Hello everyone! I am so glad you dropped by…. I could really use a break. I finally tackled some projects that have been on my very long to-do list. Let me show you some of what I have been up to.
This is our dining room now.
This was what the chairs looked like before I recovered them. An electric staple gun was a must on this project.
There is a funny story about buying this set off Craigslist. I purchased the dining table, six chairs and a buffet for $300. I contacted the seller by email and he told me his real estate agent would meet me.
I drive up to this gorgeous home in Destin, Fl. I am talking about at least a two million dollar plus home. The real estate shows up and I pay him for the set and make arrangements to pick it up the next day.
I show up the next day with the two men I hired to deliver the furniture. The real estate agent tells me the owner is awaiting trial for tax evasion, money laundering, racketeering and several other charges. His business partner had already been sentenced to 30 years in prison and the seller expected a similar sentence. He was currently out on bond and was trying to liquidate everything before going to prison.
While we are loading the furniture the home owner calls his agent. He makes us unload the buffet in the driveway and has the agent pulling out all the drawers and looking inside while still on the phone with the him. The seller keeps telling him to look again, and again, and again. The agent is getting very annoyed by this time and starts yelling that there is nothing inside the buffet. They hang up and just a couple minutes later the owner calls again and tells the agent to pull out all the drawers and check the bottom of each one. The seller calls a third time and this time wants the movers to flip the buffet so the agent can see the bottom.
When I finally got the set home hubby and I tore the buffet apart looking for the missing item. I was praying we wouldn’t find an envelope with drugs or anything else illegal. I worried for a couple of weeks that the seller might track me down and send some goon to retrieve his missing item. You never know what you will encounter when buying off Craigslist!
If you are still with me after this really long post can you guess what my next project is? Here is a hint.