Thursday, May 22, 2014

Oh Dear

I am working on a room in my house and have been scouring CraigsList for good deals and steals. Well, let's suffice it to say that I found one. I found this table for $40 on CraigsList.  Drove out to Carolina Beach park, met a nice lady who was getting rid of it because her boys were "bound to break the glass" and it was her grandfather's, but it was "time to part with it." Anyhooo - the grandfather comment should have been my first clue. 
Jump ahead a week and two cans of spray paint later and this coffee table is enjoying a spot in my office.

Yes, I'll admit it looks pretty fab. What is the problem, you ask? Well... I decided to check first dibs because I had a hunch this could be a Baker piece. 
Oh dear....
Check out the listing here.
It is for sale for $3300. Yes, only $3260 more than I paid for mine. Did I mention I spray painted it? It did not have the "tortoise" finish the Baker table claims to have in the listing and I did do a little research before I painted it, just to be sure. I just didn't check 1st Dibs,  until it was too late. 

So, I can look at it two ways:
1. I saved a TON of money.
2. I spray painted a very important piece of furniture. 

Needless to say, my table is beautiful and something is only worth what someone else is willing to pay for it. 
Take that 1st Dibs seller...
bye bye birdie...


Fly Away Home said...

I say.. Good For You! You have something that is lovely, well made, and has a warm history!

It looks great! I bet you would not have liked it as much in the original state EVEN if you'd realized it was a Baker.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

I want to meet the person who is paying $4000 clams for it....I like I like. Great lines.

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