Friday, July 5, 2013

Craigslist Score - Portholes!

Happy 4th of July Weekend!  This is my first post via the Blogger app - who knew!  So if it isn't quite right, that is the reason.  

I know I live in Chicago and not in New England but I love anchors and all things nautical.  I always have.  A very good friend of mine who was born and raised in NE deemed me an honorary New Englander so that's close enough, right?

I've been quite busy teaching tennis all summer so my numerous  "projects in progress" sit untouched.  :-(  

A while back, I was searching Craigslist for nautical decor (we do have a coast here in Chicago, it's just a lake and not an ocean).  But its still water.  :-)

I came across this listing for three working portholes and a bonus nautical clock!  They were new with tags from a Chicagoland furniture store.  The brand is Cape Craftsmen and they are AWESOME!  I met the woman in a grocery store parking lot for "the exchange".  I always feel like a covert spy when a Craigslist buy goes down.  LOL!

They retail for $139 EACH and I got them for a steal!  I have a special project in mind - I have three boring brown hollow core doors that I don't want to replace but need a total makeover!  I may be able to finish one this weekend.  SO excited!

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