Friday, May 20, 2011

Look What I Found!

Ever since I read this post from Thirfty Decor Chick, I have become obsessed with our Habitat ReStore. Our local store is open Thursday and Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturday from 9am to 2pm. Sarah posted about her local store on a Sunday, so Monday morning I ran to ours first thing...Closed. I thought the sign said Tu...so I went back the next day...Closed. It was then I realized what the hours were...so I waited. Ever since then I have been once a week. I LOVE to look, but I never purchased anything until last week when I saw this...





That's right...it's a painted, wooden bench custom made for a bay window.. Hmmmmmmm....I thought...will it work? Can I make it work? Should I try to make it work? That was over a week ago. I thought about it for a few days and decided to take Mr. T back to take a look. We talked and looked and looked and talked and decided that maybe...just maybe...it was worth a try. But, I told him, this is a project I want to tackle by myself! My goal is to take this...


and make it look like this...

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A few months ago when we started this process, Mr. T thought this project was going to cost a million dollars...seriously...has he met me?!? The bench had a price tag of $125, but we were able to talk them down to $75 fairly quickly. Still, it wasn't good enough...so $25 later we were down to $50 and I was happy. I still couldn't pull the purchase trigger, so we went home and I decided that if it was still there the next day it was meant to be. Don't you love my logic?

Well...it was meant to be! I am now the proud owner of a dirty, needs work, custom bench with an unattached top and drawers that don't pull out, that doesn't fit in our 1950's kitchen! It's great, it didn't end up in a landfill, and I didn't have to buy anything new! I'm ready to get started to make this custom for us!

Rachel :)



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1 comment:

Carrie said...

I think your logic is great...I use that same logic all the time! I've never tried to talk down the price at my ReStore...I can't wait to give it a try! Great job on the breakfast nook!
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