Good morning, and happy Monday to you! I hope you had a wonderful weekend.
My weekend wasn’t great, simply because I had some very important, very pressing non-decorating, non-condo-related things I had to attend to that virtually ate up my entire weekend. Not fun. Not fun at all.
I did take a couple of hours on Saturday morning to go to one garage sale. I knew I didn’t have much time, so I couldn’t just drive from garage sale to garage sale. No, with my limited time, I was forced to choose. I had to be satisfied with only one garage sale. So I looked on Craigslist, and found one that looked enticing: “Huge Girl Scout Garage Sale.” Okay, I like huge garage sales. And I really liked the fact that over 20 families had contributed items for the sale. Wow! How could I pass that up!? It was going to be incredible, right!?
But I guess I can’t complain too much, because I did score an amazing bargain–two matching upholstered chairs for the bargain price of… **drum roll please**
No, I don’t mean eight dollars each. I mean eight dollars for the pair!! Let me show you what eight dollar chairs look like.
Can you believe that?! I’m always complaining about how my city’s Craigslist is absolute nonsense. Evidently I live in one of those cities that is filled with delusional people who think they can sell their five-year-old Walmart bookshelf, made of particle board and laminated paper printed to look like wood, for the “bargain” price of $100. It gets really irritating.
But garage sales are different. Garage sales…are…AWESOME!!
And did you happen to notice the fabric on these chairs? The colors of these chairs??
I literally could have put these right into my little condo, and they would have looked like they were custom upholstered just for my living room.
The sad thing is that the previous owners evidently had a cat, and kitty had claws.
So they will definitely need to be reupholstered…sadly. Right now they’re tucked away in my storage building, but since most of the kitty scratches are on the back, and since this upholstery would look fabulous in my condo, I might just go ahead and use them as they are until I have the time and money to reupholster them. Maybe I can place them strategically so that the scratches don’t show.
I would love to upholster them in the exact same fabric. Do any of you have any idea what this fabric is? Well, whatever it is, it’s perfect for my condo! Just take a close-up look at the chair with the valance/drapery fabric.
I simply must find that fabric, don’t you think?
And now for the winner of the Quote the Walls giveaway!
The prize goes to…
Congratulations, Jen! Just shoot me an e-mail at addicted2decorating[at]live.com and I’ll get your prize to you.
Well, I hope you have a very blessed Monday.
P.S.–I still haven’t heard from the winner of last week’s Chic Shelf Paper giveaway! Susanna, I need to hear from you by Wednesday, May 5th, or I’ll have to give your prize to someone else. 🙁 I really don’t want to have to do that.
Edit: Okay, I just wanted to prove to y’all how delusional people are in my city when they post things on Craigslist. I just found this, which incidentally was titled “Traditional Buffet Server”:
Sure, it’s one of those pieces that a DIYer could spiffy right up with a fresh coat of paint, maybe some pretty wallpaper or other paper decoupaged to the top, or whatever. But let me make this clear…this IS NOT a buffet. This is a dresser…for a bedroom…the purpose of which is to store clothing. And based on the style, it’s probably about 30 years old, at least.
And how much is the seller asking for this “traditional buffet server”?
Delusional. There’s no other word for it.
Matt suggested that I contact the seller and ask if the price is in pesos. lol…oh my…he makes me laugh.
(For the record, I have no problem using a dresser in a room other than a bedroom to serve a purpose other than holding clothing. I just don’t like one thing being passed off as something else. Perhaps the person who posted this ad genuinely doesn’t know the difference.)