We’ve also been able to get some great deals on things we needed for the farm. Hubby bought his tractor, a trailer and a shed off of Craigslist. Through Craigslist he found the guy who installed all of our fencing.
Last week we even bought another barn off Craigslist!
Two years ago, a local building contractor built a 12 stall barn on his property. Unfortunately, he has now fallen on hard times and foreclosure of his 40 acres is imminent so he recently advertised the barn for sale on Craigslist, hoping he could recoup some of the money he spent building it, rather than lose it in the foreclosure. We saw the ad, called, went to see it and struck a deal with him to take it apart, transport it to our property and rebuild it for us.
In these photos, he has already started dismantling it so it takes a bit of imagination to visualize what it will look like once it’s done. There is a second story apartment, complete with French doors that open onto a deck. We will more than likely use the apartment as a lounge/rec room for the people who board their horses with us.
Here, the stalls are coming down.
This would be the view standing in the center aisle and looking up toward the back of the second floor apartment.
Of course my current house contains numerous pieces of furniture I have bought through Craigslist but within the last week I have also purchased a couple pieces for the new house as well.
After a couple months of searching everywhere for a French Country dining table and chairs, I finally found one on Craigslist that had a table the right size to fit perfectly in the breakfast room. I also bought the pretty green-stained hutch from another Craigslist ad!
I had originally seen the hutch advertised on Craigslist in early November and set up an appointment with the seller to see it. At the last minute…like 1 hour before I was to meet her…she called me and said her aunt was going to take it. I was so disappointed but told her if she changed her mind, I would like for her to contact me. A few days ago, I got an email from her wanting to know if I was still interested in it.
Love it! Love it! Love it!
Now I just need to find a black iron chandelier to hang over the table, some blue & white dishes/accessories for the hutch, artwork, and a rug!
I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 44 years. We have one beautiful and precious daughter, age 35.
After more than 37 years in the workforce, I was fortunate enough to be able to quit my job in 2007 and stay home. As a natural born homebody and "nester," this opportunity to be a full-time homemaker has brought me immeasurable contentment and happiness. I thoroughly enjoy spending each and every day in the cozy comfort of "My Cottage of Bliss."
About the "House in Hooterville": In October 2009, we bought a 30 acre horse farm in a small country town approximately 45 miles from the city where I have lived my whole life. Join me, a city girl through and through, as I try to simultaneously adapt to country life in "Hooterville" and redecorate the 1978 brick ranch-style house on the property into My (new) Cottage of Bliss.