Wednesday, February 13, 2019

A Quick Peek ~ My First Craigslist Find!

Just a quick post today ~ sharing a first look at the beautiful tea/library table I found on Craigslist this past week...

A picture I posted on my Instagram feed, lol! {Couldn't wait!} ;)

A bit nervous to answer a Craigslist add but boldly I braved the rainy weather and nerves and came away with this lovely library/tea table for what I thought was a good price.

I had just read Courtney's post over at French Country Cottage about staying safe when contracting business with people you have never met through the internet, specifically Craigslist, so I felt pretty good about going to see this table.

This French Provincial table is a married piece with a  carved walnut base and stretcher {which I totally love!} and an oak top. Whomever remade the tabletop did a nice job distressing it and routering the edges to make it look as close as it would have to the original walnut top piece.  

This photograph taken last winter at our California storage units. You can see the French commode I picked up in San Juan Capistrano in 1991 with my deaf brother (we were visiting the mission there) is sandwiched between the cedar trunk my father refinished when he and my mother were first married (original finish still) and a 1990's era rolltop desk.

Maybe the original walnut top was falling apart or badly damaged ~ I know my French commode, which I use as my bedroom dresser, needs re-gluing every so often. I did the drawers a few years ago when we were still in California.

I am happy that the base to this tea table/library table was saved and a new top fashioned! This is too lovely a piece to throw out...

In any case, I am excited about this sweet table and it will be one of the first pieces of furniture in our new house!

Do come back tomorrow for a "Spot of Tea Alfresco" as I share more of this beautiful Craigslist tea table with you all for Valentine's Day... ;)'

*Share Your Style will be up later today, too, so please stop back by to see what's new and share your latest posts! Thanks! 

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  1. Barb, I love that table! What a great find! My husband tells me all the time to be careful and find out as much as I can about who I'm dealing just never can tell! Hugs!

  2. It's awfully pretty Barb. I think it will be wonderful in your new home. Your first housewarming present to yourself!

  3. Hi Barb the base is amazing. Will you paint it for your new home?


  4. It's so cute. I can't wait to see it all fixed up.

  5. Pretty table, Barb. I've never bought on Criag's List, but I see that many find amazing things at great prices.

  6. What a great Craigslist find! I love French provincial, too -- I'm sure it will look lovely wherever you put it. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

  7. Lovely table, Barb! It will look great in your new home! Thanks for sharing on Homestyle Gathering!

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  9. I always love a good Craigslist find! I bet you have a perfect spot for it in your new house.


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