Adventures in Craigslisting

The wife and I want to redo our kitchen at some point in the future. (Some no doubt distant point in the future.) Since we’re in an old farmhouse, I really don’t want to have a bunch of built-in cabinets all over the kitchen. As I’ve thought about it, I thought I’d much rather some free standing hutches and hoosiers to round out the storage situation. They seem more period appropriate, they’re cooler looking, and they’re cheaper, if you play your cards right.

Enter Craigslist.

I’ve been scoping out the antiques page in Maine pretty carefully each day, using the app on the iPad (love it!) to keep current. I came across the picture at the right, figured it was only an hour and a half away, and negotiated the price down some. So yesterday a good friend was gracious enough to haul me in his minivan up to Greenville, where we proceeded to almost not be able to fit the hutch in for the drive back. A bit of Tetris-skills later, and we were good to go, however. I’m happy to report the hutch is now living in the room off my kitchen, being filled by Denisa and waiting the day when it becomes a fully integrated part of my kitchen. It booted out an old entertainment center that we were using to store food. So . . . a definite upgrade, and it didn’t break the bank.

Thank you, Craigslist!

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