Craigslist Archives - Victoria Elizabeth Barnes


Salvaged marble I have looked at for possible DIY kitchen countertops/altar/personal empire.

Most of the marble at the salvage yard that is large enough for kitchen counters or an island is reclaimed from bathroom walls… Public bathroom walls.

Is this repulsive? It is.
Could I somehow block that out of my mind and prepare food on it? Yes. I could.

This makes no sense to Paul, seeing as how I will not let people wear their shoes in our house.

A trip to the salvage yard – considering antique marble for our DIY kitchen remodel.

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.

I bet you thought I was kidding about DIY-mining my own marble countertops.

Paul was away for work early in spring. This doesn’t happen very often, but when it does I worry about two things:
1. previously-discussed proliferation of ax murderers outside the house.
2. that something really good will show up on Craigslist and my retrieval team will be unavailable.

Which is exactly what happened.

Planning our DIY kitchen remodel – these antique marble slabs will make gorgeous countertops!

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.

Antique garden urn restoration – how to make a latex mold to duplicate missing fancy pieces.

I got this antique, cast-iron garden urn on Craigslist. It was made in Philadelphia, probably around 1890, and is stamped – Adams and Storrie. (There is a little bit of history of their iron foundry at the end of my original post.)

At the time, I hadn’t been blogging very long so I did not think to take screenshots of the Craigslist ad, but the drawing (with measurements,) in the original post was all that was pictured. The guy wanted $200, which we paid. Paul tried to get him to come down in price, and I was like– please, we’re practically stealing this. Pay the man before the police show up.

It had some issues– rust, layers of paint, and one of the decorative floral swags on the base was missing… As far as I was concerned, it was perfect.

I got this huge, antique urn on Craigslist… We had it sandblasted and learned how to make a latex mold to replace the missing fancy pieces.

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.