Friday, June 24, 2011

Living Room Console: Aka, Why I Love Craigslist

Do you remember this pic of our "media center" in the living room?

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 So as I write this, I'm imagining much shaking of heads at my excitement over a used, outdated piece.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)


  1. This is an amazing console! Congratulations on the score!

  2. Thanks Carolyn! I love your taste - so I take your comment as a huge compliment!