My Craigslist Encounter

I did something I normally don’t do: met up with someone from Craigslist!

In the past, Craigslist has gotten a bad rap.

But it can be used for good too!

One of my favorite pastimes is to peruse the furniture and antiques section on Craigslist (don’t judge me!)

Oftentimes it’s hit or miss, but let me tell you- I just hit BIG!

I found the most awesome record player. But it’s so much more than that!

This classic console appears to be nothing more than a fireplace, right?

WRONG.

Check this out! It’s a mid-century German Koronette console with stereo, bar, and faux fireplace.

The stereo is in working condition and brings in 92.9 The Beat great! There’s also a lighted rotating bar, and the faux fireplace lights up and flickers to give the appearance of a real fire.

Is this not the coolest thing you’ve ever seen?!

When I first saw it, I knew I had to have it. It’s SO me.

It’s daunting buying things off Cragislist, but the seller- Rick, couldn’t have been nicer.

Rick’s uncle was a student at Evangel here in Springfield and this console sat in the student union- how cool!

When Rick’s uncle returned to the school as an instructor, the console was buried away in storage- sad.

His uncle bought it from the school for his own personal use, eventually handing it down to his nephew Rick.

Rick just moved and has a toddler, so the stereo had to go. He wanted to be sure it went to someone who would enjoy it as much as his family did, and that’s a promise I intend to keep!

This is it. This is officially the coolest thing I have ever or will ever buy!

Now to stock the bar….

-Lauren