Do you remember this indoor/outdoor chair I got from Pier 1 at the beginning of the summer? I had actually gone in to buy another chair. But this one looked more vintage and it caught my eye. I loved the gold cushion I found to fit inside.
It was a bit more, but sometimes you have to pay a bit more if it's really, really what you like. Otherwise you'll never be happy for one you settle for.
Every once in awhile, you have to splurge a bit on yourself. Because you're worth it.
All summer long I yearned for one to match it. But the price for another was way over my head. I splurged on the first one at $169.99.
And so I waited. And the end of summer sales began.
Unfortunately, this dark brown color must have been the most popular. I called the stores around here and no one seemed to have it. I thought all the waiting had been for nothing.
But then they found one in a town 15 miles away. I'd never been there. But I yearned for a sale and off I went.
Once I got there, soaked through my clothes from the rain, I found this. One leg was messed up. Did they have another one? No. I was already getting the after summer sale price. But I would chance this one if I could get better.
Because I really wanted this look.
How about 75% off it all? My gold cushion that was first priced $39.99, and the chair.
I got it all, plus tax, for $69. And they said they'd order the repair kit for the leg and send it to my home free of charge.
I was elated. I love to score a good deal.
I wanted to hang quilts on it and have a real seating area around my great find of a coffee table for $35. (I'm still in love with that great deal!)
Sometimes they sell completely out of what you've waited months for. Sometimes you get lucky and get the deal I got. It was worth driving 15 miles in the pouring rain to me.
Which then prompted me to look at the shelves on the wall behind the chairs. I hadn't done much of anything different with them since I moved in nearly two years ago. I kind of wanted a different look there too.
And yes, I brought the TV back in here. I don't watch it, but Marley loves Sesame Street. If I watch TV it is at night in my bedroom.
And so I did what pretty much all of us do. I shopped the house. I moved the shelves around and added a painting.
And a mirror and some antique relatives. I had fun with it. Which is what it is all about, after all.
The pupsters are happy as long as they can lay on the back of the couch and stare outside. A small price to pay for their happiness. So they can bark at people walking their dogs, or jogging, or pushing a stroller.
I like indoor/outdoor furniture and rugs. They are generally cheaper than their indoor only counterparts, and clean more easily.
What great deals have you scored lately? We all like to share in your great finds.