I was long overdue for a furniture post!
I haven’t redone anything in a while and with my daughter’s room still lingering in limbo, I decided to go check out the local Goodwill to see if anything would jump out at me.
And that’s when I saw her…
Wait, I’m getting ahead of myself here.
Here’s the thing…I’m not a fan of Goodwill. Actually, I loathe it. Seriously loathe it.
I’m always in awe of these other bloggers finding baskets and buckets full of treasures, and my Goodwill just has…well, trash.
Now, I’ll be honest and admit I don’t go there every day (like I’m supposed to if I want to hit the mother load) At least that’s what I’ve heard the trick is, but it’s because I loathe that place, and yes, I’m aware I keep saying loathe…
But that day, the day I found her...
My husband was off. Dinner was cooked. My daughter was content with watching a movie while mommy ran out by herself for a bit…
I walked in to that place. The place I loathe with every ounce of my being.
And there she was in the far back corner covered under a mountain of smelly shirts and a 20 year old t.v. with rabbit ears wrapped in foil.
I couldn’t see her face or body, but those legs…those beautiful long legs got my attention…
I could feel my heart racing as I quickened my pace to get to her.
In one swift movement I threw the pile of shirts onto a nearby recliner whose foot rest was missing, and like a ninja in the night lifted this 50lb. 19 inch t.v. and dropped it quietly to the floor.
Could it be? Did I actually find something good at Goodwill? I ran my hand over her dusty, dinged up top, whispering ”I shall call you Nadine…” and that’s when I saw it…
$160.00? How could this be?! She had no markings, she was a wanna be! She wasn’t even made of real wood!
I looked around the almost empty store nervously thinking I was being punked…Who does the pricing in this place?! Do they not realize this is Goodwill?!
I mean…c’mon…look at the top…
She’s obviously been used and abused…
Then finally, after 5 minutes of staring blankly at the back door an older lady emerged and walked right to me.
“Do you need help?”
“Yes, I noticed the price on this dresser is awfully high, she…err…it’s been here for over 2 weeks, can you knock the price down a bit?”
“I can do $125.”
“Pfftt…I was thinking more like $40ish…”
“How about $100?”
“Honestly, it’s not worth even $75…I’m going to have to put a few bucks into it just to make it somewhat decent. $50?”
“$70 is the best I can do, hun.”
Uggh infuriating Goodwill lady…I didn’t want it for that much, but…would I ever find a decent looking dresser for that price? The ones I was originally looking at were $200 or more. And those legs…I love her… I’d only need to put at most $30 into it to make it look okay…She won’t go to a home that will love her as much as I do and I definitely don’t want her covered in smelly shirts and a ridiculously old t.v. that will explode if plugged in again…
“I’ll take her…”
So Nadine came home with me that day. The day that I actually found something good at my Goodwill.
That’s an accomplishment on it’s own, but I can’t wait to show you what she looks like now in her new home.
In the meantime I’ll leave you with these pictures, and you wondering…