I’ve been stalking craigslist lately. We almost bought a piano for $100. But, we couldn’t figure out how to move it because it was huge. And then we went to look at a more reasonably-sized piano for $400, but the guy stood us up. I wasn’t about to pay that much anyway though, so it’s just as well. I really don’t want to pay over $200, since I know I don’t have to if I’m patient enough.
But, I did get this chair for $40. I love it! The fabric is faded and there is some staining though. I tried to clean it up best I could yesterday but I think I’ll ask the carpet cleaner guy how much he’ll charge to clean it.
I plan to put it in the foyer right when you walk into the house. I’ve decided that since it’s such a sunny area, I wanted a beautiful chair to sit in and read. I’ll take another picture once we get it into the house.
I also got this mirror for $20! I really don’t know where I’m going to put it and Shane can’t stop rolling his eyes at me for buying it. But, it was only $20!
I haven’t been able to stop thinking about the article “Superneutrals” in the May 2010 issue of Martha Stewart Living. In our Manassas townhouse, we put a lot of color on the walls. We had a yellow bathroom, green bathroom, blue bedroom, beigey-rose dining room, yellow kitchen, etc. I think I felt that the house needed color to make up for it’s lack of character. But, our new house has lots of character and I know that it does not need walls full of bright colors.
So, when I saw these photos in MS Living, I thought they were brilliant ideas for our house! I love that the walls are neutral and the color is added with the accents.
So, when I saw the $20 mirror on craigslist, I thought of this bathroom photo. I love the grey walls and the salmon mirror. So, eventually, I hope to paint the mirror. We already have way too many brown wood pieces.
And I certainly wouldn’t be scared of painting my mirror since it didn’t cost much. The mirror they used in the photo above cost $895!! Can you imagine spending that much on a mirror and then painting it??? I could never!