Monday, February 7, 2011

Progress on Angie's house

You guys remember the house my friend Angie bought with the blue doors?  There was the discussion on whether to keep the color or paint them.  The consensus was NOT to paint or we would have Erin from House Of Turquoise to recon with.

I have a little update about how the renovation is going.  First I have to tell you guys that she is a Craigslist EXPERT [a person who has a comprehensive and authoritative knowledge of or skill in a particular area ].
  You will not believe the deals she has found.  Let's start with the fridge.  Kitchenaide [same as mine] side by side WITH the decorator panel for $90.00


YES...that was NOT a typo...$90.00.  And here is the after
I was just speechless on the deal she got.  AND...here is another one.  A KitchenAid DW.  Just like mine that I paid $900.00 for......$350.00

 The stove  is a Jenn Air downdraft [which she had to have] gas range for $1300.00 [retails for $2000.00]
which she also found on.....CL
Yep...no dents or anything.  I was just standing there with flies running in and out of my mouth.....shocked.


Here are a few more before and afters...
Kitchen...cheap oak cabinets already there.....painted white.  Notice the area to the left.  That is where the fridge had to go as you saw in the other picture above.

After...painted white...back splash from Floor and Decor, faucet on CL.  Countertop is black granite.  Her husband wanted Uba Tuba.....it took me 20 minutes and 5 pictures of black and white kitchens to persuade him otherwise.  He said that the black had no personality...I asked him "are you going to date the granite?"......WHY do men get so stuck on things...and how can I talk him into something when his own wife can't?????

I know that people are sick of seeing white kitchens...but you know what...they just work.  Classic...goes with anything and it is a heck of a lot easier to repaint the walls than kitchen cabinets don't cha think?


Before picture...kitchen behind wall to the right and after opening up wall...

I told her to paint the whole house BM Dove White.  It is a small house and fairly choppy.....Just getting rid of the blue trim helped.
After cutting out the wall.....


I found these on Overstock or something and then I showed them to her.  SHE then found them on "If you think you have found the best deal....put Angie on it".....a site I can not seem to find :)
Master bath.....very small.  They pretty much had to gut the whole thing.  Angie found all of the faucets and tile through out the house on CL also.  This vanity came from Ikea.

I'll have more next time I go over there.  All of the furniture was bought on CL.  After she bought one DR table, she found one she liked better.  So she just recently sold it for a $120.00 profit!!!  

I swear if you need something for a DEAL...this is your girl.





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40 comments :

Rene said...

Maybe your friend could provide training for remedial craigslist users. It all looks great and I will never get tired of white kitchens.

-Rene

eclecticrevisited said...

Fabulous Post, Sherry....
going green, reusing,recycling and saving $$$$$ at the same time....it's what I'm doing with the house I'm buying...(even though I haven't found the house yet) I'm still scouting for great deals on craigs and thrifting...nice that you are showing people that they can do up a fabulous house and not have to spend their life's savings to do it..can't wait to see all the after pics...
maureen

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

You have such a way with words! Great finds - totally jealous - gotta hone my CL skills - maybe she could do a workshop for us?

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wow, $90, really?? Unbelievable. I have to start checking CL. I never look at it. Love how the kitchen is looking.

Design Blooms said...

Sherry-I love stories like that! I love shopping for deals-and you made it look SO good! Have a happy Monday!

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

Wow! She really found some great deals! What an awesome kitchen!!

Annette said...

very fun post, just shows good taste goes a LONG way. simple and dove white always the best choice!

A Perfect Gray said...

unbelieveable appliance finds!

can't wait for more of the story!

donna

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

Its no doubt craigslist is the place to be!

Mr. Goodwill Hunting

bluehydrangea said...

The house looks amazing and I LOVE that she got everything for such a deal!! She is my kind of girl.

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Fabulous!!! I'm so inspired by these appliance deals- I'm in the market for a new fridge and am definitely going to give CL a try. The renovation is looking gorgeous!!

quintessence said...

Wow - she is definitely the dealfinder. Love the hanging lights! I still haven't gotten the hand of Craig's list!

sarah, flourish design + style said...

