|My name is Jenna and I’m addicted to ugly, used furniture.|
Are y’all wondering about the relative silence coming from Southern Ontario lately? And for those of you that have been by the house…. are you wondering why I’m posting stuff that I’ve had finished for ages? You know you read my posts and think “But she did that in November”.
There was, of course, the BCS Championship Game….that took over an entire night and all I have to say is ROLL TIDE ROLL!
|Love these boys!|
But as for the real reason I don’t seem to get anything done…..Well I have three words for y’all…50 % OFF. At the Thrift Store! (Ok, so that’s seven.)
Yup, there was a big 50 percent off everything sale at Bible’s For Missions two weeks ago and I got some great deals on some used furniture. This sale happens the first Monday of every month and I have never gone for some very good reasons. First, I don’t do lines outside in January in Canada. Come on….is there anything worth that kind of pain? Second, it starts at 9 am and I’m told you need to be first in line to get what you came for. So for those of you that aren’t familiar with my life….I have 2 (TWO!) babies….Exhibit A is 17 months (Translation…”No!” “Mine!”….not the most cooperative phase) and Exhibit B is 5 months old. (Translation….drug testing at birth showed alcohol in his system and he is totally overstimulated by….well….everything.) So we don’t go out much.
However!!! Yes. That is a complete sentence. This fine Monday both boys were off to daycare for the day at 8:30 am so I bundled up and headed on over. I have to confess I watched the line up from the safety of my truck for a good twenty minutes. Seriously, y’all it was COLD. But at 8:59 am I got myself into that line.
Now I must be a good customer because the staff person I had chatted with last week recognized me. (I’m either super proud or super embarrassed). Thank goodness….apparently you need an in and Peggy was mine. At this point you just run around with her and she tapes your name on things you’re going to buy. Along with a hundred other people frantically trying to do the same thing. It’s like the Black Friday version of a Thrift Store.
This is where I start to wonder what happened to me. I came for a dresser and a buffet. Well within 10 seconds someone had grabbed the buffet so I panicked. I started following Peggy (who remembered what I was there for. Good….because by now I sure as heck didn’t). She slapped my name on a dresser. Yay! But when I saw the buffet that was going to be my kitchen island sold to someone else I think I went crazy. I started sticking my name everywhere. I wound up with 2 ginormous dressers, 2 end tables and a bench. I only wanted the dresser. And, have I mentioned that they deliver? Like I needed the encouragement.
By the time I got home with my thrift store buzz subsiding, the fellows arrived with all my furniture. I was super excited. And super confused. Because when the fine fellows asked where I wanted the pieces, I had no idea. Because aside from the dresser that I came for (for storage in the rec room) I am now the proud owner of 2 dressers, 2 end tables, and a bench that needs recovering. I’ve never recovered anything. Ever. I also don’t need the end tables or bench. Or even the second dresser.
My name is Jenna and I’m addicted to old/ugly/used furniture. This is probably where I should confess that I’m picking up a desk and a sofa table tonight? I’m out of control. Moving on….
|What I came for…$50!|
|What I didn’t come for…$12.50|
|Also didn’t plan for…$5.|
I already had a TV stand and had no intention of buying a new one. I actually don’t like this stand and never have. Nothing particularly wrong with it but it just felt wrong. Know what I mean? And because I watch a bit a lot of TV, it bugged me most of the time….just not sure why.
So I had no clear plan for this impulse purchase and shoved it up along the same wall. But then I realized that this would make a beautiful TV stand that actually fit the scale of the room. It was the scale that was wrong!!!
|Completely didn’t plan for but loving it!…$40|
I’ve spent the last week painting and waxing and buffing and this fellow will be ready for the big reveal later this week. Stay tuned for the after photos.