It's an image that has been slowly eating away at my brain for ... oh, the last three years. :)
I've known that the next tv console would likely be a temporary one, since we're hoping that whenever we do move, our living room will be a bit larger than our current one. But at the same time, I was ready upgrade from the current bench (with accompanying baskets full of video games and dvds). Imagine my glee when I discovered a mid-century design, media console on Craigslist. Sirens blaring! Choirs singing!
Ok, the image is super small here - but this posting literally made my heart leap! This console would be a perfect compliment to the modern feel of our sectional. I always think the best rooms tie together a few different styles and look collected over time.
As you might know, most of my readers are my family, who are in the furniture business. So as I write this, I'm imagining much shaking of heads at my excitement over a used, outdated piece. But I love it! And who would want to come in the way of furniture love?!?
So, I email the craigslist people. And then I wait. And wait. Four hours later, the posting is still listed, but there's no response. This is like waiting a year in Craigslist time. I know someone else has claimed my beloved console. So I email them and offer them a (slightly) higher price than the listing. An hour later, we have already talked to our new Craigslist BFF's and Jonathon and I are driving to east Austin, hoping that our prospective treasure will fit in my car.
Let me conclude by saying that this is one of those stories that has a happy ending. Hooray! (Side note: the console does need a bit of refurbishing, but that's another post for another day)