Monday, April 26, 2010

Heart break town.

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.
Lessons learned...
-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.



Things still needed- chair :( dresser, curtains, and hanging bird cages. Unfortunately I now have no desire to get it finished. Poo.

10 comments:

dina marie said...

Oh my gosh, I miss you!!! I laughed right out loud and I am the only one in the room! You always bring a smile to my face, but I miss that face being right here at home with me. It's been a few years since you moved and I am still in mourning. :( Your vision will return. Keep looking and keep the faith in the furniture search. The perfect piece is somewhere waiting for mama bree to bring it home. Thanks for the laugh. lots of love to my girl.

Tahnee said...

haha oh bree! but i could not agree more with you. if you see something and want it.. you have to buy it right then & there! i have learned that valuable lesson time & time again!!!!!! and your little boys nursery is coming together soooo nicely :) !! i love it. and yes our sons can so be friends.. yay!!

Whitney said...

LAME!!! When are we hitting up more thrift stores?! Im totally ready to help you find the perfect chair.

Dani said...

haha you are too funny sis! wish i was as funny as you! that is NOT a chair i'd buy if i just saw it, but it was absolutely perfect! i believe there is another chair out there waiting for you to buy and take home! just keep looking! (shutup, i just typed that and started reading moms comment, she said almost the exact same thing! like mother like daughter!) the room is coming along great! you have such a unique touch and i love it. when i get a home, please plan on coming up and helping me decorate...kthanksbye! love you!

Ian and Kristen said...

That is the saddest story I have ever heard! :) But if it makes you feel better, the rest of the nursery looks a.m.a.z.i.n.g. you are doing a great job!

Higgs Happenin's said...

haha oh bummer. The room is looking so cute! I hate it when those thrift store people act like they know what they're talking about.

mindy said...

that chair reminds me of the Liberty of London fabric (targets stuff).
i love it.

maybe you could find a sweet chair that might be easy to reupholster? not that you would want to if you could just find a sweet chair right? but still :)

LOVE the nursery! everything looks perfect!

Brigham and Jenny said...

oh Bree what a sad story, but so funny too, sorry. It's true, that chair would have been PERFECT! I know how hard it is to find discount furniture for the nursery. Just keep looking and good luck. And i must say that room is looking STINKING CUTE!! You're so good!

Rad Rachel said...

I'm sad for you. Really, I am. I went to goodwill the other day and even walked through the furniture section for you to see if I saw a hint of a treasure. No such luck. Drat. Next time!!

LaDonna said...

I think you'll find the perfect chair. AND having 5 kids, I'm pretty sure you want it to be a "rocking chair" and you are super talented!
You can find the perfect fabric and make cushions for it or a slip-cover for it and then it will be the MOST perfect chair! Hang in there.