Our home had its first snow (that we've been here for at least).
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them. I scour Craigslist for them all the time. When I find them for
free, I jump. I don't even necessarily have to have a project in mind
to collect them, but I know I'll use them for something, eventually.
Free bricks don't seem to show up as often on Craigslist in the South
Sound. Maybe that's just a bias I've developed over the past few
months. Nonetheless, I did recently find a large pile of bricks
(around 900 bricks) that I actually paid money for (about 10 cents a
brick). These 1920s era beauties will be great as a path, a patio, or
as the skirt for the porches we're going to build eventually. Bricks
-- collect them! You never know when you'll need them.
This is the first load. We we're almost done with unloading them. I
always sucker a friend or two into helping.
Here is a partial pile. By the time we got all the bricks moved, the pile was about 4 times this high. That'll be a good quantity of bricks to do some fun projects. Best of all, we're reusing material that would otherwise end up in a landfill.
Okay, I've been a little Craigslist crazy lately. I found these two fantastic pieces of furniture online. The mission style chair is going to require a lot of work (gluing, clamping, reupholstering, etc.), but the price was right.
This bench isn't the most comfortable piece of furniture, but I have always believed comfort is secondary when it comes to furniture. I'd rather be in pain and look stylish :-) That must be a sign of a true furniture addiction!