Confused yet? OK ,let me start here. I have been looking for a steamer trunk, to use as a coffee table for some time now. I have seen a lot out there. I felt like Goldilocks on a treasure hunt. Too big ... too small ... just right , but too expensive. Not tall enough ... top not flat enough ... if you have searched for one of these, you probably know exactly what I'm talking about. I wasn't asking for much ... just a flat topped trunk with character, a good size to use as a coffee table in a small space ... oh yeah and one that didn't smell like something died in it. It's not like I was asking for one that still had both of its handles :).
Well my plan was find one ... Paint it white and walk around the house with a big fat smile for a few weeks, at least. Well the time came ... I found one at the merchants village. It fit all the requirements. It didn't have either handles, but I was ok with that. It was only $40. , I was ok with that too. What I wasn't ok with, is that I didn't have the $40 on me.
I'm not sure why I didn't go back that day ... well it was probably because I was physically and mentally exhausted. But 3 days later I asked my daughter ,that was in from school for the weekend, to go back and see if it was still there. She called me from there ... and said "I found the seller ... but there is no chest here for 40 dollars" "all 3 chests you described are here but the one you asked me to get ... the only one with both handles gone, is marked $20, so I don't know if that is it or not" I told her to go ahead and get it for the 20 and if it wasn't the right one I would use it in the attic for storage. Oh I can't forget to tell you the dreaded thing I asked of my beloved daughter ... yes ... yes ... I asked her to smell inside. She passed on the chore to the friend she went with ... so shes not holding it against me :). Guess what It didn't smell .... so Yay for everyone! Double yay for me cause ....... ...... ....... It was the same chest only 50% less than 3 days before.
Now below is what inspired me to go looking for a steamer trunk and paint it white in the first place.
This lovely photo and amazing white chest belongs to ... Life in the fun Lane. And this is the look I wanted. If this is the look I wanted, then why am I so hesitant to slap some paint on it. O I wish I knew. What do you all think ... what would you do? Am I destroying character ... or creating personality? I will leave you with that question and answer one I do know .....
What is better than 50% off well .... my answer is 90% off.
Below is a pr of french busts that I had my eye on ... well I had my eye on two pairs from two different sellers ... they both wanted 18 dollars for the set. The one set was perfect and the other set had some tiny imperfections. I figured it was a no brainer ... the perfect one ...right? Well I passed up both sets on my 2 previous visits. I am so glad I did ,because on my latest visit ... slightly imperfect started looking real good to me when, I found the slightly imperfect pair on a 90% off table for $1.80 .... SCORE!
I would love for you to share any steal of a deal ...you might have stumbled across lately.
So If you still have any energy after reading my long and drawn out post ........Enjoy your Week!
Thanks for stopping by ... Francine
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