For the last few months, I have shopped numerous thrift stores, and looked on Craigslist almost daily to find a chair and dresser for the nursery. Having no luck has become so frustrating. Trying to create my perfect nursery on a small budget is no easy task, but one I thought I could accomplish. After all, decorating that room was something I've been looking forward to.
Well last Thursday I asked Callie if she wanted to hit up some thrift stores with me...there are a lot down Main St. but they are not ones I feel comfortable going to alone. So kindly, she agreed. The first one we went to, I fell in love. With this old thing...
It was absolutely perfect. The colors, the vintage feel to it. Not to mention, it was pretty comfy. Picturing that chair in the nursery brought the whole room together. I finally had the vision I had been waiting for! There was no price tag on it so we flagged down an employee who told us it was $39.99. Which mind you, is a great price for a chair you're in love with. The man however, advised me to wait until Saturday when the whole store would be 50% off. Whats better than a $40 chair you're in love with? A $20 one. He told me it had been there for a while, and said if I showed up before the store opened Saturday morning, I would most likely get it. I text husband a picture thinking he would probably veto it since it was covered in flowers, but to my delighted surprise he said "Nice babe!" I figured anyone who saw that chair within the next 30 something hours would probably wait till Saturday as well, so as long as we got there bright and early Saturday morning, it was ours. Excited as could be I went home determined to finish the bedding and get some other decor hung on the wall. Friday night, Bryce went and got his dad's truck so we could haul that baby home the next morning. I set my alarm, and tried to get a little shut eye, but was way too excited to get much sleep. We woke up and off we were. Who would've thought a crowd of people would wait outside for Goodwill to open? It was for sure a sight to see. After waiting 30 minutes, and making friends with a couple sweet old ladies, the doors were unlocked and the waiting crowd went storming in. We went running back to the furniture and I frantically looked around...but the chair was no where in sight. IT WAS GONE. I thought I was going to have a heart attack. I'm not kidding. In fact I'm kind of disgusted at how heart broken I am over this chair people. I've been kicking myself for the last two days. Why didn't I just buy the freaking chair for $40? How could I let that stupid man talk me in to waiting till Saturday. Bryce tried to reassure me that I'll find a chair I love even more...give me a break I told him. "I loved that chair to the max my heart could love, there's no possible way I'll find one I love more." he sat there for a minute and said
"You loved that chair as much as you love me?"
"For a piece of furniture husband!"
So I guess I'm writing this post in hopes that somehow, somewhere, the person who bought that chair is reading my blog and will feel sorry and let me buy it from them.
-Trying to save money screws you over. Haha.
-If you find something you love, buy it. Right away. Only if you need it of course.
-NEVER EVER trust Goodwill man.
-And never fall in love with a piece of furniture. It will end up breaking your heart.