The Red Credenza

This is the story of The Red Credenza.

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A few weeks ago, I was in major nesting-mode (whenamInot), so I decided to browse Craigslist to get my mid-century modern fix.  And, I stumbled upon this red credenza in all it's gloriousness.  Do I have a place for it in my house?  No.  Am I a hoarder?  Maybe.  

I justify it by saying that to create a home with eclectic style, you have to collect pieces over time, and snag great things when you see them.  Other eclectic people, can I get an amen?!

So...I contacted the seller to see if the credenza was still available.  She said it was, but sigh it was about 200 smackers, and I let her know I wasn't able to actually take it--I just wanted to feel near it okay?!  So I said farewell to the credenza and put it out of my mind...

...Until, last week, when the seller emailed me out of the blue.  She said a ton of other people had flaked on picking it up, and she just wanted to see if I was still interested.  She wanted it to go to a good home, and would sell it to me for $20!!!  Aaahhhhh!  A sign from the home decor heavens!   I convened with the hubby and then said YES I'll take it!  Then it was a roller coaster of ups and downs...all my emails bounced back, because the Craigslist listing had expired.  I tracked it down on another site, and finally connected with the seller again--whew!  

And now she's mine, and I love her.  Sighhh. 

It is an old stereo cabinet, so it doesn't actually open on the front for storage, which is a bummer.  But, I'm thinking it could eventually be great as a buffet/bar top in a dining room (if I ever have one).  Hooray for Craigslist miracles!!

 

Posted on August 7, 2013 and filed under home, pretty, style.