You just never know what you'll come across on Craigslist. It's totally one of those hit or miss things and it seems, with it's growing popularity, that most things end up being junk or overpriced. But every once in a while you get lucky.
When we went to pick up our bamboo hutch a few months ago, the people mentioned that they also had a bookshelf for sale. I wasn't really looking for a bookcase at the time, but I figured I'd take a look and if the price was right then I might consider it. Well, it turns out they were closing on the house the next day and the lady said if you want it it's yours.
I wasn't sure what to expect, but it ended up being a really well made bookshelf and for free I figured I'd find a place for it or give it to someone who needed it. We decided to put it in our bedroom just to see what it looked like in there and it ended up being a perfect fit.
I was originally planning on painting it, but the faux finish has kind of grown on me. From a distance it has a burl wood feel to it and up close you see more of the metallic mix it has going on.
Have you had any luck with Craigslist lately?