Sunday’s Freebie

Sunday’s Freebie
The most incredible thing about this transformation is not the actual transformation, although, it’s pretty fantastic, wouldn’t you say?  I would.  Love the toile fabric, it almost looks like sassy black lace behind the lattices!  Anyway, I’ll get to my point.  The most incredible thing about this transformation is …

… that Sunday from A Sunday Afternoon found this glorious little buffet for FREE on craigslist! 
FREE!  That makes my eyes burn with white hot fury.  WHY!?  Why is our
“free” section of Phoenix’s craigslist so impossibly LAME!?  This would never happen here. Ever.  Don’t believe me?  Well guess what pardner?  I have proof.  Here is a small sampling of what you can expect to find for free on any given day here in Phoenix:

Seething with jealousy yet?  I know I shouldn’t expect much from the ‘free’ section, but c’mon.  It should just be called the “I’m too cheap to hire someone to haul my crap away” section. Who do you really expect to come driving across town to pick up your old VHS? Or go to all that work to dig out your dying landscaping under the pretense of scoring a ‘free’ cactus?  Only the type of people you don’t want knowing your address. 
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  1. February 2, 2012 / 2:40 PM

    Least you have a craigslist lol. I certainly am seething with jealousy, we have nothing here.
    The Yucca may be saveable? lmao. But hey we all need cat carriers right? OK but surely manure comes in handy?
    OK guess you have a crappy craigslist lol

  2. February 2, 2012 / 2:52 PM

    I’m glad your Phoenix craigslist sucks just like the Albuquerque craigslist! Nothing is free here in Albuquerque. People try to SELL their dirt and mystery VHS tapes! It’s crazy!

    But the buffet is very cute and it was a great score!

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  4. February 2, 2012 / 3:14 PM

    Ah ha ha ha ah…. eyes burning with white hot fury…. ah ah ha ha ha ha……


  5. February 2, 2012 / 3:19 PM

    What a great freebie find! The Central Florida craigslist is pretty terrible too. Recent listings include FREE milk and bread, an organ, and used tired. Blech.

  6. February 2, 2012 / 3:33 PM

    hahaha! I’m going to have to work “cat transfer box” into my sarcasm today somehow. 😀

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  8. February 2, 2012 / 3:57 PM

    My favorite item from the free stuff list: (And I’m not kidding) “Dead leaves, great for gardens and compost. My yard is covered with them from several large trees. Come rake and take as much as you’d like.”

    Hah! Nice try at getting someone else to do your yard work, lazy pants!

  9. February 2, 2012 / 5:12 PM

    Love it. I enjoy doing furniture re-furbishing as well. I can’t believe she got this FREE. How lucky is that…really enjoy your blog and all of the transformations!

  10. February 2, 2012 / 5:37 PM

    For a minute there I thought you were listing Houston’s Craigslist…fill dirt, fill dirt, fill dirt!!!
    Not fair 🙂

  11. February 2, 2012 / 6:44 PM

    Thanks! Had my laugh for today :>)

  12. February 2, 2012 / 7:33 PM

    I LOVE the update. So sweet, and the black fabric or whatever is on each side is really cool.

  13. February 2, 2012 / 9:17 PM

    Yeah, I’m with Linda. At least you have a craigslist. Closest one to me is an hour away and very lame. Makes your free dirt look pretty good.

  14. February 2, 2012 / 9:31 PM

    LOL!!! You crack me UP.
    About the same here. A whole lot of nothing.

    Love the lace. It is genius.

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  16. February 2, 2012 / 9:40 PM

    Thank you for sharing my project – one of my favorites! Believe me, we have our share of manure, dirt, and dead leaves adds too! Once in a great while tho, I score…yay! You are hilarious!!

  17. Anonymous
    February 2, 2012 / 10:29 PM

    ditto on the phx craigslist freebies
    LOVE the, “free gravel,”
    (bring your shovel and do my backbreaking work for me)
    oh yeah, sort the mud and the gravel for me too!!
    me: “THANKS, could I also clean your house? bake you a cake? knit you a sweater??””
    just had to vent

  18. Maribeth
    February 2, 2012 / 11:21 PM

    And you know what’s better than both the transformation and the fact that it was free? It’s your sense of humor! There is very little I laugh out loud to but your writing cracks me up!

  19. February 2, 2012 / 11:33 PM

    I live in West Texas and here everyone thinks their piece of junk furniture is worth a fortune, LOL! I’ve been looking for about a year & a half and have found NOTHING that’s affordable.

    That said, I’ve sold a ton of things for bargain prices & done quite well. What are those people thinking? “Fleece the buyer of my crap”?

  20. February 2, 2012 / 11:45 PM

    BAHAHAHAHA!! “free vibrating couch” tops our free list….at least dirt won’t give you a venereal disease! But I guess that mystery VHS might! Ewwww!

  21. February 3, 2012 / 4:15 AM

    There was an ebonized Eastlake china cabinet on Craigs for FREE about a year and a half ago…they wanted it gone ASAP, and I couldn’t secure a truck fast enough. Another FREE listing was a perfect, even the sifter was intact, perfectly distressed, Hoosier cabinet, but it was ‘curbside no holds’ and again, I had no truck, and felt certain the neighbors would get that gem before I could even go there and claim it. We have TONS here in the DC area, along with the ‘dirt’ and ‘dig my yard’, too, so don’t be hatin’ too fast..!

  22. Anonymous
    February 3, 2012 / 6:46 AM

    Oh my goodness…..stomach….hurts……from…..laughing!!
    Next time I check the free list for my lovely city..(I usually don’t b/c if there ever IS anything good there….of cooooourse someone with waaaaay more luck than I’ll ever have, already got it, refinished and oh gee it looks so dang precious and just graces their entry…..BARF) hmmmmm no wannabe decorator on a budget envy issues here!! I love Better After…..awesome afters…..and lots of lol!

  23. February 3, 2012 / 2:35 PM

    Tucson Craigslist isn’t any better. And what really cracks me up/chaps my hide is that when there is furniture on there, there aren’t any pictures. Oh, but there are plenty of picture of FREE BROKEN CONCRETE SLABS!!! It’s aggravating!

  24. February 3, 2012 / 10:13 PM

    Oh my gosh, I’m dying! Some of these comments are killing me. A free VIBRATING COUCH!? Barfvomit! Dead leaves?! Are these people serious!?

  25. February 4, 2012 / 6:01 AM

    SO TRUE! Because I was laughing so hard I had to check it out for myself. Seriously dirt and flowered couches and broken appliances. Our craigslist does suck in AZ.

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