I'm a huge fan of Craigslist.
I'm not necessarily an environmentalist, but why buy new when you can reuse? Especially if the used piece is great quality and a fraction of the price? Well, my latest craigslist purchase can not be found in stores. It was hand-made and is of the highest quality. It looks like something my Grandpa Seymour would make so I'm going to pretend he did :) It's the same wood grandpa uses, the same knobs, and it smells like something he would make.
Here is Macy modeling her new bench.
Isn't it awesome?! I wanted something different to be put in her room. Something that didn't look like I bought it at Target or Ikea. I think I really scored with this. There are no scratches, nicks, or any marks on it. Look at the detail on the bench.
I love it so much and can picture Macy curled up with a pillow reading her books here.