Remember the bookcases I found on Craigslist a few years ago and painted? Considering I paid a whopping $20 each for them, I’d say they’ve served us pretty well in our last house. . .
And, in our current living room:
And, most recently, in the nursery.
But, when I found this faux-bamboo-style-pagoda-curio-china-cabinet (I’m actually not sure what to call it) through a Craigslist ad, I knew it was what our living room had been missing.
It was unfinished when I got it and was, luckily, able to be transported in three pieces. I ended up brushing the inside and spray painting most of the exterior.
And, yes, I got it for a steal. To be honest, I could’ve left the bookshelves where they were, but I never felt like our living room was quite finished. Plus, I have a weakness for anything with a pagoda top and a really great price tag.
I used some knobs I already had from Pier 1.
I further validated myself after I got it home by searching the internet for similar pieces. (Do you do this, too?) The closest thing I found was this pair on 1st Dibs, which isn’t exactly like shopping at the bargain basement
I styled them very much like my bookcases, using most of the same accessories:
And, although there are still a few small things I’d like to do our living room, I feel like I can move onto the next project and let it be for a while. (Or, at least until I find another crazy deal on Craigslist.)