I’ve mentioned before that back in May 2010 I scored this Queen Anne chair for free on Craigslist:
Fast forward to the beginning of January 2011.Â I was perusing the free section on Craigslist and spied another Queen Anne chair on offer.Â The photo looked *very* similar to the chair we picked up back in May.Â I talked to Rick about whether we should try and get a matching pair.Â Free things in decent shape tend to go very quickly on Craigslist.Â So we were pleasantly surprised that within 1 hour we were headed into town to pick up the chair.Â As we neared the destination, we both had a feeling of deja vu.Â Had we been here before?Â No, surely not.
As we headed up the drive, it became apparent that this was the exact house we picked the first chair up from.Â Â The guy even remembered us.Â He said he had a pair of these chairs that had been mauled by their pet cat (in the exact same places on both chairs – around the bottom of the seat and on the left wing). The first chair was in worse shape which is why he let that one go first.Â The second chair was in better condition … until their cat had its way with that one.
Either way, it came home with us.Â So now we have two of these beauties just waiting to be recovered.
How strange that out of all the thousands of people that check Craigslist and could have responded to the ad, that we were the ones to get both chairs offered 6 months apart. Do you have any funny stories about getting things from Craigslist?