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Now on to business. Jordan spent a long week-end in California attending a wedding in Napa Valley. She lived in San Francisco for two years, and so she was excited to show Mr. Spring around her old stomping ground. While she has been out having fun, I spent some time searching Craigslist for two wrought iron chairs for our courtyard. You can see some of the early photos of it here. I only needed two and most people sell sets of four.
Lucky for me, though, I scored these two chairs. And get this, they were only $20.00. For both. I know. I felt really lucky and happy about that. All they needed was a fresh coat of black spray paint, and I already had it on hand.
They have some cute little details that dress them up some. The owner was as thrilled to be rid of them as I was to buy them.
needed wanted these chairs for two reasons. First, we needed a sitting area in the courtyard. Second, if you look closely at the photo, you will see a big white tube going up the side of the chimney. That is our radon elimination system. Here in Central Kentucky we have high levels of radon in our soil. Since we have a basement, we knew there would be a chance that the colorless and odorless gas could seep into our home. We hired professionals to run a test, and the levels were above the safety zone. So, we had this system installed, and now our radon is almost undetectable. I decided to make this area of our courtyard into a sitting area to disguise the tube.
I plan to add a screen behind the chairs as a backdrop to also hide the tube. It will just be another layer of interest in the area.
The chairs fit in nicely with our existing courtyard furniture and make the whole area look more inviting.
How about you? Have you scored any deals on Craigslist lately?