What's Your Favorite Secondhand Find?

I don't know about you, but when it comes to eBay auctions, I get a bit panicky as the auction counts down to the final seconds. Palms are sweaty, adrenalin is rushing...and after the auction is over, whether I've won or not, I always feel the need for either a drink or a nap. This past Sunday, after winning an eBay bidding war over these end tables and watching the Dexter finale (what the WHAT, John Lithgow!), I felt exhausted.

I've bought a few big items on eBay before, but I think these may have to qualify as my favorite secondhand finds so far. I've been waiting for years to find just the right tables, so I just used "placeholder" tables in the meantime (a set of nesting tables from West Elm inherited from a friend moving and a drum table from Cost Plus that was on clearance for $50).

Here's the Before and After result--sorry for the crappy photos, I took these a few days ago when LA was dark and stormy:

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What's your favorite secondhand find? Share it with us in the comments!

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