Today I’m sharing one of my favorite treasures! I found this gorgeous couch on Craigslist about a year and a half ago and got a great deal on it. This is the actual picture from the Craigslist post.
Today we’d like to welcome our guest contributor and friend, Mandie McMurdie! She creates amazing spaces and shares her beautiful transformations over at MidMod Inspirations.
She has shared with us a super fun desk makeover for her daughter’s bedroom. Just click here to see the before and after! You’ll also want to check out how she redid the adorable stool. This just might be the motivation I need to get to work on some projects I’ve been procrastinating…. Thanks, Mandie!
In true fashion, I never have all the before photos I should have. But I got this awesome table from Craigslist. I had been looking for a small round table that could expand with leaves. I found one that was pedestal style, but my husband worried that our crazy little family would knock over something that essentially only had one leg. So, this table won out with a 4-leg advantage and it’s super sturdy.
About 99% of the furniture in my house has come from Craigslist or garage sales. I can rarely justify buying something new when I can buy something used and for much less money and make it exactly how I want it. I’m not always sure what I’m going to do with a piece when I buy it, however. I usually let it sit for a little while until I finally decide what color/style I want something to be.
This particular piece I bought from Craigslist from a furniture staging company. It’s built on a wood frame so it’s very sturdy, but it seems to be made of some sort of molded plastic for all the decorative carvings, and the top of the coffee table was like some sort of fake leather with nicks in it. I knew I planned to paint it with home made chalk paint since it would adhere nicely to the weird plastic-like molding. But I didn’t know what I wanted to do with the top, since it had the nicks in the fake leather. It still wouldn’t look nice painted.