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You Never Know What’s There Unless You Look.

Damn that Craig’s List!
Did I need anything? 
Do I ever?
Well, sometimes.  And you never know what’s there unless you look.
This was there.  It’s a goofy little project holder thing.
A little worse for wear but cute anyway.

It opens up. 
And is already overflowing with unfinished projects.
This one I thought was the real find.
The front opens like a garage door.
Cute right?  When I got it home I realized that I was wrong.
It’s all kinds of falling apart and loose.  
I should have looked closer before I threw it in the car but I already loved it.
I glued and clamped the part that was just straight out broken right away.
My hero.
But it’s loose here and there and everywhere.
Does anyone know if its actually worth anything?  I suspect it isn’t. 
Inspired by this book, I am picturing wiring or wrapping the loose and broken parts together with colorful wire or twine and keeping them wrapped.  
That’s pretty cool looking, I think.
That’s assuming that it isn’t actually a good piece.  I don’t know how to really tell.  I googled around a bit and  didn’t find anything exactly like it.  If it’s a good piece of furniture, I’d hate to do something to lower it’s value.  
In any case.  I paid $35 for both.  At first, in my head, I thought of it as $10 for the top piece and $25 for the table.  Once I got it home and got to know it better, it made me happier to think it was more of a $15 and $20 cut.  I can’t be happy if I think the top one cost me $20 because that’s what they were asking.  
Any leads on where to find a value for it?

3 thoughts on “You Never Know What’s There Unless You Look.

  1. I get not wanting to lower their value but I would totally spray paint them some funky colors!

    1. Hmm. I can see it. I could totally see some small furniture in my house that’s ORANGE! or maybe PURPLE! And, yes, small, bright furniture shouts.

  2. Great finds! I love Craigslist!!

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