That's AMAZING! Her skill, the amazing pieces, and the reno! x

Gretchen O. said...

It is coming along beautifully. Love how clean and crisp the Dove White on the walls is. And that fridge....wow! Some people just have a gift when it comes to a steal!

Andrea @ White Picket Fences said...

The progress looks great! I can't wait to see everything finished. And can I say wow! I guess some people are ust born bargain hunters.

Mimi said...

Blown away! Looks fabulous.

Cindy said...

I think Angie should start a new blog "How to get a great deal on CL". She already has a huge following here, including me!
House looks great, can only imagine how wonderful the finished product will look!

AntiqueChase said...

Very well done and a craigslist inspiration!

traci zeller designs said...

I have no words for her Craigslist skills. Speechless!!

Marianne (Style For Living) said...

AMAZING! I cannot believe all of the great things she found on CL!

Cindy said...

Wow, this is turning into one of those AMAZING transformations. I can't wait to see more pictures.. and right now I am going to Craigslist to look for something,... anything... after seeing all these finds!
Angie is cute as anything too...

Cindy

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Okay, CL in our area sucks! An ad for a stove will read: stove, white, works sometimes....
yeah, I have NO luck with CL. Or it will read,
sofa, excellent condition, like new....

So that was the time I drove almost three hours to said new sofa to find a broke down dilapidated sofa that I wouldn't have in a dog house!

I do NOT have the touch!

Gorgeous rooms!!

Lou Cinda

Angie said...

I am so grateful to Sherry! She's the one with all the talent who is bringing the whole house together!

Lissa @ After Adornment said...

I am sooo jealous of all those Craig's Angels who find the most amazing deals! I never get that lucky! And I agree with the white kitchen.....classic and timeless. Looks awesome and based on her amazing "deal-finding" abilities and your design amazingness this place is only going to get better! Can't wait to see more.

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

Wow!! It's looking amazing! I cannot wait for after photos!

My Interior Life said...

Sounds like I might be related to Angie - I love a bargain! Although, I will say her CL skills to be better than mine. Making mental note to check CL next time I redo a kitchen. Wow. And you're right, white kitchens just work and taking out part of that wall really opens it up!

Great job!
Kathy

A Delightful Design said...

What inspiration! Holy cow~! Especially since I hope to be hunting for quite a few things soon!

Thanks for sharing,
abby

nouveaustitch said...

My CL has garbage! Seriously. I get insanely jealous when I see how much stuff you have in the ATL area. What's up with that anyway? Do you think I can find a chair and ottoman to slipcover? Not a chance. So not fair!!! :-)

charm home said...

So is Angie available for hire??!!! Those CL deals are A-MA-ZING. I never find deals like that. Great job so far. The house looks amazing.

A Vintage Vine said...

The house look amazing so far! Tell Angie we are all bowing down to her right now...worshiping her great skills!

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LLH Designs said...

I love a deal, but am not sure I've ever found ones like that! Wow! I'm sure it took a lot of looking on her part, but she must feel so good!

Have a great week!
Linsey

Andrea said...

Enough about Craigslist! As much as I love your design, you crack me up!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Who cares if people are getting tired of white kitchens, what can top them? What unbelievable deals and love the backsplash...and Uba Tuba, so glad you talked the husband out of that, I had it in my last house and was not a big fan.

Looking fabulous! Janell

María said...

Hello Sherry, the change is impresive, congratulations! I could see your previous posts and are gorgeous. I add you to my list of faves. thank you for your visit. xxx

Julie said...

Awesome, awesome! I am loving this transformation. Your blog is always so fun :)

lisaroyhandbags said...

Good for her and her amazing bargain hunting skills! It's so reminiscent of our kitchen reno - sourcing out as much high end stuff as we could find at rock-bottom prices! We did the same backsplash, painted our cupboards and installed black granite on our counter and we love the look! It is classic and fresh - I can't imagine ever having dark cabinets again!

The Vintique Object said...

I will never, ever tire of seeing a white kitchen. Dark cherry? Yes. White? No.

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