spend anyway and I automatically assume that everyone is in the same thrifting mode as I am. If I were in their shoes I don’t know if I COULD or would want to spend more than what they were listed for. Does that make sense?
4. How is offering a higher amount different than offering a lower one, which we all do? All that you are doing is telling the seller what you think their item is worth. It is up to them determine if your price is right.
5. This might be a stretch buuuuuut when I do a project thousands of people get ideas from it, that’s why you are here. So technically I guess you could say that I did it for you…(no stone throwing here please that was a J.O.K.E.)
That being said I am so glad that everyone shared their thoughts! This is what a community is, a bunch of awesome gals with their own opinions. I loved that no one was too rude or attacking (especially to each other) but still was able to share their POV. You guys rock my world!
Ok so back to the chairs.
$150.00 for all 4. The wood needs some work but I LOVE the green leather and it is in amazing condition. Which means…I cant wait to redesign my entire kitchen now!!! What do you think, were they worth it?
I found this awesome lady at an amazing store that I am going to share with you guys on monday.
I have decided that I am going to completely redo Ivie’s room. Say buh-bye to the tree mural and the original acid mirrors project) That’s where this chair’s awesomeness is going to live! 50 bones ps.
I bought this one at a consignment store for $20.00. Its getting a huge makeover and is going to be in my bedroom.
I have no clue where this one is going to go but it is SOOOO comfortable. I think in my sewing room/hoarders heaven. $15.00
I bought this wingback right before I left to Salt Lake Monday morning. $15.00 and I love how its sort of mini.
That is a lot of chairs huh?
Don’t judge me.
Ok now its your turn to show off your junk! Remember you can link up:
1. Crap you have found.
2. Junk you have made with Crap you have found.
3. Anything that you would consider Crap or Junk (in the most loving way of course!)
Click around and make some new friends! That is the best part about linky parties.