Monday, October 12, 2009

Random Question

Here's a good question -- has anyone ever inquired about the free stuff listed on Craigs List? I've had luck purchasing stuff (I got a used LV on Craigs List for a good price) as well as selling stuff (I sold my old washer and dryer), but I have never inquired about the free stuff.

Anyway, the reason I'm asking is that I found a posting for a Victorian Eastlake parlor set for free. It's in awful condition BUT I'm adept at fixing stuff up (I can refinish and do basic upholstery). I'm not really sure where I'd put it or how I'd get it home (today is one of those days I REALLY miss the Jeep), but it seems like it could be a great project, especially when the bf and I move into a bigger place.

The posting has pics of the set and it includes a settee and 4 parlor chairs, which would be awesome in a more formal dining room. I've got some leftover fabric from previous projects (black and white polka dot + black and white harlequin print) that I could use to replace the fabric, and I've got plenty of black satin paint. All I'd need to buy would be trim and maybe some additional fabric.

So here's my question -- does this seem like a poor decision?

UPDATE -- I inquired about picking up the set and it had already found a new home :-(
Hopefully there will be other similar finds!


Freck said...

I say go for it! You know I'm a huge DIY'er. Plus, IT'S FREE! If you end up not liking it, just trash it and it could be someone elses DIY adventure. Yes? Good luck, can't wait to hear the decision!

Leslie @ A Blonde Ambition said...

Go for it! It's free, so really, what have ya got to lose?

If it's beyond repair or stinks really bad, you can always toss it : )

And just think how cool it would be to blog about the refurbishing process, haha

CTB said...

Aww, I hate it was gone. I wanted to see how it looked after you worked your magic.

Breadwinner Wife said...

I didn't know people gave away stuff for free on CL! I'm always wary of buying things there but if it's free what can be the catch? Awesome!