Craigslist Score: ‘Nightstands’

My bedroom in the old apartment was so small that I couldn’t fit one nightstand – let alone two. But in the wide open spaces of the new place, the furniture gods were demanding them! And by furniture gods, I really mean it was driving me crazy to not have a place for my endless magazines and a lamp by which to read them. I put moving boxes in place of nightstands for a few week, but it was terrible. And so I set off to find nightstands – they didn’t have to match (That’s the cool thing to do, right?), but they did have to have storage. The IKEA options were just okay, and I scoured Craigslist, but there were very few acceptable nightstands out there. Until I came across these…

I wanted something that I could possibly refinish in the future, but they had to be presentable (and functional!) now. I fell for a pair of old record cabinets – there’s even slots at the top of the cabinet part to keep the records in place – but they work magically as nightstands. Perfect height. Plenty of storage. Great shape. $100/pair? Sold.

I’ll reveal the entire bedroom on Thursday. Stay tuned…

Weekend Rewind: Traverse City

Ok, I’m the worst blogger ever. I’d promise to be better, but with the way work is going these days – not to mention my packed social agenda, of course – I can’t say that I’m going to be able to keep up with daily entries. But we’ll see how it goes…

SO, a lot has happened since my last entry, but I’ll just start with this past weekend. I went with my kickball friends up to Traverse City, Mich., for Liz’s 30th birthday. We rented this great house on Silver Lake and got a limo to take us around to the wineries on Saturday. I’d never been to a winery! Can’t say I’m a big fan of reds, but luckily Michigan is known for it’s whites. I ended up not buying any bottles of wine but rather hard cider. Very excited! Plus, I think we hit Michigan at it’s peak for fall foliage – the drive was just beautiful.

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