Pinterest Highlights and Craigslist Scariness

Because of the nature of what I do, I find myself wading through
the visual content of beautiful and inspiring photos
But there is always another side. If you've been following
along for awhile, y'all know that I'm ALL over Craigslist
and the amazing deals you can find from others
selling off their goods. But, ahhhh man....
Craigslist is like the visual OPPOSITE of the
gorgeousness thrown in you face via Pinterest.

Today I'm bringing you a few examples of
Pinterest home, furniture, and design inspiration
vs. finds on Craigslist I'd just rather....well...not find.

Let's sandwich this a little for some sanity, shall we? :-)


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2011 Coastal Living Ultimate Beach House Kitchen

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Hmmm...Craigslist Scariness!!!

I found these ads typing the word "beautiful"
into the Furniture by Owner search
(none of the following words are mine,
but rather ad titles and descriptions)

Beautiful White King Headboard with Two Pink Lights - PIMP! - $65

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"Beautiful white and pink headboard for king size bed.
Has pink lights built into the sides with 4 foot cord."

Leather Sofa -Navy Blue - Good Condition - $200

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"Beautiful Leather Sofa in Navy Blue. Good Condition. Stylish and Comfortable."

Futon Sleeper Sofa - $35

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"Excellent quality futon and wood Frame, heavy duty material, beautiful..."

Conference Table-Round, Beautiful - $25

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For sale is a round conference table. It is in excellent condition and a beautiful finish.

Ew, Ew, EW!
Maybe you have a different opinion, but I personally
do not think that "Beautiful" is the proper word to
describe the items being sold in this ad.

Needless to say...most weeks I need a major
visual break. I have literally put my
(amazingly wonderful) iPad down and said,
"That's it...I just can't take anymore."
A little ridiculous, but Oh Well! :-D

How about we finish up with some more  Pinterest

Hillgrove traditional porch

Ahhhh, that's better.   Doesn't that last picture make
you wish it were summer already??? At least here in
the Pacific Northwest! :-)

~Anneke ;-)

I'd love to have to follow along on
any or all of the following!

1 comment:

Kelly said...

Pinterest is definitely a greater source of inspiration than Craigs List, isn't it? Ha! I think you have to have a good imagination when you look at Craigs List sometimes. Thanks for stopping by and following my blog. I will be sure to do the same for you.