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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

I love Craigslist!

I got this big hunka hunka bookcase for just $45. Originally from Ikea $150.00 see here.
I now have a place to store all my books- yay. I cannot take all the credit though, My sweet hubby actually found this for me . I already have it jam packed....

 Originally my plan was to have my father in law help me build a whole built in bookcase wall.
 I had 4x 12w x42h camed glass cabinet doors from an old display at work, and wanted to incorporate them into the "design".  BUT if you have ever priced out materials for a 8' built in, you know it is not cheap. Materials only = $400 plus a couple of days to build it. I know that in the grand scheme of things it's really not THAT much money. But I did not want to shell that out, and then still have a ton of work ahead of me, before I could enjoy it.  So here is my lazy girl alternative-
This was my first Craigslist purchase, and I have to say, I am very pleased.


  1. One can never have too many bookshelves...Great find.

  2. Hooray for cheap finds! And yes, $400 IS that expensive (at least from someone on my budget), so don't feel bad. I mean, when you have the extra money burning a hole in your pocket, you can build one.

    Little known fact how satisfying it can be to FINALLY have a place to put a large collection of books.

    I've been eyeing some shelving with glass doors from IKEA. Will be asking Santa for it.