My latest Craigslist find

Well guys, good ole craigslist has come through for me again. I’ve been on the hunt for a set of barstools for my kitchen island, and after sifting through pages upon pages of nasty, trashy, old-worldy-looking barstools I finally found these:

barstools Shut. Up. They are bold, beautiful 80s brass my friends. I couldn’t help myself. When I got to the seller’s house she informed me that she also had two sets of pristine condition backs and seats in the original upholstery, which she kindly threw in the deal for free.

seat-cushions I’m normally not crazy about vintage upholstery, but something about this tone-on-tone swoosh pattern reminds me so much of my childhood, I just love it. And they’re perfect – not a speck of a stain or a stitch out of place on these babies.

Not your taste? That’s okay. I’ll bask in the glow of these brass beauties any day. You might also notice the painting hanging out behind the barstools in the top photo. I’ll share more about it at a later date, but for now I’ll say that it was painted by a very dear friend of mine and I will treasure it always. You just can’t beat personal art for your home.

While we’re on the topic of hunting craigslist, I must admit that it’s also a source of great amusement for me. Ever seen a listing for “rod iron” barstools? Yep. Can’t beat some good rod iron to spruce up the house. So what’s your latest craigslist find? Got any nuggets of good spelling or grammatical errors to share?