As much as I love Craigslist, I was getting a little frustrated. I wasn’t finding anything, or I was missing the deals I wanted. Frustration, be gone! See this empty space in front of my boring island?
I’ve been looking for barstools for…oh, 5 years or so. Call me cheap (go ahead, say it), but I thought they were all over-priced.
The table (yup, a table) and four barstools was………$50.00!!!! One of the chairs has the top part broken off, but it’s easily fixable. I only need two of them anyway.
We’re having a garage sale next weekend, so I think I’ll sell the two extra stools and the table. My question for all you garage sale gurus is what can I ask for them? My second question is what do I clean them with? I plan on painting them black and re-upholstering the cushions. Isn’t there something in particular I should wipe it down with to clean up the greasy fingerprints?
Lastly, I know what you’re thinking. Why didn’t I offer her less than what she had asked? I was fully prepared to go down there and offer less, but it was evident she needed the money. Her and her husband lived in a duplex that was full of baby gear, and they had a 5-month old. I think there are times when getting a good deal takes a back seat to helping someone out, don’t you think? Either way, I scored on Craigslist!