I find my furniture anyplace I can – Goodwill, yard sales, friends….occasionally the side of the road …… and sometimes Craig’s List.
But Craig’s List is always a gamble for me. People can be a bit flakey inLos Angeles (have you heard?) and I always have to weigh the pros and cons of dealing with traffic and parking vs the potential of a new piece.
The other day I came across an unassuming post that showed two end tables for $15 each. I decided to give it a shot, drove out to Encino and walked into End Table Nirvana (hereinafter referred to as ETN)!
ETN was presided over by a charming woman who, for reasons I’m not clear on, had a huge room in her apartment building filled with random furniture. There were far more than the two tables she’d put in the ad and she seemed kind of stunned when I said I’d take all of them (“you must have a lot of sofas” she said suspiciously). But somehow, in the course of things, the price came down, she tossed in one for free and I ended up with these six beauties for……wait for it……..
I can’t wait to get to work!