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I’m Steamed . . .

I found this coffee table Friday night at my favorite cheapy thrift store for $5.99. When I went to purchase it, the guy told me it would not fit in my car, and that everything was “cash & carry” (I was wondering, “since when?”, but I didn’t say anything). I wanted to pay for it then and come back to pick it up (in like, 30 minutes!), but he told me no go. He said the store closed at 8pm and so I planned to come back before closing. Well when I pulled up at 7:20, I noticed everything had been pulled inside (there’s normally lots of furniture outside) and the doors were shut with 2 guys chillin’ outside. I asked them if they were closed, and dude said “Yes.” I told him I was confused, because another guy told me they closed at 8, and he shrugged his shoulders. He said they closed at 7:30, and even though I still had 10 minutes, they were closed. I was so pissed!!! How are you closing 10 minutes before scheduled!!!!???? If I would’ve known that they were closing early, I would’ve been more pressed to get my A over there! I knew it would be a lost cause, because I don’t live that close to the place, and I wasn’t planning on interrupting my routine to get there at 10 am on Saturday, only to find it gone. I should have tried to get it in my car instead of letting him tell me it wouldn’t fit–I never do stuff like that. It would’ve been so easy to sand, repaint, and sell for a profit. I’m still kicking myself today.

I also saw this king size headboard and footboard for $35, including rails. If I had a king size bed I would’ve have snatched it up, and probably just used the headboard for my bed. I was just talking about getting a bed like this in my post last week (well, not exactly, but close enough)! A few cans of spray paint, and it would’ve been perfect.
This cute little couch was only $25. I wish I had enough room in my bedroom for something like this. I love the lines (it’s very similar to my couch) and the kick pleat skirt, too. It’s in really good condition, and I’d want to get a couch and have it reupholstered with nail head trim. A creme or charcoal grey would look great, but I really don’t know how much it would cost to have it done, nor do I know a good place to handle the job. Maybe one day . . .

In other good news, I SOLD MY BOOKCASES!!! I’m so excited because they are the first pieces I’ve ever bought specifically to refinish and sell, and I got 175% return, so I have no complaints. I’ve been on the lookout for some new things, and think I may have found a good one (this was originally written last Saturday), so we’ll have to see if it’s still available when I get back to the store. And even though I’m supposed to be finding things for myself, I found some chairs that I think I’m going to use to replace the ones I currently have at my dining room. Photos to come soon!

8 Comments on I’m Steamed . . .

  1. Annette
    October 30, 2009 at 3:47 pm (9 years ago)

    Those are some great finds! I’m sorry you missed out on that table. It looks just like one from Pottery Barn. That bed also looks just like one from Restoration Hardware that comes in silver. It would look terrific in a bedroom with black furniture. That thrift store has some nice items, too bad their customer service is terrible.

  2. Symone's Mommy
    October 30, 2009 at 4:08 pm (9 years ago)

    $25 for that little couch! Oh, man! That would be perfect in Symone’s room. What kind of store is this? Local resale or Goodwill/Salvation Army. That is some good stuff. Annette and I keep saying one of us needs an SUV. Guess we are not the only ones 🙂

  3. Mrs. Chic
    October 30, 2009 at 4:51 pm (9 years ago)

    Seriously! No Fair. I think this is my 2nd ‘No Fair’ comment on your blog – lol – you must have great thrift stores in your area! congrats on selling your items.
    I’m going hunting on Sat afternoon for a china hutch, wish me luck 🙂

  4. Dayka
    October 30, 2009 at 6:40 pm (9 years ago)

    Thanks ladies for your comments! I know I’m missing a comment here, and I don’t know why . . . “Struggler” I got your message, and “thank you”!!

  5. NM
    October 31, 2009 at 1:49 am (9 years ago)

    I bet you’ll find something even better and cheaper next time! My mum always says “good things come to those who wait”…
    Have a good weekend, NM.

  6. Amanda Naomi
    November 3, 2009 at 9:30 am (9 years ago)

    Thanks for the comment! If you don’t love the red on your sideboard stop now and make it a color you’ll LOVE! As for these fabulous finds… wow! That coffee table is amazing, and that king headboard, speechless. Happy Thrifting!

  7. L.Duncan@home23duncanboys
    January 4, 2010 at 11:54 pm (8 years ago)

    Girl I wish I could have gotten that sofa! I was just thinking about something like that!


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